Third Call for Proposals for Intellectual Themes Initiatives

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 new teaching, research, or community engagement projects starting in Academic Year 2016-17. The Fall deadline for submission is October 26, 2016. Find attached a revised, more detailed call and application form. 

An info session will be held on June 20 at Nador u. 9 Monument Building 203 from 1 pm.

CEU has launched the Intellectual Themes Initiative (ITI) to support new and innovative projects that would to help bring together various parts of the University. The initiative encourages cross-disciplinary activities in the areas of teaching, research, and civic engagement, which are building on the existing strengths of the University while enhancing its academic profile, shaping its future institutional direction, and helping to better project CEU externally. The initiative is built around themes that serve as federative platforms encompassing a range of activities. 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.