2017/2018 Gerdal Henkel Fellowships at New Europe College, Romania

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New Europe College Fellowships

New Europe College, Institute for Advanced Study in the humanities and social sciences in Bucharest, Romania announces a Call for Applications for its newly launched GERDA HENKEL Fellowships. The program targets young researchers / academics working in the fields of humanities (in particular archaeology, art history, historical Islamic studies, history, history of law, history of science, prehistory and early history) from the following countries: Afghanistan, Belarus, China (only Tibet and Xinjiang Autonomous Regions), Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Mongolia, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.

Fellowship Benefits

  • A monthly stipend of 750 € (tax free) to cover living expenses related to the stay in Bucharest;
  • Accommodation in Bucharest, comprising living quarters and working space. The Fellows will also have free access to the NEC library and electronic resources/databases;
  • Travel from the home country to Bucharest and back, visa and insurance costs (up to 1000 €);
  • Research field trip abroad during the fellowship period – up to 1,500 € (a one-time allowance);
  • Research expenses (100 € / month).


January 16, 2017


To be eligible for this fellowship, you must…

  • Hold a Ph.D. title in the fields of the historical humanities mentioned above;
  • Be citizen of one of the above-mentioned countries.


To apply for the Gerdal Henkel Fellowships, you’re required to note the following:

  1. First, download the application form.
  2. The applications will be submitted only in electronic format to the address: applications@nec.ro.
  3. The enclosed documents will be attached to the application message. The name of the Fellowship Program should be mentioned in the Subject field of the message: “Gerda Henkel Fellowships”.

A complete application consists of:

  • a recent photo;
  • the application form (in Microsoft Word Format) completed on the computer in English, French, or German;
  • at least 2 original letters of reference (in English, French, or German) written explicitly to support the application for the Gerda Henkel Fellowships 2017-18. The recommendations should be e-mailed by the referees directly to the address: applications@nec.ro;
  • a document proving that the applicant holds a Ph.D. title (scanned and attached to the applicant’s message).

Note that it’s important to read guidelines on application thoroughly before you apply.

For more information: Check Scholarship Official Page.


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