Imre Kertész Kolleg Jena

12. February 2024

Call for Applications: Fellowships 2024/2025

The Imre Kertész Kolleg invites applications for fellowships for the academic year 2024/2025 (autumn 2024 - spring 2025) for periods of residence from six to ten months.

The Kolleg awards fellowships to scholars in the modern and contemporary European history or neighbouring disciplines such as sociology, anthropology, political sciences, philosophy, literary studies or linguistics and eager to discuss their research in the broader framework of the Kolleg’s research focus.

Applications are invited from the following fields:

  • the history of democratic transformations in Europe since the 1970s
  • the history of the Holocaust and its aftermath
  • modern and contemporary Ukraine.

One of the fellowships will be awarded within the framework of the Virtual Ukraine Institute of Advanced Study in the form of a VUIAS fellowship abroad. The Imre Kertész Kolleg will host and fund this fellowship; applicants should be willing to work in an interdisciplinary setting.

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 office space, support by student research assistants, and will offer support in finding appropriate accommodation in Jena.

Further information on us 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 respective research area of the Kolleg(not exceeding 2 pages)

Applications for a fellowship for the academic year 2024/2025 must be submitted by 31 March 2024.
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

It is advised to study the Notes for Applicants (see below).

After completion of an external review process, successful candidates will be notified in summer 2024.
Informal inquiries may be addressed to the Managing Director of the Kolleg, Daniela Gruber, by email or telephone.