American Research Center In Sofia
Academic Program Fellowship Competition
Deadline: January 15, 2013
Graduate and advanced undergraduate students enrolled at North American academic institutions (or academic institutions accredited in North America) engaged in research on ancient, medieval, or modern Bulgaria or the Balkan peninsula, in any field of the humanities and social sciences.
The fellowships are of 9-month (September-May) or 3-month (September-November or February-April) duration. In addition to independent research, Fellows will participate in ARCS academic program which includes a series of lectures, seminars, and excursions designed to provide a broad thematic vision of Bulgarian and Balkan history and culture from prehistory to present.
Fellows receive a monthly cash stipend ($600/month), housing in Bulgaria, language instruction, travel expenses within the academic program, and up to $1,000 for travel expenses between North America and Bulgaria. Up to 10 fellowships are awarded. Every year there are some applicants who were accepted in the program with only partial fellowship or without fellowship. We strongly encourage you to inquire in timely manner about possibilities for funding from your home institution as well and to indicate this in your application.
An application consists of the application form (available at http://arcsofia.org/en/page/8-ARCS-Fellowship); a project proposal describing how participation in the ARCS academic program will serve your research interests (not to exceed five double-spaced pages); a current CV; academic transcripts; and two letters of reference from scholars familiar with your work. For full consideration, these materials must be submitted by email to ARCS Fellowship Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org . ARCS expects to notify applicants of the decision of the Fellowship Committee by March 1, 2013.
Please direct any questions about ARCS academic programs, fellowships, or application procedures to Professor Eric De Sena (email@example.com), Director of ARCS or Dr. Emil Nankov (firstname.lastname@example.org), Archaeology Program Officer of ARCS.
The American Research Center in Sofia does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, sex, sexual orientation, color, religion, ethnic origin, or disability when considering admission to its programs.