Young Eastern European Fellowship (Potsdam, ZZF)
The Zentrum für Zeithistorische Forschung (ZZF) in Potsdam, Germany,
is pleased to invite applications for a

Young Eastern European Fellowship

to study German and European History in the 20th century. This six-
months fellowship will provide young scholars from East Central
Europe and the former Soviet Union with an opportunity to pursue
individual research while participating in the academic life of one
of Germany's major historical research centres.

The ZZF covers a broad scope of Contemporary European History with
five research departments:

1. Communism and Society
2. Economic and Social Change during the Twentieth Century
3. Changing Concepts of the Political
4. Regimes of the Social Sphere: Mobilisation, Welfare State, and
Rationalisation during the 20th Century 5. Contemporary History of
Media and Information Societies

The ZZF library holds approx. 75,000 items and subscribes to more
than 100 periodicals. Since January 2009 the ZZF is a full member of
the Leibniz-Gemeinschaft (WGL).

Applicants must have at least postdoctoral status with a significant
academic record. They are expected to pursue their own research.
However applicants whose interests relate to projects of the major
research groups at the ZZF will be preferred. Further details on the
research areas at the ZZF can be found at
. Fellowship
holders will be assigned to a research group and asked to present
their current project in a seminar or colloquium.

The monthly fellowship rate for the Young Eastern European Fellowship
will be EUR 2,500. The funding is supposed to cover all expenses
including housing and insurance. Fellows are expected to reside in
Berlin or Potsdam for six consecutive months between April and
December 2012. The ZZF will provide office space and other relevant

The application deadline is January 16, 2012. Decisions will be
announced not later than February 29, 2012. Applications must include

- a letter of interest;
- a curriculum vitae (including a list of publications);
- a project proposal not exceeding 1500 words;
- a letter of recommendation.

Please send applications electronically in PDF format to Hanno
Hochmuth ( or by mail to:

Hanno Hochmuth
Zentrum für Zeithistorische Forschung
Am Neuen Markt 1
14467 Potsdam

The letter of recommendation should be sent under separate cover. For
further questions about the fellowship program please contact Hanno
Hochmuth (
Date: 2011-12-12