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Scholarship: Sotirova Fellowship at LSE IDEAS‏

The LSE IDEAS Balkan International Affairs Programme is pleased to invite Applications for the 2012 Mladena and Dianko Sotirov Visiting Fellowship.

Recipients of this Fellowship will be working within the LSE IDEAS Balkan International Affairs Programme –which aims to promote the understanding of the recent history and the international affairs of the region, the challenges it faces today and the prospects of tomorrow..

This Fellowship amounts to £3000 and should cover a two, maximum three-month stay in London between 1 July and 30 September 2012, namely travel expenses, accommodation and subsistence. The recipient will have access to shared office space at the LSE IDEAS Centre and enjoy privileges of the LSE Fellow, including access to the LSE Library, its IT resources and to all events organised at the LSE.

This Fellowship is intended primarily but nor exclusively, for scholars in the early stages of their career, namely doctoral candidates and post-docs whose work and research focuses on the topics related to the history and international affairs of Bulgaria and the Balkans in the Twentieth Century and today. Although candidates of Bulgarian nationality will have priority, this fellowship is also awarded to candidates of non-Bulgarian nationality.

During his/her residency in the LSE IDEAS Centre, the Fellow is expected to contribute with short commentaries to the Programme's website, submit a paper of 4,000-5,000 words on the topic of his/her research and assist with the running of the Balkan International Affairs Programme.
Deadline for Applications: 15 February 2012

All applicants should submit (in English):

Cover letter
Research proposal describing current research and research conducted while in London
Two letters of academic recommendation (one of which must be from the applicant's thesis supervisor, if the applicant is a PhD student) .

Enquieries should be emailed to Antonio Moneo at:

Applications should be submitted thorugh the following form. Applicants will receive an email acknowledging receipt of their application.