Bulgarian Doctoral Fellowships

posted by Katalin Teller on 2009/08/25 20:22

[ Fellowship/s ]

The Center of Excellence Dialogue Europe (Institute for Doctoral and Postdoctoral Studies) at Sofia University announces a call for applications for 6 (six) fellowships for young foreign researchers for up-to 16 weeks in Bulgaria (four months) in the field of the Humanities (History, Archeology, Ethnology, Political Science, Law, Philosophy, Sociology, Cultural Studies, Economy and Management, Public Administration, Journalism, International Relations, European, Balkan and other regional studies, Classical, West European and Slavic Language and Literary Studies, Documental and Archival Studies, etc.). Deadline for application: September 20, 2009

In order to be eligible, the applicant should be younger than 35 years of age, possess at least an M.A. degree and be either working at a foreign university/research center or be studying for a Ph.D. degree.

The research proposals should be interdisciplinary in its thematic approach focusing on the broad framework of European studies: the dialogue about and between the institutions of the EU, the harmonization of the social environment, the European dimensions of the global economic environment, the balance between national and supranational institutions, EU Law, the formulation of common European policies, cultural trends and European identities, the European educational space, intercultural communication media, transatlantic relations in the geopolitics of the 21st century etc. The grant is for a period of up-to 16 (sixteen) weeks for research work in Sofia as fellows of the Institute. The grant will amount to no more than 9 (nine) thousand BGN (approx. 4400 Euros) i.e. 560 BGN per week. All grantees will be affiliated to one of the working groups of the Institute and can count on the expert advice of its permanent fellows. While in residence in Sofia, all fellows will be included in the current events of the Institute and thus get a chance for participation in its public presentations, lectures, talks, seminars and conferences. Further the Institute will provide help in finding accommodation at a reasonable price at a student hostel. At the end of the fellowship all grantees are expected to submit a research paper with the results of their work and any type of articles or papers that can be published in the Institute’s publications.

Applications should include the following documents:

  • a curriculum vitae;
  • a list of publications (if available);
  • a brief description of the proposed research topic with a detailed working plan and schedule for the intended stay at the Institute (5–6 pages, up to 1.500 words);
  • the name and contact details of an external academic expert;
  • contact person / institution in Sofia.

Applications are to be sent via email: office@dialogueeurope.org. The successful applicants must start their fellowship in the period: November 1-30th 200.