János M. Bak Research Fellowship on Medieval Central Europe

The János M. Bak Fellowship on Medieval Central Europe was established at Central European University in 2019 to celebrate János Bak’s 90th birthday. Students, colleagues, and friends of János Bak crowdfund it. A Board manages the administrative work. Emilia Jamroziak (University of Leeds) is the current chair.


Until 2022, the fellowship included three months of a research grant for a young scholar in Budapest.

Below you find a list of previous fellows:

Since 2023 the fellowship offers grants to successful MA applicants researching medieval Central Europe at Central European University.

The recipients of 2023 are:

  • Ahmet Demirel, The Ottoman-Habsburg encounter in the context of the Protestant Church Reformation
  • Nicholas Tayler, Hungary, Lotharingia and the Walloons of the Eger Valley


Because the Bak Fellowship is based on crowdfunding, we always welcome donations of all kinds. If you want to donate to the Bak Fellowship, please see the following 🔗 link for more information. Thank you!

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