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Call for applications: Postgraduate Vibeke Sørensen Research Grants 2021

Posted on 03 February 2021

The Historical Archives of the European Union (EUI) is launching a call for applications for the 2021 edition of the Vibeke Sørensen Grant programme.

Postgraduate students are invited to apply for this grant, which aims to encourage research on the history of European integration and of EU institutions based on primary sources held at the Historical Archives of the European Union.

Interested parties should submit a CV, a detailed research proposal including justification of the need to use the HAEU, a letter of recommendation and planned dates of stay at the HAEU. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to spend one month at the Historical Archives for the consultation of archival holdings.

A maximum of ten Vibeke Sørensen Grants are awarded per year without obligation to award the maximum number of grants. Successful candidates are obliged to be present in the reading room at least four days a week during their research stay. For the year 2021, applications will be accepted and grants awarded for two separate periods.

Deadlines for applications are 31 March and 30 June 2021.

The Vibeke Sørensen Grant programme for visiting scholars was set up in 1993, by then EUI President Emile Noël and with the support of the European Commission. The grant scheme adopted its current name in 1997 to honour the memory of Dr. Vibeke Sørensen (1952 – 1995), former researcher at the EUI History Department and staff member of the Historical Archives.  As a researcher she completed in 1987 her thesis on Denmark's social democratic government and the Marshall Plan, 1947-1950 under the supervision of Prof. Alan S. Milward with whom she later collaborated on the collective volume The Frontier of National Sovereignty: History and Theory 1945-1992 (Routledge, 1994).

For more information, please refer to the Vibeke Sørensen Grant’s web page.