The Black Sea Link program of the New Europe College (NEC) in Bucharest Romania offers research fellowships for young, highly talented scholars in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Candidates from the Black Sea Region, particularly from Moldova, Ukraine, Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan, are welcome to apply by January 11 with projects on topics of their choice, for in-residence fellowships at the New Europe College in Bucharest, Romania, an Institute for Advanced Study of international reputation and an important meeting place for scholars from East and West. The Black Sea Link program is carried out in cooperation with the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin. It is sponsored by the VolkswagenStiftung Hannover (Germany).
Aims of the program:
to support outstanding (post)doctoral researchers from the Black Sea Region with their individual projects by providing them with excellent working conditions;
to bring together a lively and inspiring multidisciplinary group of scholars at the NEC in Bucharest;
to create a network of excellent young scholars from around the Black Sea;
to further the knowledge of this area, among neighbors and beyond.
In keeping with the other NEC research support programs, the Black Sea Link fellowships will be awarded to particularly promising young academics from the humanities and social sciences. Following a rigorous selection process, between five and eight Black Sea Link fellows will be chosen for either two terms (10 months starting October, 2013) or one term (5 months, starting October, 2013, or February, 2014). For more details, please visit the website.