Academic Resources for East Europeans


From time to time I publish some useful links and announcements for East European researchers. Here is a new issue in this category:

  • The European Commission Joint Research Center (JRC) is currently organising open competitions to recruit new scientific/technical staff in the following fields: Chemistry, Biology and Health Sciences, Physics, Structural Mechanics, Quantitative Policy Analysis, Spatial Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Energy Sciences, Communication/Information Technology. Registration open until 4 November. For further information check go to this link.
  • The John Smith Fellowship Programme. The Programme targets outstanding young leaders working in politics, local government or civil society with an established interest in promoting democratic reform. Once a year, in June, a group of young people aged 25 to 40 come to Britain to take part. Deadline: 31 December 2010. Open to: individuals from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine, aged 25 to 40. Scholarships: flights to and from the UK, accommodation and subsistence during the Programme, and the costs of visas. Official web.
  • The Institute for Studies on Federalism and Regionalism of the European Academy Bozen/Bolzano (EURAC), the Faculty of Law and the School of Political Science and Sociology of the University of Innsbruck are organizing the International Winter School on Federalism and Governance. The deadline for applications is 31 October 2010. For further information visit website.
  • Continuity and Change in Southeastern Europe, A Harvard University conference – February 4, 2011. Call for Papers.  Deadline for submission: November 15, 2010. Proposals should be submitted along with a recent CV to Andrew Hall at Andrew_Hall@hks.harvard.edu. Small stipends for travel and accommodation will be available for selected participants. Official website.
  • The Robert Bosch Stiftung gladly accepts inquiries regarding funding and support in the context of understanding and reconciliation in Southeast Europeofficial websiteDeadline: October 31, 2010.
  • The Community Solutions Program is a program of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State, and implemented by IREX. It is a professional development program for the best and brightest global community leaders working in Transparency & Accountability, Tolerance/Conflict Resolution, Environmental Issues, and Women’s Issues. Selected candidates will participate in: a four month US fellowship with a local organization; over 500 hours developing practical leadership skills; and, follow-on projects in their home countries.

Deadline: 10/11/2010. official Web.
Open to: community leaders, ages 25-38 from the non-US countries.
Grant: the organization covers visa and travel expenses, insurance, housing, meals and incidentals.

  • Project Officer Europen Neighbourhood Programme, Amsterdam. The European Cultural Foundation (ECF) is looking for an experienced project officer who will manage, administrate and further develop the European Neighbourbood Programme project activities in Ukraine, under the responsibility of the programme manager of the European Neighbourbood Programme and in close cooperation with partners in Ukraine and other European countries.

Deadline: 31 october, location: Amsterda,, Contract: 12 months, full-time. Official Web.

  • European Fund for the Balkans is announcing new Call for Applications for the “Fellowship Programme for Policy Researchers from the Western Balkans Region”.  official web.

Deadline: 30/11/2010
Open to:
permanent residents in one of the countries of Western Balkans, employees at a think tank, policy centre or NGO with strong policy research component in the region of Western Balkans, between 24 and 35 years
Fellowship: up to 5,000 EURO per fellow
Period: The maximum duration of the period to be spent in the selected organisation/institution should be within 3 months between February – May 2011.

  • 16th Estonian Winter School in Computer Science (EWSCS) XVI Eesti Arvutiteaduse Talvekool. EWSCS is a series of regional-scope international winter schools held annually in Estonia. EWSCS are organized by Institute of Cybernetics, a research institute of Tallinn University of Technology. The main objective of EWSCS is to expose Estonian, Baltic, and Nordic graduate students in computer science (but also interested students from elsewhere) to frontline research topics usually not covered within the regular curricula. The working language of the schools is English. The deadline for application and submission of abstracts is 14 January 2011. For Further info go here.
  • Open Society Foundations/ University of Cambridge Scholarships for Macedonians. Official Website.

Deadline: 19 November 2010
Open to:
Macedonian postgraduate students
Financial coverage:
Each scholarship provides one year’s tuition fees at the University of Cambridge, a stipend to cover living costs (for one person only) and return air travel from the scholar’s home country

  • Call for Paper and Panel Proposals for the 8th Convention of the Central and East European International Studies Association (CEEISA). The Convention will be held on 15-17 June, 2011 at the Kadir Has University in Istanbul, Turkey. The deadline for paper/panel proposals is 1 November, 2010.  Official Web.
  • The new ECPR Standing Group on Southeast Europe. The group is open to established academics and early career researchers (including PhD students) who share an interest in the study of the region, either in a country-specific or comparative perspective. Membership is free. Official Website.
  • OPPORTUNITY FOR TEACHERS TO SPEND A YEAR IN THE U.K. AS ASSISTANT TEACHERS DURING THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2011-2012. Applications are invited from teachers or university students training to be teachers who are nearing the end of their course to spend one year in a British Independent School as Assistant Teachers. Website.

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