Application Deadline: January 16 2015
The Zentrum für Zeithistorische Forschung/ Centre for Contemporary History Potsdam (ZZF) is pleased to invite applications for a Young Eastern European Fellowship to study German and European History in the 20th century. This six-months fellowship will provide
young scholars from East Central Europe and the former Soviet Union with an opportunity to pursue individual research while participating in the academic life of one of Germany’s major historical research centres.
The ZZF covers a broad scope of Contemporary European History with four research departments:
1. Communism and Society
2. Economic Thought and Practice
3. Contemporary History of Media and Information Societies
4. Regimes of the Social Sphere
The ZZF library holds approx. 80,000 items and subscribes to more than 100 periodicals. Since
January 2009 the ZZF is a full member of the Leibniz-Association (WGL).
Applicants must have at least postdoctoral status with a significant academic record. They are
expected to pursue their own research. However applicants whose interests relate to projects of the major research groups at the ZZF will be preferred. Fellowship holders will be assigned to a research group and asked to present their current project in a seminar or colloquium.
The monthly fellowship rate for the Young Eastern European Fellowship will be EUR 2,500. The
funding is supposed to cover all expenses including traveling, housing, and insurance. Fellows are expected to reside in Berlin or Potsdam for six consecutive months between April and December 2015.
The ZZF will provide office space and other relevant facilities. The application deadline is
January 16, 2015. Decisions will be announced not later than February 28, 2015.
Applications can be in English or in German and must include
– a letter of interest;
– a curriculum vitae (including a list of publications);
– a project proposal not exceeding 1500 words;
– a letter of recommendation.
Hanno Hochmuth-YOUNG EASTERN EUROPEAN FELLOWSHIP
-Zentrum für Zeithistorische Forschun
Am Neuen Markt 1
Applicants can apply via mail or may use electronic application (via e-mail with one combined pdf -attachment only). No applications or recommendations by fax will be accepted. The letter of
recommendation should be sent under separate cover or with a separate e-mail.
For further information regarding the Zentrum für Zeithistorische Forschung, please refer to