Research Fellowship in South Caucasus Studies
The Russian and Eurasian Studies Centre of St. Antony’s College, Oxford, in association with the Academic Swiss Caucasus Net (ASCN) at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland, invites applications for a newly established postdoctoral Research Fellowship in South Caucasus Studies. The fellowship is tenable for one year (1 October 2013 – 30 September 2014) and will be attached to St. Antony’s College.
Applications are open to all Georgian citizens, with priority to be given to those who are normally resident in Georgia. They should be social science scholars, with a doctorate awarded less than seven years ago. Preference will be given to candidates with several years of research activities at institutions other than where they obtained their doctorate and a record of research publications.
The Fellow will be expected to be resident in Oxford for the duration of the Fellowship, to conduct and present independent research on the South Caucasus and to engage fully with the intellectual life of the Russian and Eurasian Studies Centre as well as St Antony’s College more broadly. The Fellow will be expected to organise one or more seminars in their field of study and to present their research at the College
The Fellowship carries a stipend of £20,000 for the year. The taxation treatment in the UK and elsewhere will depend on the individual circumstances of the candidate and independent personal advice should be taken as necessary. The costs of international travel to/from Oxford at the start and end of the Fellowship will be covered. The Fellow will be provided office space and facilities, a High Table (dining) allowance and mentoring support. The Fellow will have access to all advertised events (seminars, lectures etc.) at the College and Oxford University as a whole.
There is no application form. Applications should consist of a curriculum vitae/ resume, a research proposal of not more than three pages, a covering letter, and the names, addresses and email addresses of three referees. The deadline for applications is 15 May 2013. Applications should be sent by e mail to the ASCN at jan.kreuels “at” unifr. ch with the following email subject line: ASCN Oxford Fellowship 2013. Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed by the selection committee in Tbilisi on 20 June 2013.
Denis Dafflon, ASCN Programme Manager, denis. dafflon “at” unifr. ch.
The fellowship is financed by ASCN.
ASCN is a programme aimed at promoting the social sciences and humanities in the South Caucasus (primarily Georgia and Armenia). Its different activities foster the emergence of a new generation of talented scholars. Promising junior researchers receive support through research projects, capacity-building trainings and scholarships. The programme emphasizes the advancement of individuals who, thanks to their ASCN experience, become better integrated in international academic networks. The ASCN programme is coordinated and operated by the Interfaculty Institute for Central and Eastern Europe (IICEE) at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland). It is initiated and supported by Gebert Rüf Stiftung.