The researcher-in-residence programme is run by the Prague Office of the OSCE Secretariat. Researchers are granted access to all records and to numerous topical compilations related to OSCE field activities.
The Prague Office of the OSCE Secretariat is responsible for maintaining major CSCE/OSCE conference documents in hard copy and digital files issued since 1973 to date. Most of these records are available in the six official OSCE languages: English, French, German, Italian, Russian and Spanish.
The duration of a researcher-in-residence's stay is envisaged as being from two to three months, although this period can be flexible, depending on the precise nature of the research and the schedule of the Prague Office. Selected applicants are provided with the use of an office and computer (including unlimited access to the Web and a personal e-mail account) as well as free use of fax and copying machines. However, the researcher - or his or her sending Institution - is responsible for meeting all other costs, including accommodation.
Researchers can use this opportunity to continue ongoing projects (such as doctoral or masters' theses, development of curriculum material) or they may engage in any other project such as gathering bibliography materials for a book or a specialized article. On completion of their research project, the Office should receive two copies of their work (whether published or unpublished) to be deposited in the OSCE document collection. The work should preferably be in one of the six official OSCE languages.
Applications should be sent to the Senior Assistant for Documentation and Information by e-mail, fax or post, and should include: