CFA: Call for Participation in Project about ICC / Ukraine (Deadline 1/31/15)

Call for participation in an international research project

In 2013, the University of Social Sciences and Humanities (
was awarded a project grant by the Polish National Center of Science,
whose aim it is to investigate the impact of international criminal
tribunals on media, political discourse and institutional reform in the
countries, which are affected by these tribunals’ decisions. For this
project, the project leader (Prof. Klaus Bachmann from SWPS) and the two
main coordinators Irena Ristić (Institute of Social Sciences, Belgrade)
and Prof. Gerhard Kemp (Law Faculty of Stellenbosch University) seek
researchers who are either very familiar with or residents of Ukraine.
Familiarity with the country is to be understood as the ability to
conduct field research, interviews, collect research material and
analyze written publically accessible sources in Ukrainian and Russian.
The successful applicant will also have knowledge about the functioning
of the ICC and the Ukrainian judiciary. He/she will have to take part in
a preparatory workshop, which will introduce him or her into the the
research design of the project and in several workshops in Europe and
Africa (part of the project deals with the ICTR and the ICC in Africa)

More information about the project is available on request from (please indicate Ukraine/ICC)

The successful applicant will be given a project contract with a maximum
duration of two years amounting to an overall performance-based payment
of 13 500 zloty (ca. 4 500 USD), which will be paid in several tranches
after the completion of the different project phases by the applicant.
He / she is also entitled to refunds for any travel, accomodation and
other justified and documented expenses linked to the completion of the
project tasks, including field research in Russia and Ukraine (but never
in areas where violent conflict is taking place!). He / She will take
part in several workshops and conferences with other researchers
participating in the project. During the final part of the project, he /
she will contribute an independent authored chapter to an edited volumes
in English, which will summarize the project findings.

All payments will be made according to Polish law and in Polish
currency. Beneficiaries of payments made in the framework of the project
will have to take care themselves in order to comply with the relevant
tax, customs, social security and currency regulations of their country
of residence.

How to apply

All enquiries about the project should be sent to
All decisions will be based on project – related criteria
notwithstanding academic titles, positions and general academic
experience. Non-academics, journalists are also encouraged to apply if
thet feel fit to conntribute to the project.

However, the foreseeable cost of transport and accomodation for a
resercher will be taken into account by the project team, which, in the
case of two competing applications, will prefere candidates doing
research in their country of residence over candidates, which will have
to be refunded for transport to and accomodation in the country, in
which they will carry out their research.

In order to apply, applicants need to send in the following documents:

A short CV (not more than one page, which can, but need not,
include information about academic publications) and a letter describing
the applicant’s competences, skills and experience as far as relevant
for the project, including a short essay (not more than 2 pages) which
describes the current state of affairs between Ukraine and the ICC, the
possible impact of ICC decisions on Ukraine and how the applicant
intents to measure this impact.

All these documents should only contain information in so far as it
sheds light on the ability of the applicant to participate in the
project and generate costs for the project budget. All documents must be
written in English. The deadline for applications is 31 January 2015.