Funding opportunities offered by the University of Bochum, Germany, for historians of Eastern Europe

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The Chair of the History of Eastern Europe at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum offers an opportunity to host the international postdocs as a part of the funding opportunities offered by the RUB Research School.

  • The Lore Agnes Fellowship explicitly supports international female postdocs with children. It is endowed with 2,000€ per month for a research stay at RUB for up to six months. This should enable the entire family to travel to Bochum
  • Research Assistantship: 3-month fellowship for postdocs who are interested in writing a proposal for a longer postdoc stay (DFG, Humboldt, Marie Curie and alike) and want to explore collaboration possibilities on-site. 3,600€ in total.


  • a postdoc-project in the Russian and/or Polish history in the 19th and 20th century that will be conducted at our chair
  • the candidate is expected to participate at the events of our chair and of the Osteuropa-Kolleg NRW as well
  • an excellent PhD degree in history of the Eastern Europe
  • knowledge of the German language is welcomed but not necessary.

Please send your application including a research proposal (max. 3 pages) and a CV in English or German as a PDF file by email to Prof. Dr. Stefan Plaggenborg:

For further information please contact Dr. Agnieszka Zaganczyk-Neufeld:

Application deadline: October 16th, 2020.