The International Visegrad Fund (IVF) and the European University Institute (EUI) offer grants to post-graduate scholars from Central and Eastern Europe interested in European integration to conduct research at the Historical Archives of the European Union (HAEU). Successful applicants will receive a research grant of 5.000 € to cover all research expenses. The grant programme application deadline is 30 April 2023. Candidates may apply through the HAEU’s online application form.
The grant programme provides young scholars from Czechia, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia, Western Balkans, and Eastern Partnership regions with a unique research experience in the HAEU embedded in the international scholarly community of the EUI in Florence. Successful applicants will prepare a publication (thesis, dissertation, book or scholarly article) relating to European integration in any of the disciplines of human and social sciences (e.g. law, history, political science, economics, sociology, public administration).
The Historical Archives of the European Union (HAEU) was established in 1983 following the regulation by the Council of the European Communities and the decision by the Commission of the European Communities to open their historical archives to the public. A subsequent agreement in 1984 between the European Commission and the European University Institute (EUI) laid the groundwork for establishing the Archives in Florence, and the HAEU opened its doors to researchers and the public in 1986. Since then, a 2011 Framework Partnership Agreement between the EUI and the European Commission reinforced the Historical Archives’ role in preserving and providing access to the archival holdings of the EU Institutions. The HAEU collects and preserves private papers of individuals, movements and international organisations involved in European integration. Finally, it facilitates research on the history of the European Union, promotes public interest in European integration and enhances transparency in the functioning of EU Institutions.
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