CAS Sofia Fellowship Program for PhD Graduates

Deadline: 1 October 2015
Open to: non-Bulgarian PhD graduates in the fields of the humanities and social sciences
Scholarship: a monthly stipend of 700 euro, accommodation in Sofia, travel allowance (400 euro), research expenses (100 euro p.m.)


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 must:

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


  • 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 (400 euro)
  • Research expenses (100 euro p.m.)

How to apply?

All application documents (Application Form, Reference Form, Application Checklist) should be presented in English and sent by e-mail to with a subject entry “Advanced Academia Fellowships”. Candidates may apply for two periods latest by 1 October, 2015:

  • 1 March 2016 – 31 July 2016 (Summer semester)
  • 1 October 2016 – 28 February 2017 (Winter semester)

For more information, please check the official web-page.

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