Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Research Fellowship for European Administrative History

[We have the following announcement.]

Doctoral and postdoctoral students of European Administrative History, looking to finance the final phase of their research projects, may now apply for a JEVFellowship.  Named after its donor and publisher of the Yearbook of European Administrative History, Prof. Dr. Erk Volkmar Heyen, the JEV-Fellowship addresses excellent young researchers regardless their nationality and offers project funding for twelve months at maximum. Application deadline is 30 September 2013.

Prof. Dr. Erk Volkmar Heyen, former Professor of Public Law and European Administrative History at the Ernst-Moritz-Arndt University of Greifswald, Germany, was publisher of the Yearbook of European Administrative History from 1989 to 2008. Via the German University Foundation in Bonn, he recently donated a research fellowship in the field of European Administrative History. The so-called JEV-Fellowship aims to benefit the next generation of researchers and is now open to applicants for the first time. It particularly addresses doctoral and postdoctoral students of any nationality who are able to finalize their projects within a period of no longer than twelve months in case of funding. The JEV-Fellowship is open to all historical disciplines, provided the research project addresses an aspect of European administrative history within the period of the 16th to the 20th century.

The research topic should reach beyond national scope. Comparative approaches are welcome. Applications in German or English may be submitted until 30 September 2013 and should be sent in electronic form to: Priv.-Doz. Dr. Peter Collin at collin@rg.mpg.de. For further information please consult the original call for proposals.

The stipend amount is based on the usual rates for doctoral fellows of the German Research Foundation. In case of research being done outside Germany, the very local conditions will be taken into consideration. Unfortunately, marital status will not impact on the amount of funding. Travel or other costs may not be reimbursed.

Upon recommendation of a jury the Board of the German University Foundation in Bonn decides on and awards the JEV-Fellowship in January 2014.