Call for Applications, Nationalism, Religion and Violence Summer Seminar (Prague 2018)


Deadline:  31 March 2018
Open to: PhD holders from Ukraine, Russia, Moldova, Belarus, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan
Venue: 18– 29 June 2018, in Prague, Czech Republic

Description

The Summer Seminar on Nationalism, Religion and Violence (June 18-29, 2018) organized by the Charles University in Prague and Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, supported by the CEFRES–French Research Center in Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Slavonic and East European Studies (UCL), University of Birmingham, Humboldt University of Berlin and the Institute for the Study of Strategic Regions is ready to launch its sixth year with a special focus on the topics of ethnic and religious diversity, migration, and transformation. A key goal of the Summer Seminar is to contribute in a substantial way to the study of violence and to catalyze the growth of the study of violence as a field.

Eligibility

Four fellowships will be available for excellent PhD candidates/students or advanced graduate students coming from any of the following countries: Ukraine, Russia, Moldova, Belarus, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan.

Costs

The tuition fee is 750 EUR

This price includes:

  • Tuition (all lectures as mentioned in the program)
  • Fieldwork trips (as mentioned in the program)
  • Cultural and social events (as mentioned in the program)
  • Weekend trip
  • Reading materials (an on-line version will be at your disposal after enrolling)
  • Refreshments available during the working hours
  • Max. 35 attendants

Participants are responsible for covering accommodation of their choice, their travel expenses and visa if necessary.

Discounts are available for:

  • Nationalism, Religion and Violence Summer Seminar alumni (20 %)
  • Charles University, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, the University of Birmingham students and alumni (20 %)
  • A very limited number of tuition fee discounts will be available for selected candidates based on their academic merit and financial needs.

Please note that all payments are not re-fundable!

Four fellowships will be available for excellent PhD candidates/students or advanced graduate students coming from any of the following countries: Ukraine, Russia, Moldova, Belarus, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan.

These fellowships will result in the reduction of the participation fee to 300 EUR. Successful candidates are required to participate actively in the complete course of the Summer Seminar.

Application

  • To be considered for admission, you have to submit your application via e-mail to the Program Coordinator (Nikola Karasová, nrvsschool@fsv.cuni.cz).
  • The application timeline is following:

28 February 2018: Priority deadline
31 March 2018: Deadline for those needing visas for the Czech Republic
30 April 2018: Final application deadline

  • Approx. 30 students will be admitted to the Nationalism, Religion and Violence in Europe Summer Seminar 2016.
  • Applicants admitted to the program are expected to participate fully, which means attending all classes and lectures.
  • A very good level of English is essential for successful participation in the summer seminar.

The application e-mail should contain:

  1. Your CV (in English language).
  2. A document proving your enrollment in a college or university or your graduation. For example a confirmation letter/form issued by your university, copies of relevant diplomas and transcripts, etc. A scan or a photo of such a document is sufficient. It may be submitted in the language in which it was originally issued. If we need a translation, we will ask for it.
  3. Proof of your knowledge of English (if you are not a native speaker). We require at least the B2 level of The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (http://www.linguanet-europa.org/pdfs/self-assessment-grid-en.pdf). You will be asked to send us either: a copy of a language exam certificate or an official confirmation that you have passed a university course in English or another course in English at the required level. In case you study/studied an academic program, which is being taught entirely in English, the document proving your enrollment or graduation will be considered as a proof of your knowledge of English.
  4. Letter of motivation explaining your interest in the summer seminar.

Applications are reviewed and accepted on a rolling basis, so we encourage you to apply as early as possible. Those who apply early will receive first consideration for both admission and scholarship decisions.

Decisions on admission

  • Decisions on admission are made according the criteria described below.
  • All applicants will be notified of admission decisions by e-mail, latest within two weeks after each respective deadline. Admitted participants will be asked to pay their respective tuition fees within 10 days after the decision notification.
  • The possibility of a second round acceptance occurs in case of previously admitted participants’ unability to come or to fulfill their financial duties.

Criteria for decisions on admission

  1. Your interest in the topic of the summer seminar (your field of study at the university, jobs and internships, volunteering, other summer schools, etc.)
  2. Your year of study (more advanced students are being preferred)
  3. Intercultural competence (knowledge of foreign languages, experience of living, studying or working abroad, etc.)

If you would experience problems with e-mail communication, you can also apply via post or fax:

Program Coordinator (Nikola Karasová)

E-mail: nrvsschool@fsv.cuni.cz

The official web-page.