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Solidarity Fund for Historians - Amsterdam 2010

For a GLOBAL community of historians

The Dutch Organizing Committee of the 21st International Congress of Historical Sciences in Amsterdam is pleased to announce that with the generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Professor van Winterfonds, the Harreveld Fonds and private donations, it has set up a Solidarity Fund for Historians - Amsterdam 2010.

This Solidarity Fund aims at ensuring that as many countries as possible are represented at the International Congress of Historical Sciences, so that voice can be given to the diverse and truly global community of historians. It will therefore support talented historians from developing countries who wish to participate in the congress but are unable to do so for financial reasons.

Historians from developing countries who do not have access to the (full) financial resources necessary to attend the congress, will be able to apply for support from the Solidarity Fund for Historians - Amsterdam 2010. This support will be given in the form of accommodation and/or an economy class return-flight to Amsterdam and/or a congress registration fee waiver. The Solidarity Fund is primarily intended for historians coming from the countries included in the official List of Recipients of Official Development Assistance (2008-2010) of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Priority will be given to candidates who are presenting a paper or are session organizers at the congress.

Apply for support from the Solidarity Fund for Historians - Amsterdam 2010

The deadline for the application procedure is 23 November 2009.

Before applying, please check whether the country you come from is on the OECD's List of Recipients of Official Development Assistance, 2008-2010.

Applicants are requested to fill in the application form.

The application form must be accompanied by:
- your motivation for attending the congress (max. 200 words) OR if you are presenting a paper at the congress, indicate the session, the title of your paper and name of the session organizer/discussant
- a readable digital scan or photocopy of your identity card or passport
- your curriculum vitae (max. 2 pages)
- a letter of recommendation from the session organizer or, if you are not speaking at the congress, from an academic referee connected to an officially recognized university or a referee belonging to one of the Affiliated Organizations of the International Committee of Historical Sciences. This letter has to be sent separately by the university / organization / session organizer directly to the Secretary of the Solidarity Fund (see contact details below).

You are kindly requested to send the application form and the accompanying documents to:

Ms Gees van der Plaat, Secretary of the Solidarity Fund for Historians - Amsterdam 2010
E-mail: solidarityfund@ichs2010.org
Address: Stooplaan 9, 3311 DL Dordrecht, The Netherlands

Candidates will be informed about the outcome of the application procedure by 1 February 2010.