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Four US Researchers Starting in Budapest Fellowship Program for 2021-22

MTI-Hungary Today 2021.09.07.

Four US researchers are starting in Hungary in September under the arrangements of the 2021-2022 Budapest Fellowship Program set up jointly by Mathias Corvinus Collegium (MCC), Hungary Foundation, and the University of Public Service.

Hungary Foundation director Anna Smith Lacey told a press conference on Monday that the program had been set up because the founders believe it is strategically important that those forming opinions about Hungary internationally should possess reliable information and knowledge. Many people form opinions abroad without local Hungarian knowledge and language skills, she added.

Budapest Fellowship Programme Launched for Young US Scholars
Budapest Fellowship Programme Launched for Young US Scholars

A full-time fellowship programme for young US scholars and professionals has been launched in Hungary by two organisations. Dubbed Budapest Fellowship Programme, the 10-month scheme offers an opportunity to participants to gain a more thorough understanding of central and eastern Europe, including Hungary, specifically in the areas of history and culture, organisers told a press […]Continue reading

The four US researchers, Kelli Buzzard, Michael O’Shea, Michael van Ginkel, and Tate Sanders, will focus on Hungarian history and culture, and they will also get an opportunity to publish their research results. They will carry out their research at the MCC School of Social Sciences and History, at the Danube Institute, the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade, and the University of Public Service.

The research areas include preserving Hungarian national sovereignty and cultural identity, economic cooperation between the Visegrad Group countries, the security environment of the Black Sea area, and Russia’s role in the destabilization of the western world.

The fellowship program was launched last year for young US researchers interested in central and eastern Europe.