Fellowship at the Institute of European, Russian and Eurasian Studies

Deadline: 15 August 2017
Open to: scholars with a regional specialization in the Russian Federation or South-Eastern Europe
Benefits: annual stipend of USD 40,500


The Institute of European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (EURUS) at Carleton University welcomes applications for a postdoctoral fellowship. The fellowship will allow a scholar to spend one or two academic years, beginning in October 2017, in residence at Carleton University (Ottawa, Canada). The fellow will work under the mentorship of a faculty member at EURUS.

We particularly welcome applications by scholars with a regional specialization in the Russian Federation or South-Eastern Europe. We will also accept applications from candidates whose research relates to other post-Soviet states. As an interdisciplinary institute, EURUS welcomes applications from candidates with a variety of disciplinary backgrounds, including History, Political Science, Anthropology and Sociology, Economics, Law and Legal Studies, and other fields in the humanities and social sciences.

Postdoctoral fellows are expected to:

  • Focus on their research and writing;
  • Work with EURUS colleagues, including taking a prominent role in the design of research grant applications;
  • Consult with graduate students working on related research topics;
  • P articipate in the scholarly life of the Institute. 

Depending on curricular needs, teaching expertise, and budgetary resources, it may be possible to offer the fellow an opportunity to teach in one of the academic programs run by the Institute.


Candidates must have successfully defended and deposited their PhD dissertation before commencing the fellowship. The PhD dissertation should relate to one of the thematic areas indicated above. The PhD should have been received no earlier than September 2014.

Carleton University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within its community as a source of excellence, cultural enrichment, and social strength. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our University including, but not limited to: women; visible minorities; First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples; persons with disabilities; and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expressions.


The postdoctoral fellowship will initially be for a one-year period from October 2017 through September 2018 with an annual stipend of $40,500 (including mandatory benefits). It may be renewed for a second year, subject to review of the fellow’s work and the availability of funds.

The fellow will have (possibly shared) office space and access to library, internet, and computer facilities. Details on Carleton University’s policies on postdoctoral fellowships can be found here.

How to apply?

Applications should include:

  • A curriculum vitae;
  • A research plan for the period of the fellowship (approximately 750-1000 words);
  • A sample of the applicant ‘s writing (scholarly article, book chapter, or dissertation chapter) on a topic relevant to the competition;
  • In addition, please arrange to have two referees send letters of reference directly to the same email address with the title line “Postdoctoral fellowship Reference YOURNAME.”

Please submit required materials electronically no later than August 15, 2017 to the email address eurus.postdoc@carleton.ca. All materials (except letters of reference) should be merged in a single pdf file and sent in an email with the title line “Postdoctoral fellowship YOURNAME.”

For further information, potential applicants may email Prof. Achim Hurrelmann, Director, Institute of European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies, at achim.hurrelmann@carleton.ca. However, please do not send application materials to this email address.

 For more information please visit the official website.

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