Monday, 1 August 2016

Gerda Henkel Fellowship

Deadline: 1 October 2016
Open to: candidates who have completed a PhD in the fields of the humanities and social sciences coming from: Afghanistan, Belarus, China, Kasakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Mongolia, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan
Fellowship: a monthly stipend of EUR 750, accommodation in Sofia, travel, visa and insurance costs and research expenses
CAS Sofia is an independent Institute with international and multidisciplinary profile. Located in Sofia, Bulgaria, it promotes high-level scholarship in the social sciences and the humanities. In addition to supporting focus-group research, CAS Sofia invites outstanding scholars to pursue their individual research projects during in-residence periods of up to five months. The invited Fellows participate in the intellectual life and the scholarly community of the Centre (Bulgarian and foreign fellows) while working on projects of their own choice. Fellows receive adequate material and intellectual support and can profit from the Centre’s wide international networks, international seminar- and guest-lecturer programme. CAS Sofia assists Fellows in all practical matters concerning travel, residence and research in Sofia.
The selected Fellows will take part in the regular Fellow seminars and the other scientific events organized by the Centre (workshops, conferences, lectures, etc.) and are invited to present and discuss their project in lectures or seminars. The results of their work shall be summarized in a paper (in English), to be published in the electronic CAS Working Paper Series.
Candidates must:
Be citizens of one of the following countries: Afghanistan, Belarus, China (permanent residence in Tibet or Xinjiang Autonomous Regions), Kasakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Mongolia, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan;
Have completed a PhD in the fields of the humanities and social sciences;
International research experience (participation in projects and refereed conferences) and publications in peer-reviewed academic editions are strong advantages;
Preference will be given to candidates below the age of 45.
A monthly stipend of EUR 750 (liable to 10% income tax) to cover living expenses related to the stay in Sofia;
Accommodation in Sofia, comprising living quarters and working space. The Fellows will also have free access to the CAS library and electronic resources/databases;
Travel from the home country to Sofia and back, visa and insurance costs (up to EUR 850);
Research field trip abroad during the fellowship period – up to EUR 1500 (a one-time allowance);
Research expenses (EUR 100 per month).
How to apply?
All application documents should be presented in English and sent by e-mail to with a subject entry “Advanced Academia Fellowships” until 1 October 2016.
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Two letters of recommendation by scholars familiar with the applicant’s academic work should be emailed to CAS by the referees.
For more information, please visit the official website.

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