CFA: The Summer Institute for the Study of East Central and Southeastern Europe

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Summer Program
December 1, 2022
Subject Fields: 
Eastern Europe History / Studies, European History / Studies, Humanities, Modern European History / Studies, Russian or Soviet History / Studies

The Summer Institute for the Study of East Central and Southeastern Europe

Now Accepting Applications for the 2023 
Summer Institute in Bulgaria

The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) invites applications for the Summer Institute for the Study of East Central and Southeastern Europe (SISECSE) 2022-23 competition. In partnership with the Centre for Advanced Study Sofia (CAS), ACLS will convene leading scholars from Eastern Europe and North America for a two-week residency, hosted by the American University in Bulgaria, in Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria from June 1 to June 15, 2023.  

SISECSE will provide participating scholars with time to dedicate to their own research and writing in a collaborative and interdisciplinary setting. The program will cover travel, accommodation, and per diem expenses. Institute members will be expected to be in residence and to participate in all planned events for the duration of the institute.


The competition is open to scholars in any field or discipline in the humanities and interpretive social sciences pursuing postdoctoral or advanced research in the region (Albania, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Czechia, Croatia, Hungary, Kosovo, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine). We seek to foster conversations across generations and fields.

Scholars should be based at institutions in North America (US, Canada, Mexico) or Central/Eastern Europe (see the list above).

Applications must be submitted in English, but the written work produced by the fellow or grantee can be in any language. Work proposed must be in the humanities and interpretive social sciences and must employ humanistic approaches and methods.

Deadline: December 1, 2022 at 9PM Eastern Time

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