Fellowship

URIS announces two fellowships once a year. They are open to postdoctoral and senior scholars in the humanities, cultural studies and social sciences whose research has the potential to make a substantial contribution to a better understanding of the history, society, politics and culture of Ukraine.

The “URIS fellowship” enables the recipient to spend six months researching at the University of Basel. The initiative is looking for internationally recognised researchers who are prepared to be involved in the network of Swiss Ukraine research and to offer a Ukraine-related course at the University of Basel during their stay in Switzerland.

Prof Dr Mikhail Akulov


URIS Fellow 2021 autumn semester (August 2021 to January 2022).

Prof Mikhail Akulov is a historian who researches and teaches at Nazarbayev University in Nur-Sultan (Astana) in Kazakhstan. Mikhail Akulov studied history at Harvard University (USA), where he obtained his doctorate in 2013 with a thesis on the history of Ukraine in World War I.

During his time in Switzerland, Mikhail Akulov will teach and conduct research at the University of Basel.

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All Fellows


Prof Dr Viktoriya Sereda

February 2021 – July 2021

Dr Bohdan Tokarskyi

August 2020 – January 2021

Prof Dr Mykhailo Minakov

August 2019 – January 2020

Prof Dr Kateryna Dysa

February 2019 – August 2019

Dr Trevor Erlacher

August 2018 – January 2019

Prof Dr Valeriya Korablyova

February 2018 – July 2018

Dr Olena Palko

August 2017 – January 2018

Prof Dr Georgiy Kasianov

February 2017 – July 2017

Application Info

Each year in September/October, the initiative awards two “URIS fellowships”. They are open to postdoctoral and senior scholars in the humanities, cultural studies and social sciences.

The application is open to scholars of any nationality or citizenship. Researchers from Ukraine and its neighbouring countries are explicitly encouraged to apply. In case of equal qualification, applications from women will be given preferential consideration.


Application

  • University degree and excellent PhD in the humanities, cultural studies or social sciences. The application is open to both younger and experienced scholars.
  • Ongoing research project that has the potential to make a substantial contribution to a better understanding of the history, society, politics and culture of Ukraine.
  • Experience in university teaching and willingness to conduct a one-semester course (1.5 hrs per week) at the University of Basel in the autumn (September to December) or in the spring semester (February to June) - to be held in English or German.


Offer and conditions

  • The URIS fellowship entails a monthly allowance of CHF 4000 (tax free). In addition, costs will be reimbursed for visa fees, accident and health insurance coverage in Switzerland, for one round trip to and from Basel from the country of origin, and for a subscription entitling the holder to half-price travel on the Swiss Federal Railways.
  • The visiting scholar will be given a work station at the University of Basel with electronic infrastructure, access to libraries, etc.
  • The visiting scholar will receive administrative support from the URIS coordination office.

Send us an e-mail if you would like to receive more information: uris@unibas.ch

About URIS

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