Young Eastern European Fellowship at the Centre for Contemporary History Potsdam (ZZF)

Young Eastern European Fellowship at the Centre for Contemporary History Potsdam (ZZF)

The Zentrum für Zeithistorische Forschung / Centre for Contemporary History Potsdam (ZZF) is pleased to invite applications for a 

Young Eastern European Fellowship 

to study German and European History in the 20th century. This six-months fellowship will provide young scholars from East Central Europe and the former Soviet Union with an opportunity to pursue individual research while participating in the academic life of one of Germany’s major historical research centres. The ZZF covers a broad scope of Contemporary European History with five research departments: 

1. Communism and Society 
2. Economic and Social Change during the Twentieth Century 
3. Changing Concepts of the Political 
4. Regimes of the Social Sphere: Mobilisation, Welfare State, and Rationalisation 
5. Contemporary History of Media and Information Societies 

The ZZF library holds approx. 78,000 items and subscribes to more than 100 periodicals. Since January 2009 the ZZF is a full member of the Leibniz-Gemeinschaft (WGL). 

Applicants must have at least postdoctoral status with a significant academic record. They are expected to pursue their own research. However applicants whose interests relate to projects of the major research groups at the ZZF will be preferred. Fellowship holders will be assigned to a research group and asked to present their current project in a seminar or colloquium. 

The monthly fellowship rate for the Young Eastern European Fellowship will be EUR 2,500. The funding is supposed to cover all expenses including traveling, housing, and insurance. Fellows are expected to reside in Berlin or Potsdam for six consecutive months between April and December 2014. The ZZF will provide office space and other relevant facilities. 

The application deadline is January 16, 2014. Decisions will be announced not later than February 28, 2014. Applications can be in English or in German and must include 

– a letter of interest; 
– a curriculum vitae (including a list of publications); 
– a project proposal not exceeding 1500 words; 
– a letter of recommendation. 

Original posting from H-Net

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