All CARTI junior and senior fellows work in collaborative partnerships with individually appointed CARTI international scholars. The international scholars can be proposed by the fellows or selected by CARTI and are advanced academics, prominent in the fields of scholarship relevant to the fellows’ projects, who represent universities outside the program’s target region. The international scholars advise and collaborate with the fellows in enhancing their research projects at the planning stages and in the course of their implementation by offering feedback and critique, and through joint research activities, discussion of sources, methods, progress and findings of the research.
CARTI supports the program of exchange visits between fellows and international scholars. The international scholars assist the fellows in accessing the relevant resources and facilities at their home institutions and facilitate their contacts with international academic networks.
Academic Subjects and Working Language
CARTI is open to support academic research in a wide range of subjects and topics in the humanities and social sciences. The proposed projects will typically be concerned with the study, revision and application of the foundational scholarly thinking to analysis and explanation of specific issues and research questions, rather than aim at policy development or implementation. The program strongly encourages and helps develop original and innovative research agendas that have the bearing on the important issues within the communities and societies of the scholar’s country and wider region and research of comparative nature. The supported projects can also pursue critical exploration and original interpretations of the foundational scholarship in the academic subjects, as well as the study of other regions and countries of the world, that have pronounced relevance for developing the scholarly explanations of region-specific issues and phenomena. CARTI makes a special effort to create spaces for and support for interdisciplinary discussion and research.
While CARTI supports research and teaching in the local languages, operational knowledge of English and ability to work with academic resources and participate in training activities in the English language is highly desirable and considered an advantage in the selection process.