Press Release

Press Release

Call for Applications: Transnational Access Fellowships


RESILIENCE, the European Research Infrastructure for Religious Studies, launches its second call for applications for Transnational Access Fellowships. The call will be open May 15 to July 1, 2023. Users will gain direct, fast, and effective access to the collections of leading research institutions and universities in Europe, guided by experts in the field.


Users of the Transnational Access (TNA) fellowships will gain direct and effective access, both physical and virtual, to the unique collections and expertise of leading research institutions and universities in Europe. In addition, a TNA stay guarantees faster access to resources, which means more effective use of research time. Each host institution offers a place to work and support in navigating physical and digital collections, while also providing locally tailored travel and accommodation tips, as well as additional benefits for the TNA user unique to the institution. Crucially, the TNA user will enjoy expert guidance provided by senior scholars from the host institution, incorporating valuable networking opportunities to the research visit.


TNA Hosts

TNA Hosts are RESILIENCE’s coordinator FSCIRE (Bologna, IT), Bar-Ilan University (Ramat Gan, IL), Bektashi World Center (Tirana, AL), CIRCSE (Milan, IT), KU Leuven (BE), mikado Library (Aachen, DE), New Georgian University (Poti, GE), Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” (BG), Theological University of Apeldoorn (NL), University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Theology (SI), University of Münster (DE), University of Sarajevo (BIH), Volos Academy for Theological Studies (GR). Together, these partners ensure that Christianity, Islam, and Jewish Studies as areas of research are represented.


Call for Applications

The current call for applications is open from May 15 to July 1, 2023. Scholars at all career levels can apply for a short research visit to the host of their choice and on the conditions of that host during the academic year 2023-2024. Go here to read the call.

Editorial notes



RESILIENCE is a unique, interdisciplinary and invigorating research infrastructure for Religious Studies, building a high-performance platform, supplying evolving tools and big data to scholars from all the scientific disciplines crossing religions in their diachronical and synchronical variety. RESILIENCE recently entered the ESFRI Roadmap 2021 and has received funding from the European Commission for its Preparatory Phase (2022-2026).


ESFRI is the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures. It is a strategic instrument to develop the scientific integration of Europe and to strengthen its international outreach. The ESFRI Roadmap is a key instrument through which the ESFRI Forum establishes long term European strategic planning for the development of Research Infrastructures.


RESILIENCE TNA Call for Applications

More detailed information on the RESILIENCE TNA Call for Applications can be found here.


RESILIENCE Consortium Partners

  • Albanian University UFO (Tirana, AL)
  • Bar-Ilan University (Ramat Gan, IL)
  • École Pratique des Hautes Études (Paris, FR)
  • Fondazione per le Scienze Religiose (Bologna, IT)
  • Institut für Angewandte Informatik (Leipzig, DE)
  • KU Leuven (BE)
  • Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” (Sofia, BG)
  • Theological University of Apeldoorn (NL)
  • University of Münster (DE)
  • University of Sarajevo (BIH)
  • University of Warsaw (PL)
  • Volos Academy for Theological Studies (GR)



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Lieneke Timpers of KU Leuven, TNA Coordinator: