CfA: Residence Grant at the Center for Urban History 2018-2019; Deadline March 15

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Subject Fields: 
Eastern Europe History / Studies, Public History, Urban History / Studies, Russian or Soviet History / Studies, European History / Studies

The program includes five one-month residence grants for young researchers, working on their PhD thesis or preparing them for publishing, and five two-week residence grants for advanced researchers. The program also provides for three residences in digital urban history, jointly with the Lviv Interactive project, an online-encyclopedia representing the history of Lviv through places and spaces. The researchers are expected to have an interest in preparing materials for the project while placing their own research focus within the spatial aspect of Lviv and engaging digital methods to study the topic under analysis.

The Center offers place for research, shares access to its library resources, urban media arсhive, researches, academic contacts and provides an opportunity to present and discuss the preliminary results of the grantee’s project at the Center’s Urban seminar or public lectures.

The residence grants are offered to researchers of various fields in the humanities from different countries. We especially encourage historians, culture studies scholars, and anthropologists. Applications are accepted for studies that promote a broader interpretation of urban history as a discipline where different approaches interconnect humanities and social sciences. The chronological and geographical frames of the proposed research are limited to the 19th and 20th-century history of East and Central Europe. Welcome are topics related to the Center’s research focuses like urbanization in multi-ethnic cities, individual experience of city residents during 20th-century radical changes and wars, planned cities, urban heritage, commemorative practices and city space, digital and public history.


The grant means accommodation in the guest rooms of the Centre for a period of one month or two weeks, located on the same premises as the Institute. Conveniently situated in the heart of Lviv, the Center is a short walk from the city’s archives and libraries. The guest apartment has three separated guest rooms with shared kitchen and facilities. The rooms are fully-equipped to ensure a comfortable stay and provide WiFi access. During the stay at the Center, the grantee gets working space in the office, access to all resources and administrative support.

The grant does not cover travel, living and other expenses.


The residence grants are intended for postgraduate students and postdoctoral researchers. Please note that no scholarship is offered to undergraduates and graduates. Pilot research projects are not encouraged. At the time of application, the project should last at least for a year and require access to Lviv archives and libraries.


Applications have to include: 

  • Project Description (1000-2000 words) 
  • Curriculum vitae 
  • List of publications 
  • Letter of recommendation by a scholar who is familiar with the applicant’s research (for non-holders of PhD or relevan tdegree).

The referee, who recommends a candidate for the grant, should submit their letter of recommendation from their own email, providing contact information in the letter.

Please submit your application to the email Please indicate "Residence Grant Application 2018" in the subject line of your email.

Applications can be submitted in Ukrainian, English, Polish, Russian and Belarusian. Only fully completed applications will be accepted.

If you have questions, please contact the coordinator of the Center’s grant program, dr. Iryna Matsevko via email

Application deadline
March 15, 2018

The selection of candidates will be done by
March 23, 2018

The jury is not required to publicly justify its decisions.

The Center’s Grants Program has been effective since 2006 and is to encourage international academic exchanges, promote urban studies in Ukraine and advance interdisciplinary approaches, new topics and discussions in studying cities. So far the Centre has welcomed 80 researchers from Ukraine, the United States, Italy, Germany, the United Kingdom, Canada, Poland, Russia, Lithuania, Estonia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Hungary, Switzerland, and Romania.

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