Pontica Magna Fellowship Program in Bucharest

Deadline: 07 December 2017
Open to: young researchers, media professionals, writers and artists from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine
Fellowship: a monthly stipend of EUR 750 plus accommodation and travel


New Europe College, an institute for advanced study in the humanities and social sciences in Bucharest, Romania is offering through competition Fellowships in its Pontica Magna Program. This program targets young researchers, media professionals, writers and artists from the countries around the Black Sea, but also beyond it. Candidates are welcome to apply with projects on topics of their choice, for in-residence fellowships of one or two terms at the NEC.

NEC makes the best of its location to provide an attractive meeting and working place for scholars from East and West, from North and South, from the countries of the EU and outside it, who wish to pursue a meaningful project of their own while also meeting with peers from other disciplines. It supports its fellows by providing excellent conditions for their work and by establishing a strong and productive network among academics and intellectuals in the country and beyond. The institute has acquired a unique position in the region and has established itself as a research center of international reputation.


  • Pontica Magna Fellowships are earmarked for applicants from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Geor¬gia, Moldova, Russia, Ukraine (other post-soviet countries may also be considered), and Turkey;
  • Candidates must be doctoral students at an advanced stage of their research or hold a Ph.D. title. Journalists, media professionals, writers, and artists are also eligible; a Ph.D. is not compulsory in such cases (see the guidelines for details);
  • Preference is given to candidates below the age of 40.


Fellows are granted a monthly stipend of EUR 750 plus accommodation and travel expenses. In addition to their residence period in Bucharest, they are offered a one-month research trip abroad to an insti¬tution of their choice

How to apply?

Applications have to be submitted following the guidelines and using the form available here:



Applications will be submitted, in electronic format only, to the address: applications@nec.ro

For more information, please visit the official web page.

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