Funding: Visegrad Scholarship at the Blinken Open Society Archives (Central European University)

Deadline: November 15th, 2021

For a deeper understanding of the interdependent recent history of (the center of) Europe, the International Visegrad Fund offers research fellowship grants at the Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives at Central European University (CEU), Budapest, on a competitive basis, to support scholars who wish to conduct research in the holdings of the Blinken OSA.

The OSA collections offer a rich documentary base for those interested in: Cold War informational struggles (the research papers of Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty), dissident networks and oppositionist productions (samizdat, Western lobbying, letters to the West), political violence, genocide and abuses since the Cold War to the Yugoslav wars in the 90s, post-socialist transformations within the former Soviet Union and Central and Eastern Europe (collapse of the USSR, informal post-Soviet press, human rights activism in the 90s, rise and fall of democracy), everyday life and identity issues during Communism and after (amateur photo collections, files of “women”, “youth”, “minorities”), ethnic minorities under communism and beyond (Jewish national movement in the USSR, refuseniks, rise of nationalism during perestroika), people’s perceptions of communism (socialist and American interviewing projects).

Research theme of the Visegrad Scholarship at the Blinken OSA in 2021/22: Possibilities of Knowing: Truth-seeking in a Polarized World and [in] its Aftermath.
Submission deadline: November 15, 2021.

For detailed information on the call, recommended research questions, and topics, please check the official scholarship webpage:
For an overview of OSA’s multifold text-based collections, audio-visual collections, digital collections please visit OSA’s website at: questions, do not hesitate to contact us at