Institute for East European Studies at the Free University Berlin – Bridging Fellowships for Academics at Risk from Ukraine, Belarus and RussiaLocation: Location: Germany | Workplace: On site
The Institute for East European Studies at the Free University Berlin offers bridging scholarships for academics at risk from Ukraine, Belarus and Russia.
NB: This text is a translation from the original call in German (see below). Legally, the information in the original call is binding (i.e. no rights can be derived from the translation here).
What is offered?
Refugee scholars from Ukraine as well as scholars who are at risk due to the internal political situation in Russia and Belarus who have to leave the country can now apply for a bridging scholarship at the Institute for East European Studies at the Freie Universität. The scholarships are intended for three to six months and allow for the preparation of an application for a scholarship within a Scholars at Risk programme or a project application for third-party funded research in a protected environment.
Formal requirements for the award of a fellowship are:
- the sponsored person comes from one of the above-mentioned countries;
- the funded person was previously a (junior) researcher in one of these countries;
- there is a connection to a research area at the Institute for East European Studies;
- for applicants from Belarus and Russia: there is a risk situation.
Applications must be submitted via the head of a department at the Institute for East European Studies who supports the fellowship.
How to apply?
An application for a fellowship should include: a curriculum vitae, a list of the most important publications (max. 15 titles), information on the expected research topic; a certificate of the study degree or doctorate; for applicants from Belarus and Russia: a brief description of their own at-risk situation.
Support and questions
For docs, the scholarships amount to 1,200 euros/month, for postdocs 1,500 euros/month. For questions about the programme, please contact the Institute Secretariat via Anja Locascio or contact one of the working areas of the Institute for East European Studies directly via the website.