Call for Applications: János M. Bak Research Fellowship on Medieval Central Europe

Application deadline: October 15, 2019
Starting date: January 1, 2020 (upon agreement)
Duration: 3 months

The Board of the János M. Bak Research Fellowship on Medieval Central Europe invites applications for its 2020 call. The recipient will be an early- or mid-career researcher (no more than 15 years from the award of the PhD, excluding periods of maternity/paternity leave) who has already made a significant contribution to research in any field of study on Central Europe in the period between 800 and 1600 CE. The fellowship, which is funded by colleagues, friends, and former students of Professor Bak, is open to scholars of any nationality, irrespective of employment status. While hosted by the Department of Medieval Studies at Central European University, Budapest, Janos Bak Research Fellows will also join the academic community of CEU’s Institute for Advanced Study and will be able to be accommodated in the Raoul Wallenberg Guesthouse.

Applicants to the fellowship have to submit a CV, a list of publications and a research plan (c. 500 words) proposing a visible output such as an article, book chapter, exhibition, film, or other form of publication. Fellows will be asked to give a public lecture at CEU and be available for consultation with CEU students. The duration of the fellowship in 2020 will be three months, preferably from January to March 2020. Fellows will receive a monthly stipend of EUR 2000 and are expected to be in residence in Budapest.* Please send your application package to

* Travel expenses to/from Budapest will be refunded up to the limit of EUR 300. At present the rent for a self-contained apartment in Raoul Wallenberg Guesthouse is 500 EUR per month and will be payable from the fellowship award. Fellows wishing to make alternative accommodation arrangement, maybe able to do so by prior agreement. When applicable, visa costs will be refunded.

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