Visiting Research Fellowships at the Central European University

Deadline: 10 January 2015
Open to: academics with a PhD employed in higher education institutions in selected countries
Fellowship: 1,800 USD monthly stipend, accommodation and travel costs


The Central European University (CEU) announces a call for its Visiting Research Fellowships program for the academic year 2015-16. The fellowships will be offered for a period of 3 to 6 months to academics employed in higher education institutions who wish to spend one or two terms at CEU in Budapest, conducting original research that will lead to a groundbreaking publication in an international peer-reviewed journal.

The fellowship program is supported by the Higher Education Support Program of the Open Society Foundations and the fellows can be hosted by any CEU department, school or research center.


In order to be eligible for the fellowship applicants must:

  • Be citizens of one of the following countries: Afghanistan, Angola, Benin, Bhutan, Botswana, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, China, Colombia, Congo (Brazzaville), Côte d’Ivoire, Cuba, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Indonesia, Iran, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Malawi, Mali, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, Palestine, Peru, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
  • Be employed, full-time or part-time in the academic/teaching institution in their home country at the time of application;
  • Hold a PhD or equivalent and have a research record in an area that falls under one or more CEU academic units (departments, schools and research centers).


The fellowship covers travel costs to/from Budapest, accommodation and a monthly stipend of 1,800 USD (approx. €1,400).


The completed applications must be sent by email to: and should include the following documents:

  • Completed application form;
  • CV;
  • 1500 – 2000 word research proposal;
  • Photocopy of Ph. D. certificate or equivalent;
  • Two letters of reference – original letters should arrive in sealed envelopes signed across the seal, directly from the referee, by the application deadline at the following address: CEU Fellowship program, Provost’s Office, Nador u. 9, H-1051, Budapest, Hungary

The deadline to apply is 10 January 2015.

For any enquiries please contact Maja Skalar at:

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