New Europe College
Institute for Advanced Study

NEC-Odobleja Fellowship Programme


This programme continues the NEC core Fellowship Programme, with which it started in 1994, and which originally targeted exclusively Romanian scholars. In this definition, the programme was active for a number of years, alongside other Fellowship programmes enabling NEC to include scholars from the neighboring countries. In agreement with its Boards, NEC decided in 2008 to go beyond this local and regional opening, and address the world at large, without relinquishing its support of Romanian young scholars. The NEC Odobleja Programme, funded by the Romanian National Council of Scientific Research (CNCS), offering up to eight Fellowships per year to young Romanian researchers, enabled us to maintain this support. The Fellows are chosen by the NEC international Academic Advisory Board for the duration of one academic year. They gather for weekly seminars to discuss the progress of their research, and participate in the scientific events organized by NEC. The Fellows receive a monthly stipend, and are given the opportunity of a research trip abroad, at a university or research institute of their choice. At the end of the academic year, the Fellows submit papers representing the results of their research, which are published in the New Europe College Yearbooks.