Vera & Donald Blinken Open Society Archives
The Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives (Blinken OSA), one of the initiators of the Open Access movement intends to award a fellowship each year to promising young technology expert, scholar or activist working at the intersection of humanities, social sciences and technology studies or technological solutions. The fellowship is especially intended for those, with or without degree, who have strong practical skills in developing technological tools to make knowledge and data broadly available to the public; who have an interest in challenging information management practices in libraries and archives; who are ready to contribute to building innovative visual taxonomies or catalogs based on unorthodox ideas; and who can challenge the control of information by governments and publishers to promote civil liberties and online activism.
For a better and deeper understanding of the interdependent recent history of (the center of) Europe, the International Visegrad Fund offers fifteen research fellowship grants annually on a competitive basis, to support scholars who wish to conduct research in OSA's holdings, and whose current research projects are relevant to the holdings and the given research priorities of the Fund and OSA. The grants of 2000 Euro are designed to provide access to the archives for scholars, artists, and journalists, and to cover travel to and from Budapest, a modest subsistence, and accommodation for a maximum research period of two months.
This grant, offered jointly by the Freedom Broadcasting Foundation (formerly the RFE/RL Fund) and the Open Society Archives at Central European University, covers a total of 108 distant research hours in the Hoover Institution on a competitive basis to support scholars who wish to conduct research in the Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty holdings of the Hoover Institution Archives, Stanford University, and whose current research projects are relevant to these holdings. The grant is designed to provide access to the holdings of Hoover Archives for European-based scholars, artists, and journalists, and covers the cost of research assistance at the rate of $23 per hour. A list of available research assistants may be obtained by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Research assistants are not employees of the Hoover Archives. Researchers must make their own arrangements with research assistants, including negotiating the fee, which at present is in the $ 20-$ 30 per hour range, with most charging over $ 25.00.