Call for Papers-Call for Applications - Part 21

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Centre for Advanced Study (CAS), Sofia:
Call for Applications (Academic Year 2005-2006) for the Fellowship Programme – Roles, Identities and Hybrids – Multiple Institutional Cultures in Southeast Europe within the Context of European Unification

The Centre for Advanced Study Sofia CAS is announcing its Call for Applications for fellowships in the international research project Roles, Identities and Hybrids -Multiple Institutional Cultures in Southeast Europe within the Context of European Unification for the academic year 2005-2006, funded by the VolkswagenStiftung, Germany.
The goal of this collective research project is to explore the zone of intersection, interaction, and hybridization between institutional roles and collective identities. These intersections are of special importance for the countries in Southeastern Europe. "Identities" and "roles" are considered to be two different yet interrelated patterns of individual and group behaviour, operating simultaneously. The analysis of the various and specific types of their "hybridization" will shed light on the difficult implementation of democratic institutions in Southeastern Europe – a region where the import/adoption of institutional models co-exists and interacts with centuries-old identities, new identity-formations, and identity-challenging processes. The main hypothesis of the project is that it is possible to explore the intersections of roles and identities in the institutional cultures in SEE by means of interdisciplinary analysis focused on the dialectical link between cultural images of institutions and institutional practices. Images and practices are considered "bridges" and "zones of interaction" between roles and identities. For a detailed description please click here!
Duration and financial conditions of the research
The annual enrollment includes eight researchers - four fellows from the humanities and four from the social sciences. The duration of each fellowship is 9 months. Non-Bulgarian fellows are also eligible – they will reside in Sofia permanently or on a part-time basis (to be negotiated in each individual case) and shall participate in all workshops, seminars and public events of the project taking part at CAS Sofia. The selected fellows will receive a stipend of 400 Euro per month and an additional allowance of 1000 Euro for research-related travel expenses (including the travels to Sofia for non-Bulgarian fellows). CAS provides the academic, organizational and administrative support of the research. The fellows will be able to use all the technical facilities of the Centre.
Working language and language skill requirements
The working language of the project is English. The applicants will work in an international research team where all discussions, workshops and lectures will be in English, as should be the final research paper to be submitted for publication. Therefore the applicants should be fluent in oral and written English, a certificate of which is highly recommended. Knowledge of one or more SEE languages is an asset.
Eligibility
  • Scholars with doctoral degree (awarded up to 7 years ago) or in the final stage of their doctorates in the humanities or the social sciences;
  • Excellent knowledge of English (oral and written)
The application-package (to be submitted by e-mail) should include:
  • Research proposal: 1500 – 2000 words (cf. format on homepage);
  • Copies of university diplomas and degree certificates (scanned, faxed or posted);
  • CV and list of publications;
  • Two letters of recommendation in English from distinguished scholars (scanned, faxed or posted by the referees);
  • Declaration that the applicant does not get support from other scholarships;
  • Certificate of English language proficiency

Selection procedure
The applications shall be submitted to the CAS international Academic Advisory Board. The final results will be announced on 1 June 2005 on the CAS- homepage
Selection criteria:
relevance of the project proposal to the framework of the collective project; innovative insights; interdisciplinarity; comparative approach; important publications on the subject; previous participation in research teams

For more information please contact:
Mila Popova
Project Coordinator
Centre for Advanced Study Foundation
70, Neofit Rilsky Str.
tel.: ++359 2 9803704
fax: ++359 2 9803662
or e-mail

Deadline for applications: 15 April 2005!


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