Second Call for Proposals for Intellectual Themes Initiative

CEU has launched the Intellectual Themes Initiative (ITI) as part of a process to explore and develop new activities that encourage cross-disciplinary teaching and research, prompt new forms of civic engagement, enhance the academic profile of CEU and contribute to shaping its future institutional direction. The initiative presents four intellectual themes, selected for a period of up to four years and which will be reviewed annually.  The initiative is meant to help bring together various parts of the University, promote innovative work building on the existing strengths of the University while enabling significant new contributions, and help to better project CEU externally.

The Intellectual Themes Initiative (ITI) Selection Committee, chaired by Professor Helga Nowotny, former president of the European Research Council, and comprising of four CEU faculty members, CEU’s President and Rector John Shattuck and Provost and Pro-Rector Liviu Matei, invites new proposals for projects starting in academic year 2016-17. The deadline for submission is March 1, 2016. Find attached a revised, more detailed call and application form. 

The themes are:

Social Mind

Inequalities and Social Justice

Energy and Society


Groups of faculty, researchers, and students are invited to submit proposals under the four themes. Priority will be given to projects that have a high potential impact of intellectual, professional, educational, or social nature. An initial budget of EUR 100,000 per year per theme (a total of EUR 400,000 per year) has been allocated.

More detailed information and the application form can be found in the attachments below.