Fel­low­ships are awarded two times per year on a com­pet­i­tive basis to scholars, artists or journalists from V4 and non-V4 coun­tries who wish to con­duct research at OSA, and whose cur­rent research projects are rel­e­vant to the hold­ings and the given research pri­or­i­ties of the Fund and OSA.

The €2,000 fellowship is designed to pro­vide access to the archives, cover travel to/from Budapest, mod­est sub­sis­tence, and accom­mo­da­tion for a research period of two months. Scholarships for shorter peri­ods are pro-rated.

Altogether, 12 fel­low­ships are awarded annu­ally to selected applicants from V4 coun­tries and 3 fel­low­ships annu­ally to non-V4 applicants. The applicants must adhere to following research topics valid for 2019/2020 edition:

  • Toolkits and media practices to ensure objectivity

  • Conceptualizing and classifying opposition (selection and support for what counts as a "movement", "dissidence" or "non-conformism")

  • Techno-sciences of mass communication

  • Circuits of communication and (anti-)propaganda techniques: information gathering and classification, textual and visual dissemination (book programs, samizdat, TV monitoring, instructional and documentary movies)

  • Problems of documentation and verification of human rights abuses

  • Construction of political ‘facts’ amidst socio - economic issues (standards of living, urbanization, education, religion etc); Historical analysis of socialist welfare policy and poverty under communism

  • Documenting transnational phenomena in a time of polarized visions and imbalances between centers and peripheries

  • Consequences of Cold War conceptual schemes and treatment of information on current economic and socio-political issues

  • Reflection on the (Cold War) receptions, instrumentalizations and revisions of the history and the notion of the Revolution

The application process is run via the OSA website. Deadlines for applications are: 25 July, 15 November.

Applicants are to enclose the following documents to the application:

  • Application let­ter in English

  • Research description/plan in English (about 800 words)

  • Applicant’s CV

  • Names of two ref­er­ees with con­tact addresses

  • Copy of English lan­guage exam