Offering of one-year fellowships (post-doctoral position)

Prague, Czech Republic
Deadline: 31st May 2013

Oriental Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences in Prague is offering one-year fellowships to outstanding scholars (with a preference on non-Czech residents) of history and cultures of the countries of Asia (with a preference on Middle East and North Africa, South Asia, East Asia) for the 2013-2014 academic year.
Eligibility: This position is open to recent PhDs (as a post-doctoral position). PhD must be completed by September 1, 2013.
Terms: The position is open beginning by September 2013 (negotiable). The annual salary will be in the 12.000-14.500 EUR range. Researchers are expected to be in residence at the Oriental Institute in Prague. During their residence, researchers are required to produce academic publications (ideally turn their doctoral dissertations into monographs) and participate in all Oriental Institute seminars and other events. We reserve the right not to fill this position.
Deadline for applications: May 31, 2013.
Notification: June 30, 2013. Inquiries: Please direct inquiries to Ondrej Beranek at or call 00420 – 266 052 488.
Application: Please submit all of the following materials: 1) CV and Publication List 2) Project proposal a. In three to five pages (double spaced 12 pt. font) please explain the project you would undertake in the starting stage of your residence. In addition please include a separate bibliography of works to demonstrate how this project relates to the current state of research. b. A strong proposal articulates a clear hypothesis and methodology; outlines a clear and realistic work plan; and demonstrates how this contributes to an original understanding of Asian regions. 3) Writing Samples a. Please include a writing sample of no more than 20 pages. b. Please include a Dissertation Abstract of no more than 2 pages. 4) Two letters of Recommendation a. Please list the names, addresses and occupations of the two persons, not related to you, who will submit letters of recommendation on your behalf. Letters of recommendation must be submitted by the deadline for the application to be complete.
Mailing Instructions: Please send the application and letters either electronically to: or mail it to: Dr. Ondrej Beranek Orientalni ustav AV CR (ORIENTAL INSTITUTE, ASCR) Pod vodarenskou vezi 4 182 08 Praha 8 Ceska republika (CZECH REPUBLIC)

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