Joint Budapest Campus Fellowship

"Falsifying the Future"

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The Institute for Advanced Study (IAS CEU) together with the Democracy Institute (DI) and the Open Society Archives (OSA) at the Budapest Site of CEU are pleased to continue their joint call for applications, after the successful launch of its inaugural fellowship program Revisionism and Falsification, Evidence and Proof for the academic year 2023/24. After the successful launch of its inaugural fellowship program Revisionism and Falsification, Evidence and Proof for the academic year 2023/24, please see the call for the Academic year 2024/5 for the new topic on Falsifying the Future.

The three Budapest-based units of CEU are pleased to invite applications for their joint fellowship call. In various capacities, the Democracy Institute, the Institute for Advanced Study and the Open Society Archive are engaged in a multi-year research, teaching, and public program series on issues related to historical revisionism. The present call focuses on one important aspect of revisionism, the creation of either a fearful or reassuring future with an eye on immediate political profiteering.  We invite scholars and artists from all disciplines and artistic fields who are interested in exploring the extrapolation of the consequences of ideologically or politically selected events of the past and the present, or misrepresentations and revisions of history, in the service of constructing an invented, ideologically sanitized and politically marketable future. We are interested in receiving applications which aim at discovering and analyzing the tools, techniques and methods of both the creation and the ways of transmission of a politically bespoke future.    

Young scholars with demonstrable promise of excellence will be considered; established senior scholars are expected to have solid records of first-rate scholarship. All disciplines within this remit are welcome. Scholars at risk are encouraged to apply. A primary criterion for selection is the expectation that each fellow’s stay at the Institute will yield original and significant research results in conversation with other fellows working on the broad topic of Falsifying the Future

Fellowships are available in all research areas of the social sciences and humanities, broadly defined and for artists of all fields of practice.  Fellowships run for the full 9-month period (October-June), for the 3-month short fall semester (October-December), the 5-month fall semester (October-February) or the 6-month spring semester (January-June).

Deadline for application for academic year 2024-2025 is 11:59 p.m. (CET) on 21 September, 2023.


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Application date
3, 5 or 9 months
Social sciences