15 Core Junior and Senior Fellowships in Budapest

Deadline: 26 October 2015
Open to: applicants must hold PhD or equivalent in the social sciences or humanities at the time of their application
Fellowship: net monthly stipend of EUR 2,500 for senior fellows, net monthly stipend of EUR 1,400 for junior fellows


The Institute for Advanced Study at CEU (CEU IAS) is pleased to invite applications for its core senior and junior fellowship programs for the academic year 2016/17. Fellowships are available in all research areas of the social sciences and humanities, broadly defined. Fellowships run for the full 9-month period (Oct-June), for the 3- month “short fall semester”, the 5-months “long fall semester” (Oct-February) or the 6-month spring semester (Jan-June).

Each year, CEU IAS selects for this program some 15 fellows from an average of over 600 applicants. Young scholars with demonstrable promise of excellence will be considered; established senior scholars are expected to have solid records of first rate scholarship.


  • Applicants must hold a PhD or equivalent in the social sciences or humanities at the time of their application;
  • Only those with publications in internationally recognized scholarly outlets will be considered;
  • Junior fellows must have obtained a PhD degree issued in 2008 or later and must apply for the junior fellowship. Candidates who obtained their PhD before 2008 are considered “senior” and must apply for the senior fellowship;
  • Full time CEU employees and students are not eligible to apply for 7 years after the ending of their studies/contract (degrees must have been received and contracts must have ended by December 31, 2009 or earlier);
  • Part time/temporary employees of CEU are not eligible for 3 years after their contract ended (their contract must have ended by December 31, 2012 or earlier);
  • All nationalities are encouraged to apply;
  • Former fellows of CEU IAS or former Collegium Budapest are not eligible to apply until a period of 7 years have passed since their previous fellowship;
  • Applicants are expected to be able to communicate fluently in English as this is the working language of the Institute and CEU.


Senior fellows receive a net monthly stipend of EUR 2,500 and junior fellows receive a net monthly stipend of EUR 1,400 to help support their stay in Budapest. In addition, all fellows and their families receive housing at the Raoul Wallenberg Guesthouse. Utilities at the Guesthouse will be charged to the Fellows. Fellows are also responsible for their own travel and health care provisions.


You must use the online application system to apply for the Core and Humanities Initiative Fellowships.

You will be required to submit the following the material:

  • Short description of your research project (max 1,000 words, which does not include references);
  • Abstract of the research project (max 150 words);
  • CV including up to 15 of your most important publications (max 2,000 words);
  • For junior applicants ONLY: name and email address of one referee (for potential reference).

Deadline for applying is 26 October 2015.

For more information please check the official call.

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