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Deadline for application: CAS 2007 - 2008 Fellowship Programme


The Centre for Advanced Study Sofia (Bulgaria) announces a Call for Applications within the international research project on:

Shaken Order: Authority and Social Trust in Post-Communist Societies

 (Case Studies in Law, Higher Education and Science)

The programme is supported by the Trust for Civil Society in CEE and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation.

General conditions

  • The fellowship programme is open to doctoral and post-doctoral researchers from Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia working in the area of the social sciences and humanities.

  • Four researchers working in the area of the social sciences and humanities will be enrolled as Fellows for a period of 9 months (1 November 2007 – 31 July 2008). The programme envisages several workshops and individual research. Non-Bulgarian Fellows are expected to attend the 3 working sessions during their fellowship period. They may spend research periods of varying length in Sofia (negotiable in each individual case).

  • The selected Fellows will receive a stipend of 700 Euro (for Bulgarian Fellows) and of 915 Euro (for foreign Fellows) per month which sum includes an allowance for accommodation, research trips and research expenses. The Centre for Advanced Study Sofia provides the academic, organisational and administrative support of the research. All technical and library facilities of the Centre will be made available to the Fellows.


  • Scholars working in the social sciences or the humanities from Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia, holders of a doctoral degree or at the final stage of fulfilling the equirements for such a degree;

  • Although the present Call is limited to scholars whose project proposals relate to the field of law, the individual topics may also interlace with the other two fields envisaged by the project (eg. examining science/education from the point of view of legal aspects, etc.).

  • Applicants may not be older than 45 years at the start of the fellowship.

Working language and language skill requirements
The Fellows will work in an international research team, where all discussions, workshops and other events will be in English, as should be the final research paper to be submitted for publication. Only applicants fluent in English (oral and written) will be considered.

More detailed information about the Centre for Advanced Study Sofia, the "Shaken Order" Project and the application procedure can be found here. Please, email your application package not later than 30 August 2007.

Към новина: 14/05/2007 Call for Applications: CAS 2007-2008 Fellowship Programme

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