Deadline: October 30, 2018 12:00 CET| Apply here
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Eligibility: At the time of the application, researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Poland for more than 6 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the reference date – October 30th 2018 (short stays such as holidays do not count). Applications are open to active researchers at two stages of their careers: juniors/postdocs, who have obtained their PhD in the last 10 years and have subsequent working experience as researchers for at least three years priot to the application date (PhD training is not considered in the calculation of research experience) – 4 fellowships; seniors/professors, who have minimum 10 years of full-time research experience after obtaining a PhD – 8 fellowships.
Location: Warsaw, Poland

The Polish Institute of Advanced Studies PIASt Fellowship Programme 2019/2020

The Polish Institute of Advanced Studies PIASt is pleased to invite applications for its core junior and senior fellowship programs for the academic year 2019 – 2020.

The Fellowship Programme offers residencies in all research areas of the social sciences and humanities, broadly defined.

Fellowships run for the full 10-month period and the 5-month fall semester (October – February) or spring semester (March – July). For the 2019-2020 academic year, PIASt offers 12 fellowships (4 junior and 8 senior positions).

About the fellowship

The Polish Institute of Advanced Studies PIASt is an independent centre of research located in Warsaw. It offers a base for an international community of high-level scholars willing to devote themselves entirely to their research work while being freed from their usual teaching and administration constraints.

To fulfil this goal the PIASt has initiated a researcher mobility programme, offering 5- or 10-month residencies in Warsaw. The fellowships are offered mainly to scholars active in the fields of the humanities and social sciences, but projects where these disciplines interface with life and exact sciences will also be welcome.

Successful fellows are provided with furnished office space, flats and host contracts for five or ten months. The provision of a living allowance (in the range of up to € 2000/month for a junior fellow and up to € 3000/month for a senior fellow – depending on the individual situation), accommodation, and coverage of travel expenses (one round trip) will be provided.

Who should apply?

The programme supports outstanding researchers from all regions of the world who want to pursue self-directed work in fine research conditions.

They will form a small but stimulating community which will benefit from its multi-disciplinary composition, that enables the free exchange of ideas and opinions in a spirit of cross-disciplinary dialogue.

The programme welcomes applications from researchers of high scientific standard. They may be both leading senior researchers and promising younger scholars who are offered an opportunity to devote themselves full-time to their research at the early stage of their careers.

Applicants must all submit send research proposal, supported by evidence of their former achievements on the international stage, demonstrated by quality publications. The Institute also welcomes applicants with an ability to build ties and collaborate with research institutions and individual researchers in Poland.

The selection process

The PIASt selects applicants with regard to how interesting and innovative their research projects are, and with the quality of their scientific experience.

The fellowship is open to a variety of research methods, including theory, analyses of original sources, and analyses of large secondary data sets.

The candidates with a strong research background in their own discipline, but willing and able to develop research projects drawing on PIASt’s interdisciplinary resources and ready to take part in PIASt internal and external activities – seminars, workshops, etc are encouraged to apply.

Interested in attending the The Polish Institute of Advanced Studies PIASt Fellowship Programme 2019/20? Register your participation by following the registration link and taking the suggested steps.

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