Juris Padegs Research Fellowship – Baltic Studies Program

New Normal for European Security Architecture? Vision from the Baltic Sea Region

The Yale Baltic Studies Program invites applications for a post-doctoral fellowship of variable duration (four to nine months during the 2019-20 academic year) in any field in the humanities or social sciences.

The Fellow will be expected to be in residence in New Haven, to participate in the activities of the Yale Baltic Studies Program, and to make at least one public presentation on campus during the period of the fellowship. Compensation is competitive, and includes benefits and health coverage.


Applicants should have completed their PhD before August 2019 and at the time of application must be working in, or affiliated with, a university or research institution in Estonia or Latvia. Only citizens of Estonia and Latvia may apply.

Application Instructions

The review of applications will begin on 01 February 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Only on-line submissions will be accepted.

Application Materials Required:

  • All application materials must be submitted in English
  • Cover letter, including proposed duration of the fellowship (between four and nine months), indicating clearly what months of the year and the rationale for the proposed period.
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Research statement (no more than 1000 words)
  • Two reference letters, one from the applicant’s academic supervisor and one from an additional faculty member or appropriate administrator at the university or institute at which the applicant is affiliated. The reference letters should address the applicant’s research and the broader significance of this research for higher education and research in Lithuania. These letters are to be submitted by the reference writers through the Interfolio site.
  • Proof of English language proficiency such as TOEFL score, IELTS score, or transcript from a previously-attended institution where the primary language of instruction is English


For inquiries regarding this fellowship or application process, please contact Bradley Woodworth, Baltic Studies Coordinator, at bradley.woodworth@yale.edu.


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.

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