We invite young researchers who specialise in labour relations studies to apply for the three-month scholarship with the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) in Brussels. The candidates should have a profile corresponding to the following criteria:
- Be younger than 35 years old ;
- Have a proven track record of publications in the field of industrial relations, particularly in transition economies;
- Speak and write in English;
- Have a concrete research project focused on Central and Eastern Europe, the South-Eastern Europe, the Caucasus or Central Asia that will elaborate on issues that pertain to improving workers’ rights and dignity, e.g., collective bargaining, health and safety, information and consultation rights, etc .
Those interested are invited to submit an application, accompanied by their CV, a motivational letter and references to their most recent publications (three ) by 28 February 2019 to skasiers(at)etui.org with a copy to petra.winkler(at)ituc-csi.org. The selection committee  will make a decision in March 2018 on the basis of the submitted documents.
The scholarship holder will be offered a mentor to follow the research project, an opportunity to present the research work to a wider audience in Brussels and at events that are of relevance for the project, e.g., trade union events and academic conferences. The research outcome will be published in the ETUI publication series. The scholarship holder will be offered travel for relocation to Brussels and then back to his or her home at the end of the scholarship period, a monthly allowance to cover accommodation and living costs, an equipped office and access to relevant resources. In addition, costs will also be covered to attend and present the research findings at relevant events, and publication costs in the ETUI publication series will also be covered.