2014/2016 Topic: Diasporas, nation states and mainstream societies in Central and Eastern Europe

Demographic and socio-economic changes affecting the development of Central, Eastern and South Eastern Europe are among the most significant challenges for the future of social cohesion and solidarity building in our societies. ERSTE Foundation invites researchers, scientists and practitioners from Central, Eastern and South Eastern Europe to do research on topics dealing with economic and social demographic change.

Researchers, scientists and practitioners from Central, Eastern and South Eastern Europe studying or dealing with economic, political and cultural relations, engagement of diaspora and international migrants and/or diaspora politics in this region in a theoretical, empirical or practical way were eligible to apply. The Fellowship includes financial support for up to one year for the proposed paper; invitation to scientific conferences; affiliation with a network of researchers and practitioners interested in socio-economic and demographic change, employment and unemployment, aging, migration and intergenerational transfers; participation in several internal workshops, kick-off meetings, Summer School closing event and selected public events; publication and promotion of results.

The call for papers is closed. We have received a total of 197 applications! We are very impressed by the high interest in this year’s topic and would like to thank all of the applicants. The upcoming weeks we will spend reviewing your applications  and we will publish the results on this page.