Accepting Applications: Pilecki Fellowship

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February 15, 2020
Subject Fields: 
European History / Studies, Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies, Modern European History / Studies, Russian or Soviet History / Studies, Contemporary History

Fellowship for junior and senior researchers worldwide, representing disciplines in the humanities and social sciences (especially modern history, political science and international relations, sociology, international law studies and political philosophy), ready to work in a multidisciplinary and vigorous team and participate in vibrant discussions on political, social, economic, cultural, international and legal aspects and implications of the complex phenomenon of totalitarianism.

The Institute seeks scholars to carry out their own research projects, who will contribute with their approaches, perspectives and new ideas.  


Preference will be given to projects in some way connected to the following research areas:

  • Totalitarian systems and ideologies in the 20th century and its consequences.
  • The German and Soviet occupations of Central and Eastern Europe – legal, social, philosophical and historical aspects.
  • Sovereignty, human rights, genocide and international law in the wake of the catastrophe of the World War II.
  • Memory and memorialization of World War II.
  • Nationalism and political community in 20th-century Europe.
  • Personal experiences of war and totalitarianism in Europe.
  • Enslaved societies – resistance and strategies of survival in 20th-century Europe. 

The list of research areas is not definitive, and new ideas are also welcomed.

Pilecki Fellows will be invited to spend a term of five months between September 2020 and June 2021 at the Pilecki Institute in Warsaw; it may be possible to extend this time period depending on the project and circumstances.


Successful candidates will receive a stipend of EUR 3,000/2.000 per month (senior/junior) to cover accommodation and living expenses in Warsaw and health insurance. Travel expenses for flying in-out as well as additional travel expenditures for project-related research trips will be covered by the Pilecki Institute.

Scholars planning to work on Poland-related matters who are not already fluent will be strongly advised to enter the Institute’s fully funded language programs to develop their command of Polish.

DEADLINE: Standing offer until February 15, 2020.


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