UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA

The Wirth Institute for Austrian and Central European Studies

invites applications for a

 

HUNGARIAN DOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP

For advanced students in Hungary

 

 

The Hungarian Doctoral Research Fellowship is tenable in the 2016-2017 academic year (1 September 2016 - 31 August 2017) at the Wirth Institute for Austrian and Central European Studies of the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada.  The Fellowship is valued at CAN $ 26,400.00 and will be paid in equal monthly installments at the end of each month beginning September 2016.

The successful candidate will hold this fellowship at the Wirth Institute for Austrian and Central European Studies, and is expected to be actively engaged in Ph.D. thesis research. Successful candidates are also expected to participate in the Institute’s cultural, scholarly and academic activities, and events, particularly the development of academic relationships with institutions in Hungary. A willingness to engage with the local Hungarian community and serve as a liaison between that community and the Faculty of Arts is also a requirement.

Young scholars from disciplines in the Humanities, Social Sciences or Fine Arts (especially from the field of Anthropology, Art and Design, Classics, Cultural Studies, Drama, East Asian Studies, Economics, English, Film Studies, History,  Linguistics, Modern Languages, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology and Women’s Studies) are invited to apply. Candidates should be Hungarian citizens enrolled in a Ph.D. programme at a Hungarian university at all-but-dissertation level and have an excellent command of spoken and written English. The purpose of the fellowship is to offer a research stipend to complete writing the dissertation. A sound reading knowledge of either a Slavic language or German and a proven research record (ideally in the form of publications), would be an asset.

The University of Alberta welcomes diversity and encourages applications from all qualified women and men, including persons with disabilities.

Applicants should submit a short English-language description (maximum 500 words) of their research project, a full curriculum vitae, and the names of two references with contact details or actual reference letters.  Application should be submitted by e-mail to the Wirth Institute c/o Dr. Joseph F. Patrouch patrouch@ualberta.ca and the Ministry of Human Capacities of Hungary c/o Ms. Cecília Nagy cecilia.nagy@emmi.gov.hu.

Application deadline:   11 APRIL 2016

Finalists in the competition for this fellowship will be interviewed in Budapest by the Director of the Wirth Institute for Austrian and Central European Studies in mid-June 2016.  Successful candidates will be advised by e-mail beforehand of the specific date, time and place of the interview.

Decisions will be announced in July 2016.