Your Excellency, On behalf of Leibniz ScienceCampus "Eastern Europe - Global Area" (EEGA) I apply to you with some brief information about the Leibniz ScienceCampus EEGA, its orientation, and scholarship grants.
The ScienceCampus EEGA, established in 2016 under the direction of the Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography (IfL), develops new research perspectives on Eastern Europe in its global relations. The special feature of the campus lies in the interregional cooperation of various universities and research institutions. The objectives of EEGA are to break up regional container thinking and the often one-sided information on Eastern Europe in order to offer a multi-perspective access to this world region. With the support of postdocs and the integration of a master's programme, as well as exchange with journalists, EEGA wants to convey this paradigm not only to a new generation of international researchers, but also to a German media landscape (see also www.leibniz-eega.de).
Twice a year, the ScienceCampus EEGA offers various scholarships (each with several funding places) that address guest scholars and postdocs, as well as support the organisation and implementation of thematic workshops. Depending on the funding format, the Leibniz ScienceCampus EEGA supports the scholarship holders with coachings and workshops, individual scholarships (based on the current funding rates for research grants of the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)) or grants for workshop organisation costs (journey, accommodation, guests, event materials). Joint publication projects can also be promoted, for example through support for editorial meetings and writing retreats.
In terms of content, the applicants should deal with Eastern Europe in its global relations in their research and publication projects. Calls for Applications specify the respective focus. The focus will be given more concrete in the respective Calls for Applications.
Please, find enclosed the ongoing Calls for Applications (with application deadline June 1, 2018). We would be very grateful, if you would announce the Calls for Applications in your country, in scientific circles, and forward them to appropriate research coordination offices.
If you have any questions or comments, don’t hesitate to contact us.
With kind regards, Raphael Brüne