Notes for Applicants

The Imre Kertész Kolleg Jena offers long-term Fellowships of up to twelve months and short-term Fellowships from one to three months. Applications are invited from historians and from scholars in neighbouring fields.

In general, long-term Fellowships commence in October or April. Please note the following information before you apply:

Fellows are expected to reside in Jena for the duration of their Fellowship.

1. Eligibility

  • Applicants must hold a PhD (Applicants for Junior Fellowships must have submitted their doctoral thesis)
  • Applicants should propose a research project within the thematic range of the Imre Kertész Kolleg (focus on the 20th Century and on Central Eastern or Southeastern Europe)
  • Applications from neighbouring disciplines are encouraged.

2. Deadlines

  • Long-term fellowships are publically advertised.
  • Long-term fellowships normally start in October or April; individual arrangements are subject to negotiatio.
  • Short-term fellowships can be negotiated individually.

3. Applications must include

  • Curriculum vitae
  • List of publications
  • Project Proposal (max. 7 pages). See below for further details.

4. Project Proposal

  • Central questions and methodological approach
  • Relevance in view of state of research
  • Place within the research programme of the Kolleg
  • Pre-studies realised so far
  • Work schedule for stay in Jena
  • Planned form of publication (article, monograph, etc.)