One of the primary aims of VITRI is to inspire collaboration within divergent disciplines and encourage emerging academics and advanced doctoral students to tackle herein investigated questions from medical and historical to political and legal perspectives. Members of VITRI focuse on four major areas of research:
- Violence from a Historical Perspective
- Transitional Justice
- Violence and Trauma from a Mental Health Perspective
- Security Community
Each year, VITRI invites postdoctoral researchers to apply for short (one or two-month) fellowships. The deadline for applications is on April 30 each year.
Fellows are expected to work on their individual research project relevant to the VITRI profile. Further, they need to take active part in the VITRI fall workshop (scheduled typically for the last week of November) and acknowledge the support of VITRI and Charles University in all resulting publications.
Only applicants who have received their Ph.D. no longer than five years prior to application deadline or those who have submitted their doctoral thesis are eligible to apply. Please note that at this time we only accept applications who have completed their doctoral studies at a foreign (based outside of the Czech Republic) university.
VITRI can provide assistance in finding appropriate accommodation in Prague.
VITRI also provides access to special library holdings at the Charles University as well as to the USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive accessible via the Malach Center for Visual History, which contains more than 54.000 video-recorded interviews in over 30 languages.
For further information please contact Dr Katerina Kralova or use the contact form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
What should my application include?
The application must include the following documents in English:
- 1-page research proposal within the VITRI thematic range;
- max. 3-page resume / CV (which should include two academic references and a list of selected publications)
When will I hear the results?
You can expect to hear from us within six weeks after the deadline.
Does parental leave count towards years of service after obtaining my Ph.D.?
Do you want us to mail you the academic references?
It is enough if you list two academic references in your resume, we will contact them individually if needed.