December 4, 2015

Romania: New Europe College International Fellowships for Young Students Worldwide

New Europe College International Fellowships

Course(s) Offered: Humanities, Social studies, Economics
Course Level: Graduate (PhD, postdoc, fellowships)
Provider: NEC – Institute for Advanced Study
Country to Study in: Romania

Scholarship Description
The New Europe College – Institute for Advanced Study in Bucharest, Romania – announces the competition for Fellowships for the academic year 2016-17.

The New Europe College International Fellowships program targets young international researchers/academics working in the fields of humanities, social studies, and economics.

NEC started this programme in 2008, as part of its core Fellowship Programme. Funding from its traditional supporters enables NEC to offer up to ten Fellowships per year to young scholars, irrespective of their country of origin. The Fellows are chosen by the NEC international Academic Advisory Board for the duration of one academic year, or one term.

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. title or be doctoral students in an advanced stage of their research. Preference is given to candidates under the age of 40, and to those who have not yet benefited from a NEC Fellowship.

Working languages: English, French, and German. A good command of English is desirable.

Selection procedure:
The selection procedure at the NEC is essentially the same for all the researchers hosted by this institution, whether Romanian or international.

Eligible groups
Citizens of ANY country may apply (i.e. international students)

Participating Institutions
New Europe College – Institute for Advanced Study in Bucharest, Romania

Fields of study
The award is for the fields of Humanities, Social studies, Economics.

The Fellows are expected to work on their own projects, and take part in the scientific events organized by the New Europe College. At the end of their Fellowship, each Fellow is expected to hand in a research paper, reflecting the results of his/her work over the duration of the Fellowship. The papers will be included in a NEC publication.

Number of awards
Up to ten Fellowships per year are offered to young scholars

Sponsorship duration
The duration is as follows:
  • a full academic year (10 months, October through July); Or
  • a one-term fellowship (October through February, or March through July). This second possibility is open only to international fellows.
Scholarship benefits
The Fellowship consists of a monthly stipend of 700 Euro (tax free), accommodation, international transportation to and from the home country of the Fellows at the beginning and the end of the Fellowship, as well as for season holidays.

The Fellows who stay for the whole academic year are offered a one-month research trip abroad to an institution of their choice (2,600 Euro for transportation, accommodation, and per diem). As an alternative, they can opt for field research, in Romania or outside it.

Method of Application
Applications will be submitted in electronic format only, to the address: Candidates are asked to enter in the Subject field of their e-mail message ”NEC Fellowship”.

The application form, the application guidelines and additional information on New Europe College can be downloaded from the official website (link to it ia below); or requested by e-mail, at applications @ nec . ro

The deadline for the submission of applications is December 7, 2015.

Incomplete or late applications will not be taken into consideration.

NEC will acknowledge receipt of an application and confirm whether the application requirements have been met within 10 days after the deadline.

The applicants will be notified on the results of the pre-selection by mid-March 2016, by e-mail. The shortlisted candidates will be invited to an interview via Skype, organized on April 20-22, 2016.

Application Deadline: 7 December 2015
Open to International students: Yes

More Scholarship Information and Application

Related: List of Scholarships in Romania for International Students

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