New Europe College-Institute for Advanced Study in Bucharest, Romania announces the competition for the “Spiru Haret” Fellowships in the academic year 2021-22.

The program targets young Romanian researchers/academics in the humanities and social sciences whose projects address questions relating to migration, displacement, diaspora. Candidates are expected to focus on Romanian cases seen in a larger historical, geographical and political context, in thus broadening our understanding of contemporary developments. Such aspects as transnational mobility, the development of communication technologies and of digitization, public policies on migration, ways of employing transnational communities, migrant routes, the migrants’ remittances and entrepreneurial capital could be taken into account. NEC also welcomes projects which look at cultural phenomena (in literature, visual arts, music etc.) related to migration and diaspora.

The Romanian Fellows will be integrated in the NEC community and will work, alongside their foreign colleagues whose projects tackle the same kind of questions, as a focus group in diaspora and migration studies, in accordance with the goal of the “Spiru Haret” Fellowship Program.


Applicants must be Romanian citizens and hold a PhD title. Preference is given to candidates who have not yet benefited from a NEC Fellowship.

Working languages: English, French, and German. A good command of English is desirable.

Duration of the Fellowship: a full academic year.

Location: New Europe College – Institute for Advanced Study, Bucharest, Romania.

The Fellowship consists of: a monthly stipend of 770 Euro (tax free) and financial support for a one-month research trip abroad to an institution of their choice of up to 1,300 Euro. As an alternative, the fellows can opt for field research, in Romania or outside it.

The Fellows are expected to work on their own projects, and take part in the scientific events organized by the New Europe College. At the end of their Fellowship, each Fellow is expected to hand in a research paper, reflecting the results of his/her work over the duration of the Fellowship. The papers will be included in a NEC publication.



Applications will be submitted in electronic format only, to the address:

Candidates are asked to enter in the Subject field of their e-mail message “NEC Spiru Haret Fellowship”.


The deadline for the submission of applications is October 29, 2021.

Incomplete or late applications will not be taken into consideration.
We will acknowledge receipt of an application and confirm whether the application requirements have been met within 3 days after the deadline.
The applicants will be notified on the results of the selection by e-mail.

The application form, the application guidelines and additional information on New Europe College can be downloaded from the links below, or requested by e-mail, at 

Application Form

For other details, please contact Ioana Manolache (

Mailing address:
New Europe College, str. Plantelor 21, 023971 Bucharest, Romania
Phone (+4) 021 307 9910, Fax: (+4) 021 327 0774, E-mail: