News archive - International Scholars Fellowship Program

The Open Society Institute announces its Academic Fellowship Programme 2007-2008 of the International Higher Education Support Program.

The International Scholars Fellowship Program invites highly-qualified scholars in social sciences and humanities from around the world to teach and/or consult at selected university departments in South Eastern Europe, parts of the former Soviet Union, and Mongolia. Deadline for applications is March 23, 2007.

"The program, part of the Academic Fellowship Program (AFP), welcomes applications from faculty, retired faculty, and others holding PhDs in anthropology, area/cultural studies, gender studies, economics, history, political science, international relations, psychology, public administration, public health, philosophy, social work, sociology, human rights & public law, and journalism/media studies.
The program does not support scholars in philology, the visual and performing arts, or business.

Candidates apply to teach outside their country of citizenship and must hold an internationally-recognized PhD or JD. AFP accepts applications for fellowship placements in Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Tajikistan, and Ukraine."

Source: e-mail from Phillip Watkins

For applications and guidelines and a list of current AFP partner departments, please see (the list is subject to change in the 2007-08 academic year).

The arrangement offered for Western Balkan countries is the

  • Non-resident International Scholars option (consulting basis, short visits, mentoring, advice; fellows are senior or well-established academics)

The Resident International Scholars option (living in the host country, teaching courses) is not available for Western Balkan countries.

Fellowships generally include a stipend, transportation, and accommodation.

Application deadline: March 23, 2007
Fellowships begin in August or September 2007 and normally last one academic year, with the possibility of renewal.

Open Society Institute
Higher Education Support Program
Academic Fellowship Program
October 6 utca 12, H-1051, Budapest, Hungary
Telephone: (36-1) 235 6160;
Fax: (36-1) 411-4401

Entry created by Elke Dall on January 21, 2007
Modified on January 23, 2007