New Europe College (NEC) fellowships

New Europe College (NEC) is an independent Romanian institute for advanced study in the humanities and social sciences founded in 1994 by Professor Andrei PleลŸu (philosopher, art historian, writer, Romanian Minister of Culture, 1990โ€“1991, Romanian Minister of Foreign Affairs, 1997-1999) within the framework of the New Europe Foundation, established in 1994 as a private foundation subject to Romanian law.

Its impetus was the New Europe Prize for Higher Education and Research, awarded in 1993 to Professor PleลŸu by a group of six institutes for advanced study (the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford, the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, the National Humanities Center, Research Triangle Park, the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in Humanities and Social Sciences, Wassenaar, the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study in the Social Sciences, Uppsala, and the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin).

New Europe College โ€“ Institute for Advanced Study in Bucharest, Romania โ€“ announces the competition for Fellowships. The program targets young international researchers/academics working in the fields of humanities, social studies, and economics.


Applicants must be doctoral students in an advanced stage of their research, or hold a Ph.D. title. Preference is given to candidates under the age of 40, and to those who have not yet benefited from a NEC Fellowship. Working languages: English, French, and German. A good command of English is desirable.


a) a full academic year (10 months, October through July) or

b) a one-term fellowship (October through February, or March through July). This second possibility is open only to international fellows.

LOCATION: New Europe College โ€“ Institute for Advanced Study, Bucharest, Romania.

THE FELLOWSHIP CONSISTS OF: a monthly stipend of 600 Euro (tax free), accommodation, international transportation to and from the home country of the Fellows at the beginning and the end of the Fellowship, as well as for season holidays. The Fellows who stay for the whole academic year are offered a one-month research trip abroad to an institution of their choice (2,600 Euro for transportation, accommodation, and per diem). As an alternative, they can opt for a field research, in Romania or outside it.

The Fellows are expected to work on their own projects, and take part in the scientific events organized by the New Europe College. At the end of their Fellowship, each Fellow is expected to hand in a research paper, reflecting the results of his/her work over the duration of the Fellowship. The papers will be included in a NEC publication.


Applications will be submitted in electronic format only, to the address: Candidates are asked to enter in the Subject field of their e-mail message "NEC International Fellowship".

The application form, the application guidelines and additional information on New Europe College can be downloaded here:

The deadline for the submission of applications is November 15.

Incomplete or late applications will not be taken into consideration.

The applicants will be notified on the results of the pre-selection at the beginning of the month of March, by e-mail. The shortlisted candidates will be invited to an interview, organized at the NEC in Bucharest, on April 8-10.

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