The CEU Institute for Advanced Study (CEU IAS) is beginning its second year with 20 international fellows, up from 15 in its inaugural cohort. The successful applicants, selected from a pool of almost 400 candidates, represent 12 countries and a healthy mix of disciplinary interests. They are conducting research on topics including the history of Moore’s Law, Russian puppet animation at the turn of the 19th century, and the process of political and academic knowledge production in the post-Yugoslav context.
IAS fellows are chosen by an independent selection committee of external experts. IAS offers three types of fellowships: two for external applicants only (senior and junior) and one for CEU faculty members exclusively.
Fellows come to pursue their own research, but also to participate in joint academic and cultural activities including a weekly seminar, group lunches, and Friday afternoon “Fellow Club” programs. The institute’s base of operations, including the fellows’ living quarters, is the Raoul Wallenberg Guesthouse in the Castle District.
The institute’s primary mission is to create a productive, multidisciplinary scholarly environment for the fellows. A complementary role is to support CEU’s academic and research goals—specifically those involving faculty and student scholarship—and to help establish connections with local and regional academic institutions.