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The Centre for Southeast European Studies at the University of Graz (CSEES) announces a Visiting Fellowship at the University of Graz for junior scholars from Turkey. We encourage PhD Students, Postdocs and early career academics with research interest in the society and politics of Turkey and Southeast Europe to apply.
CSEES is an inter-disciplinary research institution dedicated to the study of the history, society and politics of Southeast Europe in the widest sense, including Turkey, Greece and Cyprus. Every term, several fellows join us at the centre to advance their projects, discuss them with their peers and present their ideas to the larger academic community. Former and current fellows have worked on themes ranging from EU integration, democratisation, conflict and nationalism studies to the study of religious communities, memory studies, minority rights, gender and LGBT rights and socio-legal studies. CSEES is also the seat of the Consortium for European Symposia on Turkey, a network of leading European research universities dedicated to the study of modern Turkey.
This particular Fellowship was made possible due to an initiative by the rector of the University of Graz as a commitment to strengthening the freedom of academic inquiry. The Fellowship will be awarded for four months during this Summer Semester or in the Winter Semester beginning in September 2017. The successful candidate will receive a monthly stipend of 1,250 Euro and a travel and research grant of 1,000 Euro. Additional funds may be available for the organisation of a workshop or event at the Centre. The Fellow will be required to give a lecture and write a contribution to the centre’s research blog.
For your application, please submit only one word document comprising the following sections:
1. Statement of motivation
2. One-page outline of the research planned for your residence in Graz
3. Short narrative CV (300 words)
4. Indication of your preferred period of stay (April to July or September to December).
5. References by two senior academics.
6. Full CV.
Please send your application file to by Friday, 3 March 2017, 5 pm. Applicants will be informed by Monday, 13 March 2017.
For further inquiries, please contact Florian Bieber [] or Kerem Öktem [].

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