CAS Sofia Advanced Academia Fellowships 2019/20 for International Scholars (Fully-funded)

CAS Sofia Advanced Academia Fellowships 2019/20 for International Scholars (Fully-funded)

Deadline: May 31, 2018

The Centre for Advanced Study Sofia (CAS Sofia) invites applications for its 2019/2020 In-Residence Advanced Academia Fellowships for fundamental research in the fields of the humanities and the social sciences.

CAS Sofia is an independent Institute with international and multidisciplinary profile. Located in Sofia, Bulgaria, it promotes high-level scholarship in the social sciences and the humanities. In addition to supporting focus-group research, CAS Sofia invites outstanding scholars to pursue their individual research projects during in-residence periods of up to five months.

The invited Fellows participate in the intellectual life and the scholarly community of the Centre (Bulgarian and foreign fellows) while working on projects of their own choice. Fellows receive adequate material and intellectual support and can profit from the Centre’s wide international networks, international seminar- and guest-lecturer programme. CAS Sofia assists Fellows in all practical matters concerning travel, residence and research in Sofia.

Candidates may apply for two periods:

  • 1 March 2019 – 31 July 2019 (Summer semester)
  • 1 October 2019 – 28 February 2020 (Winter semester)

Benefits

CAS Sofia provides in-residence fellowships of two- to five- month duration to post-doctoral non-Bulgarian researchers. Junior as well as Senior scholars are invited to apply.

  • The selected Fellows are entitled to:
  • A monthly stipend of 700 euro* (liable to 10% income tax) to cover living expenses related to the stay in Sofia.
  • Accommodation in Sofia, comprising living quarters and working space. The Fellows will also have free access to the CAS library and electronic resources/databases.
  • Travel allowance (up to 400 euro);
  • Research expenses (up to 500 Euro).

Eligibility

Candidates must:

  • Be non-Bulgarian citizens;
  • Have completed a PhD in the fields of the humanities and the social sciences;
  • International research experience (participation in projects and refereed conferences) and publications in peer-reviewed academic editions are strong advantages.

As an international academic institution CAS conducts most of its work in English, which is also the language of the fellow seminars. Therefore, a good command of English is required.

Selection Criteria

  • High quality of the candidate’s academic portfolio and publications, participation in international research;
  • Innovative fundamental research proposal with significant contribution;
  • Interdisciplinary and/or comparative approaches are an advantage.

Application

Links for downloading:

Please carefully consider the former two documents when preparing your application. For Junior scholars (up to 8 years after PhD defense**) only: two letters of recommendation by scholars familiar with the applicant’s academic work should be emailed to CAS by the referees.

All application documents should be presented in English and sent by e-mail to dimov@cas.bg with a subject entry “Advanced Academia Fellowships.”

For more information, visit CAS Sofia Academic Fellowship.

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