Research Projects

CEU has established a reputation as a research-intensive university through the outstanding work of its faculty members, 17 interdisciplinary research centers, and some dozen less structured faculty/student research groups. 

In line with the University’s commitment to high quality research, our Faculty obtained over €14 million in new research grants in 2013-2014 with the support of the Academic Cooperation and Research Support Office. CEU has been host institution of 10  European Research Council  (ERC) grants - among them a major Synergy grant. In 2014 CEU Faculty members have successfully applied for further 3 ERC grants; these projects are to start during 2015. CEU placed fifth among European universities in the number of research awards in social sciences and humanities obtained via the European Commission’s 7th Framework Programme. During 2014, CEU researchers collaborated with close to 100 universities on collaborative research projects, 20 running of these were funded by the EU. Through ACRO, over 20 applications were filed in 2014 by CEU faculty for the new Horizon 2020 EU funding phase, and six have already been awarded. 
Other external funders of research and academic events include public funding agencies, such as the Hungarian Scientific Research Fund (OTKA), National Science Foundation, US State Department, USAID and The Korea Foundation; international organizations, among them the The United Nations Environment Programme, International Visegrad Fund; and private foundations, like Siemens AG, Volkswagen Foundation, Open Society Foundation, Fritz Thyssen Foundation

Ongoing Research Projects

Duration: June, 2015 to May, 2018
Main researcher(s) at CEU: Andrew Cartwright
Funding: EU Horizon 2020
Research Area: Public Policy
Duration: May, 2015 to April, 2017
Main researcher(s) at CEU: Jean-Louis Fabiani
Funding: EU Horizon 2020
Duration: April, 2015 to March, 2018
Main researcher(s) at CEU: Nick Sitter
Funding: EU Horizon 2020
Research Area: Public Policy
Duration: March, 2015 to December, 2016
Main researcher(s) at CEU: Gábor Klaniczay, József Laszlovszky
Funding: DAAD, Hungarian Scholarship Board Office
Duration: January, 2015 to December, 2017
Main researcher(s) at CEU: János Kertész
Funding: EU Horizon 2020
Duration: January, 2015 to December, 2020
Main researcher(s) at CEU: Guenther Knoblich, György Gergely, Dan Sperber
Funding: ERC - Synergy Grant
Research Area: Cognitive Science
Duration: December, 2014 to May, 2015
Main researcher(s) at CEU: Amy Brouillette
Funding: Open Society Institute Budapest Foundation
Research Area: Media and Communications
Duration: December, 2014 to November, 2017
Main researcher(s) at CEU: Violetta Zentai
Funding: EU Horizon 2020
Research Area: Public Policy
Duration: December, 2014 to November, 2016
Main researcher(s) at CEU: Violetta Zentai, Zsuzsanna Arendas
Funding: EC DG Employment, Social Affiars and Inclusion
Duration: October, 2014 to September, 2015
Main researcher(s) at CEU: Erin Kristin Jenne
Funding: US Department of Defense
Duration: September, 2014 to May, 2015
Main researcher(s) at CEU: Aleh Cherp
Funding: International Social Science Council
Duration: August, 2014 to July, 2019
Main researcher(s) at CEU: Natalie Sebanz
Funding: ERC - Consolidator Grant
Research Area: Cognitive Science
Duration: June, 2014 to May, 2015
Main researcher(s) at CEU: Zsuzsanna Vegh
Funding: International Visegrad Fund
Duration: May, 2014 to April, 2016
Main researcher(s) at CEU: Tibor Tajti
Funding: EC DG Justice
Duration: April, 2014 to March, 2016
Main researcher(s) at CEU: Guenther Knoblich, John Michael
Funding: Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship
Research Area: Cognitive Science
Duration: April, 2014 to October, 2015
Main researcher(s) at CEU: Viktor Lagutov
Funding: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
Duration: April, 2014 to September, 2015
Main researcher(s) at CEU: Zsuzsanna Végh
Funding: International Visegrad Fund
Duration: February, 2014 to January, 2018
Main researcher(s) at CEU: Levente Littvay
Funding: EU FP7 - Collaborative Project
Research Area: Political Science
Duration: January, 2014 to December, 2018
Main researcher(s) at CEU: Kate Coyer
Funding: EU FP7 - Network of Excellence
Research Area: Media and Communications
Duration: January, 2014 to December, 2015
Main researcher(s) at CEU: Kristina Irion
Funding: Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship
Duration: January, 2014 to December, 2018
Main researcher(s) at CEU: Zsolt Enyedi
Funding: ERC - Advanced Grant
Research Area: Political Science
Duration: January, 2014 to December, 2016
Main researcher(s) at CEU: Peter Hardi
Funding: EU FP7 - Collaborative Project