Bak Award

The János Bak Research Fellowship board offers awards of 2000 EUR each to support study in one of the medieval tracks in Historical Studies at CEU. The funding is intended to cover part of the costs associated with studying in Vienna for any applicant with a particular interest in the medieval history of Central, East-Central and Eastern Europe. Award-winners in the 2-year program will have their awards renewed for the second year of study, subject to the successful defense of the thesis prospectus and a GPA above 3.5.

Application process:

- A completed application for either the 1-year or 2-year MA program in Historical Studies (proof of submitted application necessary)

- A letter (up to 300 words) explaining the applicant’s interest in the history of medieval Central, East-Central and Eastern Europe, and how they are going to make it part of their studies at CEU. This may include plans for the MA thesis topic.

- A short CV (can be the one submitted as part of the CEU application)

Please submit all documents to

Application deadline

10 February 2024. The successful applicants will be informed by 31 March 2024.


Professor Emilia Jamroziak, the Chair of the Board of the János Bak Fellowship Board.