Notes for Applicants

The Imre Kertész Kolleg Jena offers fellowships for a duration of three to twelve months. Applications are invited from both historians and from scholars in neighbouring fields.

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 the 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 twentieth century and on Central, Eastern or Southeastern Europe, or on Russia and Ukraine in a larger European context).
  • Applications from neighbouring disciplines are encouraged.

2. Applications must include

  • a curriculum vitae,
  • a list of publications,
  • a project proposal (max. 5 pages); see below for further details,
  • a statement on the relevance of the research project to the Kolleg’s research profile (max. 2 pages).

3. The Project Proposal should cover

  • central questions and methodological approach,
  • relevance with regard to existing scholarship,
  • research and preparation conducted so far,
  • desired term of the fellowship and planned work schedule,
  • intended form of publication (article, monograph, etc.).