Visegrad Scholarships at Blinken OSA

Visegrad Scholarships at Blinken OSA

The Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives is proud to announce that the Visegrad Scholarships at OSA scheme organized in cooperation with the International Visegrad Fund continues in the 2018/19 academic year.

Yearly 15 scholarships of 2 000 EUR each are offered to support a two months long stay and research at Blinken OSA in Budapest. Researchers, scholars, journalists and artists from the fields of social sciences, history, philosophy and arts are invited to research our collections and to reflect on the conditions of knowledge production during and after the Cold War. The application deadline for the 2018/19 academic year is November 15, 2018.
For more information about the grant scheme, please see below or click here. To find out more about the first 8 years of this program please visit our website to read our report.

Submission deadlines for the 2018/19 academic year: 

July 25, 2018

November 15, 2018


The Selection Committee will evaluate proposals on the strength of the professional quality and novelty of the research proposal, its relevance to the chosen topic and the involvement of the OSA holdings in the research. In the case of equal scores those from V4 countries have advantage.

Application procedure

Please submit the following to OSA:

Application letter in English (should specify expected period of stay and preferred dates). Please note that the Archive’s Research Room is closed during the Christmas period, and the research stay must end on the last day of the given academic year, July 31.

Research description/plan in English (about 800 words and should include the following: introduction, presentation of the stage of research, literature on the subject, preliminary hypothesis, questions, identification of possible documents in the OSA holdings). Artists are expected to submit a portfolio, too.

Curriculum Vitae (C.V.)

Proof of officially recognized advanced level English language exam (native speakers and those with qualification from an English language institution/degree program are exempted)

Names of two referees with contact address. Letters of reference are not needed.

The Application letter, C.V., the Research description/plan, the copy of a language exam certification and the Referees’ contact information should be sent by email to Katalin Gadoros at