Visegrad Scholarships at the Open Society Archives

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    Program run in coop­er­a­tion with the Open Society Archivum Budapest offers research fel­low­ships at the Open Society Archives (OSA) at the Central European University in Budapest. Altogether, 12 fel­low­ships are awarded annu­ally to selected applicants from V4 coun­tries and 3 fel­low­ships annu­ally to non-V4 applicants.

    The fel­low­ships are given on a com­pet­i­tive basis to scholars, artists or journalists who wish to con­duct research at OSA, and whose cur­rent research projects are rel­e­vant to the hold­ings and the given research pri­or­i­ties of the fund and OSA.

    Eligibility

    The fel­low­ships will be given on a com­pet­i­tive basis to scholars/artists/journalists who wish to con­duct research at OSA, and whose cur­rent research projects are rel­e­vant to the hold­ings and the given research pri­or­i­ties of the Fund and the Archivum.

    Research top­ics:

    1. Welfare poli­cies in Soviet-type societies;
    2. Social sol­i­dar­ity or pos­si­ble expla­na­tions of the lack of it under socialism;
    3. Ideological and cul­tural aspi­ra­tions (and their roots) of anti-regime move­ments in Soviet-type societies;
    4. Documenting human rights vio­la­tions in order to aid rec­on­cil­i­a­tion in post-conflict societies.

    Benefits

    The schol¬≠ar¬≠ship of ‚ā¨2,000 is designed to pro¬≠vide access to the archives for schol¬≠ars, artists, and jour¬≠nal¬≠ists, and to cover travel to and from Budapest, a mod¬≠est sub¬≠sis¬≠tence, and accom¬≠mo¬≠da¬≠tion for a research period of two months. Scholarships for shorter peri¬≠ods are pro-rated.

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