New Europe College
Institute for Advanced Study

New Europe College
- Institute for Advanced Study -

Opportunity for Black Sea Link and Pontica Magna Alumni:
Return Research Stay at NEC during the academic year 2020-2021

In the framework of its Pontica Magna Program, New Europe College offers alumni of the Black Sea Link and Pontica Magna Fellowship Programs the opportunity to apply for a research stay of one or two months in Bucharest. The stay should enable successful applicants to refresh their research experience at NEC, to reconnect with former contacts, and to establish new connections with current Fellows. The Pontica Magna Fellowship Program targets young researchers, media professionals, writers and artists from the countries around the Black Sea: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia, Turkey, and Ukraine.

Eligibility and conditions:

Alumni of the NEC Black Sea Link and Pontica Magna Fellowship Programs who are interested to pursue or complete projects using the research facilities available at the NEC or in Bucharest may apply. Candidates should send an outline of their intended project and a letter of motivation, indicating what they have achieved subsequent to their former Fellowship at the NEC and, in particular, to what end they would use the proposed research stay.

Returning Fellows are expected to take part in the weekly NEC seminars, together with all the other Romanian and international scholars present, and in other scientific events organized by the institute. During their residency, Returning Fellows will be invited to present results of their stay.

Returning Fellows are granted a monthly stipend of 750 € plus accommodation and travel expenses. Their stay will be covered by a special contribution within the Pontica Magna Program, supported by the German VolkswagenStiftung.

Submission of applications:

Applications (updated CV, short project description and letter of motivation) have to be submitted, in electronic format only, to the address:

Candidates are asked to enter in the Subject field of their e-mail message “Returning Fellows – NEC Alumni”. Please also indicate in your letter which period (one to two months during the interval October 2020 – July 2021) you would like to spend at the NEC.

Here is a downloadable, printable form of this Call for Applications:

Call For Applications Pontica Magna Alumni 2020-2021

Deadline: December 6, 2019

We will acknowledge the receipt of the application and confirm that the application requirements have been met within 14 days after the deadline.


New Europe College, Str. Plantelor 21, 023971 Bucharest, Romania; tel. 0041 – 21 - 307 99 10
Pontica Magna Coordinator at NEC: Dr. Constantin Ardeleanu (