Statute for the Master’s Studies Scholarship
- Objective of the scholarship
The objective of the Master’s Studies Scholarship is to support future scholars in the fields of research of the Estonian Institute of Historical Memory (henceforth EIHM).
- General provisions of the scholarship
- An agreement will be concluded between the EIHM and the University of Tartu Institute of History and Archaeology (henceforth IHA) for the implementation of the provisions of the scholarship. Both parties are equal in awarding the scholarship and in other activities connected to the scholarship. This statute is an inseparable appendix to the agreement that is to be concluded.
- The objective of the scholarship is to support research work in history in IHA master’s studies in the following fields:
- the history of communist regimes and communist ideology;
- human losses as a consequence of the implementation of the ideology and policies of communist regimes (crimes against humanity, war crimes and genocide);
- material and environmental damage caused by the ideology, policies and economic system of communist regimes;
- (both successful and unsuccessful) attempts by communist regimes to establish communist polities in other countries (export of revolution);
- the social, intellectual and spiritual legacy of the actions, ideology, and undertakings of communist regimes aimed at exerting influence in countries that have formerly been under the rule of communist regimes, as well as in other countries.
- The scholarship will be awarded once a year to one or several master’s students in history (henceforth scholarship recipient) for one academic year by way of a scholarship competition.
- The amount of the scholarship is 500 euros (net) per month, which will be divided up amongst the scholarship recipients. The scholarship commission will determine the amount of the scholarship for each scholarship recipient.
III. Scholarship competition
- The scholarship competition will be announced on 1 November 2018. Scholarship applications must be submitted by 20 November 2018 (including the deadline date). The results of the competition will be announced by 1 December 2018 at the latest.
- The following may participate in the scholarship competition:
- Master’s students in history at the IHA who are studying full-time in the period of the scholarship competition.
- Documents for participating in the scholarship competition must be submitted in PDF format to the address email@example.com the heading ‘EIHM University of Tartu Master’s Studies Competition’. The following should be included with the properly formatted application as e-mail attachments:
- biography of the applicant;
- overview of the participant’s activities in his / her research specialty and of the applicant’s research work, and its connection to the fields of research mentioned in Clause 2;
- letter of motivation (maximum 3,000 characters);
- letter of recommendation from the applicant’s supervisor.
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Statute of Recognition
- The Estonian Institute of Historical Memory annually expresses its gratitude to persons and organisations committed to the Institute’s mission, with the aim of recognising and highlighting their role in the Institute’s activities. Such persons and organisations have:
- Given a remarkable contribution to the investigation of crimes and ideologies of totalitarian regimes, the dissemination of knowledge of this investigation, and contributed to the remembrance of the victims of such regimes in Estonia and elsewhere;
- Supported the Institute’s activity.
- The Institute recognises the above-mentioned persons and organisations for their services in the following categories:
- “Bees” – an exquisite memento on the motif of Estonia’s Memorial for the Victims of Communism for a significant contribution or support;
- A lifetime personal free pass of Patarei Prison Museum for notable and continued support or contribution;
- Estonian Institute of Historical Memory’s token of gratitude for support or successful participation in the Institute’s activities.
- The recognition will be decided by the Institute’s Board.
- The recognition ceremony will take place on Resistance Day (22 September).
- Persons or organisations recognised on the basis of this Statute will be listed in a registry.
- The Institute will make the names of recognised persons or organisations public if the persons or organisations in question have given their consent to do so.
Heiki Magnus, Board Member of the Former Estonian Forest Brothers’ Association. A free lifetime pass of Patarei Prison Museum for a remarkable contribution to the acknowledgement of crimes of totalitarian regimes, and to the remembrance of repressed people in Estonia.
Clemens Claudio Hellemeier, former cultural attaché of the Embassy of Germany in Tallinn. A free lifetime pass of Patarei Prison Museum for a remarkable contribution to the acknowledgement of crimes of totalitarian regimes, and to the remembrance of repressed people in Estonia.
Dr. Dennis-Jonathan Mann, former Regional Officer (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania) for Strategic Communication and Resilience, Embassy of Germany in Tallinn. A free lifetime pass of Patarei Prison Museum for a remarkable contribution to the acknowledgement of crimes of totalitarian regimes, and to the remembrance of repressed people in Estonia.
Christoph Eichhorn, former German Ambassador to Estonia. A “Bee” motif of Estonia’s Memorial for the Victims of Communism for a significant contribution and support to the Estonian Institute of Historical Memory’s mission.
Michaela Snopková, former Project Manager of Collect Our Story (KoguMeLugu). A free lifetime pass of Patarei Prison Museum for a remarkable contribution to the acknowledgement of crimes of totalitarian regimes, and to the remembrance of repressed people in Estonia.