Imre Kertész Kolleg Jena

25. November 2022

Call for Applications: Fellowships 2023 & 2023/24

We invite applications for Fellowships for 2023 & 2023/24 for periods of residence from three to twelve months.

The Imre Kertész Kolleg invites applications for fellowships for the year 2023 & 2023/2024 for periods of residence from three to twelve months. The Kolleg awards fellowships to scholars in the history of Central and Eastern Europe or neighbouring disciplines such as sociology, anthropology, political sciences, philosophy, literary studies or linguistics relevant to the region.

In 2023, applications are invited from:

  • early career scholars, researching the topic of the long transformation in Central and Eastern Europe for a junior fellowship.
  • noted and established scholar in the field of the history of the Holocaust and its aftermath for a senior fellowship.
  • applicants from Ukraine, working on the history of the region.

Fellows are expected to conduct a larger scholarly project corresponding to the aforementioned fields. As the fellowships are writing fellowships either for conceptualizing or finalizing work, fellows are expected to work at the Imre Kertész Kolleg and to reside in Jena for the duration of their fellowship.
Stipends range from € 3.000 to € 5.300 per month according to the academic position at the home institution. The Kolleg will provide work space, support by student research assistants, and will help finding appropriate accommodation in Jena.
Further information on the Kolleg can be found on the Kolleg’s website.

Applications must include:

  • curriculum vitae
  •  list of publications
  • project proposal in English (not exceeding 5 pages)
  • a statement on the relevance of the research project to the Kolleg’s research areas (not exceeding 2 pages)

Applications for a fellowship beginning before October 1, 2023 should be submitted by 31 December 2022.
Applications for a fellowship in 2023/2024 should be submitted by 30 April 2023. Please send the documents electronically as one single PDF to the director of the Kolleg:

Prof. Dr. Joachim v. Puttkamer
Imre Kertész Kolleg Jena
Fürstengraben 13
07743 Jena
Mail: imre-kertesz-kolleg[at]
It is advised to study the Notes for Applicants (see below).

After completion of an external review process, successful candidates will be notified in January 2023, respectively in May 2023, if they applied for the later period.

Informal inquiries may be addressed to the Managing Director of the Kolleg,
Daniela Gruber, on or +49 3641 944082.