New Europe College (NEC) calls application for Fellowship Program 2021-2022. The Fellowship consists of: a monthly stipend of 850 Euros (tax-free); accommodation in Bucharest, comprising living quarters and working space; reimbursement of travel costs from the home/residence country to Bucharest and back. Fellows who stay for the whole academic year are offered a one-month research trip to an institution of their choice. Fellows have free access to the NEC library and electronic resources.
Fellows are expected to work on their projects and take part in the scientific events organized by NEC. Presence at the weekly seminars discussing the work in progress of the Fellows is compulsory. At the end of their Fellowship, Fellows are expected to hand in a research paper, reflecting the results of their work over the duration of the Fellowship. The papers will be included in an NEC publication.
- New Europe College (NEC) Fellowship Program is open to postdoctoral level scholars (with the exception of Pontica Magna, which also accepts applications from doctoral students and non-degree candidates – see below).
- Romanian and international candidates in all fields of the humanities and social sciences are eligible for the core NEC program.
- Other Fellowship programs target candidates from specific countries or academic fields.
- High quality of the candidate’s academic portfolio and publications, participation in international research.
- Innovative research proposal with significant contribution to scholarship.
- Interdisciplinary and/or comparative approaches are an advantage.
Candidates applying for New Europe College (NEC) Fellowship Program must have the following documents
- A recent photo
- A scan of your Ph.D. diploma
- At least two original letters of reference (in English, French, or German) written explicitly to support your application for the NEC Fellowship. Referees can be invited to upload the letters themselves.
- Candidates are asked to fill in an application form, that includes their professional information and publications list, as well a description of the project they would like to pursue during their fellowship.
- A minimum of two recommendation letters from reputed experts in the fellow’s field of study, specifically discussing their project, is required.
- An internal evaluation of the applications – by the academic staff of the NEC, with the assistance of local and international specialists from the relevant fields, where necessary – is conducted. Selected candidates are invited to an interview.
- The interview is conducted by a jury which includes members of the NEC Academic Board, and, on occasion, one or two foreign scholars of international repute.