2018-19 CEU/HESP Visiting Fellowship


Central European University invites applications for the Visiting Fellowship Program for the Winter and Spring terms of the academic year 2018-19.

The Visiting Fellowship Program supports collaborations and linkages between CEU departments and research centers and individual scholars and academic centers at partner universities that stimulate research and curriculum innovation across a wide range of disciplines in the social sciences and humanities focusing on the following subjects and themes:

  1. Inequalities and social justice,
  2. Democratic governance,
  3. Inclusive and evidence-based policy-making,
  4. Migration and refugees,
  5. Climate change mitigation and adaptation,
  6. Higher education in open society (with emphasis on innovative projects that address the following sub-themes: higher education policy and governance, academic freedom, teaching and learning, student engagement, and educational technologies).

The Faculty Development Fellowship  is offered to academics employed in full-time teaching positions in one of the eligible institutions who wish to spend one term (3 months) at CEU conducting research and undertaking training that will help them enhance their teaching or otherwise contribute to the home departments’ curricula and/or advance towards a doctoral degree. Eligible institutions are: American University of Central Asia (AUCA, Kyrgyzstan); Al-Quds Bard College for Arts and Sciences (Palestine); American University in Bulgaria (AUBG); Asian University for Women (AUW, Bangladesh), and University of Yangon and University of Mandalay (Myanmar). Depending on their academic needs and interests, applicants can choose between two Fellowship tracks: course development or research development. Fellows can be hosted by any CEU department, school or research center, provided their subject interest is represented by one of the six priority thematic areas above. Fellowship award covers travel costs to/from Budapest, accommodations at the CEU residence center and a stipend of 3,500 USD for the entire duration of the Fellowship.

The Research Excellence Fellowship is offered to academics based at higher education and/or research institutions in the Global South who wish to spend one or two terms at CEU conducting original research that will lead to a groundbreaking publication in an international peer-reviewed journal. The Fellows can be hosted by any CEU department, school or research center, with priority in selection given to well-articulated and innovative projects in any of the six priority subjects and themes. A record of previous collaboration of the applicant or applicant’s home institution with proposed CEU host will be considered an advantage. Fellows are supported for a period of three or six months (one or two consecutive terms at CEU). Fellowship award covers travel costs to/from Budapest, accommodations at the CEU residence and a stipend of 5,000 USD for one term and 10,000 USD for two terms of the Fellowship’s duration.

The selection of CEU Visiting Fellows is competitive and merit-based and involves an assessment of the relevance of the proposed research or curriculum development project to the academic capacity at the proposed CEU host unit, as well as the unit’s ability to dedicate the necessary time and resources to facilitate the Fellow’s residency at CEU in the proposed period. 

The Visiting Fellowship Program is supported by the Higher Education Support Program (HESP) of the Open Society Foundations and administered by the CEU Yehuda Elkana Center for Higher Education

Applications for the Visiting Fellowship Program for the academic year 2018/19 must be submitted by the deadline of 10 May 2018.

For the detailed description of the programs and application procedure please see the Faculty Development Fellowship or Research Excellence Fellowship pages.

Please direct your inquiries to Research_Fellowship@ceu.edu.