Central European University (CEU) and Sabanci University (SU) have announced a Joint Academic Initiative supported by their respected founders and benefactors, Guler Sabanci and George Soros.
The CEU-SU Joint Academic Initiative aims to strengthen academic capacities at both institutions, to produce valuable academic results, as well as to foster mutually beneficent academic cooperation. The Initiative provides financial support to competitively selected cooperative research and education projects in academic areas strategically important for both universities.
Among activities eligible for support are:
1) Cooperative educational activities (e.g. student and faculty exchanges, joint development or teaching of courses, seminars and summer schools);
2) Cooperative research projects aimed at producing original knowledge;
3) Joint exploratory and planning activities such as exploratory workshops and meetings to develop joint ideas, research and education plans, etc.
The range of topics include international relations theory, international law and organizations, foreign policy, globalization, human rights, international development, history of the Balkans, Ottoman Studies, conflict analysis and resolution, military/government affairs and nationalism, EU enlargement, economics, democratization, public policy analysis, the impact of environmental policy and climate change on international relations, feminist theory/gender studies and international political economy.
Projects will start in AY 2011-2012 (the earliest start date is August 2011) and have a maximum duration of 24 months.
For further information about the funding mechanisms, the application and selection procedure, and the management and reporting circle, please visit: https://www.ceu.hu/node/20256