New Europe College: Inviting Applications for Pontica Magna Fellowship Program

Deadline: 7 December 2017

The New Europe College (NEC), an institute for advanced study in the humanities and social sciences in Bucharest, Romania, is seeking applications for its “Pontica Magna Fellowship Program”. This funding opportunity targets young researchers, media professionals, writers and artists from the countries around the Black Sea, but also beyond it.

Candidates can apply for one academic year (10 months, starting with October 2018), or one term (5 months, starting with October 2018 or with March 2019). Once chosen, Fellows are expected to take part in the weekly seminars at the institute together with all the other Romanian and international scholars present at NEC, and in other scientific events organized by the institute.


  • Fellows are granted a monthly stipend of 750 € plus accommodation and travel expenses.
  • In addition to their residence period in Bucharest, they are offered a one-month research trip abroad to an institution of their choice.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Pontica Magna Fellowships are earmarked for applicants from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia, Ukraine (other post-Soviet countries may also be considered) and Turkey.
  • Candidates must be doctoral students at an advanced stage of their research, or hold a PhD title.
  • Journalists, media professionals, writers and artists are also eligible; a PhD is not compulsory in such cases, but it is a plus.
  • In its absence, a CV presenting their achievements so far in their chosen activity will be taken into account.
  • Preference is given to candidates below the age of 40.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted electronically at the address given on the website.

Eligibility Countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia, Ukraine, Turkey

For more information, please visit Pontica Magna Fellowship.

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