Wirth Doctoral Research Fellowship for Ukrainian Studies (deadline August 29, 2022)

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Wirth Doctoral Research Fellowship for Ukrainian Students

The Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies (CIUS) invites applications for the Wirth Doctoral Research Fellowship for Ukrainian Students. This fellowship is offered and funded by the Wirth Institute for Austrian and Central European Studies, University of Alberta, as part of the university’s Disrupted Ukrainian Scholars and Students initiative.

Applicants must be citizens of Ukraine and currently enrolled in doctoral programs in any field of the Fine and Performing Arts, Humanities, or Social Sciences. The doctoral dissertation topic pursued should relate to any one or more of the following countries: Austria, Croatia, Czechia, Hungary, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Poland, or pertain to Ukrainian relations with these countries.

The fellowship is 12 months in duration and is valued at CAN $27,600, which will be paid in equal monthly installments at the end of each month. In addition to the stipend, the award includes economy airfare to and from Edmonton.

The successful candidate will hold the fellowship at the Wirth Institute for Austrian and Central European Studies, and is expected to be actively engaged in Ph.D. thesis research. The fellowship holder is also expected to participate in the institute’s cultural, scholarly, and academic activities, as well as more broadly on campus (including CIUS).

Young scholars from any of the aforementioned disciplines are invited to apply. Candidates should be Ukrainian citizens at the Ph.D. (preferably the all-but-dissertation) level and have an excellent command of spoken and written English, as well as a sound reading knowledge of either German or another central European language. A proven research record (ideally in the form of publications) would be an asset.

Applicants should submit a short English-language description (maximum 500 words) of their research project and a full curriculum vitae to ciusappl@ualberta.ca. Applicants should also arrange for two letters of reference to be sent to the same email address.

The review of applications will begin on 29 August 2022 with a fellowship start date in early fall 2022.