Visegrad Scholarships at the Open Society Archives (OSA)

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The International Visegrad Fund in coop­er­a­tion with the Open Society Archivum Budapest offers research fel­low­ships at the Open Society Archives (OSA) at the Central European University in Budapest. As part of the joint project, 12 fel­low­ships will be awarded annu­ally to selected schol­ars, researchers or jour­nal­ists from the Visegrad Group (V4) coun­tries and 3 fel­low­ships annu­ally to non-V4 applicants.

The International Visegrad Fund in cooperation with the Open Society Archivum Budapest offers research fellowships at the Open Society Archives (OSA) at the Central European University in Budapest. As part of the joint project, 12 fellowships will be awarded annually to selected scholars, researchers or journalists from the Visegrad Group (V4) countries and 3 fellowships annually to non-V4 applicants. 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.

The applications could be inspired by (but not limited to) the suggested topics below:

Toolkits and media practices in ensuring objectivity Conceptualizing, classifying, and practicing opposition (selection and support for what counts as a "movement", "dissidence" or "non-conformism") Techno-sciences of mass communication Cold War wikipedia: documenting personalities and biographies (biographical card files, personal archives) Circuits of communication and (anti-)propaganda techniques: information gathering and classification, textual and visual dissemination (book programs, samizdat, TV monitoring, instructional and documentary movies) Assumptions and documentation of human rights abuses Construction of political 'facts' amidst socio - economic issues (standards of living, urbanization, education, religion etc); Historical analysis of socialist welfare policy and poverty under communism Documenting transnational phenomena in a time of polarized visions and imbalances between centers and peripheries Consequences of Cold War conceptual schemes and treatment of information on current economic and socio-political issues

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.

Benefits

The schol­ar­ship of €2,000 is designed to pro­vide access to the archives for schol­ars, artists, and jour­nal­ists, and to cover travel to and from Budapest, a mod­est sub­sis­tence, and accom­mo­da­tion for a research period of two months. Scholarships for shorter peri­ods are pro-rated.

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