CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
2019/2020 RE-LINK ADVANCED ACADEMIA FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMME
FOR BULGARIAN RESEARCH DIASPORA
ACTIVE IN THE SOCIAL SCIENCES AND THE HUMANITIES
The Centre for Advanced Study Sofia (CAS) announces a Call for Applications for the 2019/2020 RE-LINK Advanced Academia Fellowship Programme for fundamental research in the field of the humanities and social sciences for Bulgarian scholars residing abroad.
- The Bulgarian Ministry of Education and Science and;
- The Swiss State Secretariat for Education Research and Innovation under a Memorandum of Understanding.
The aim of the RE-LINK Fellowship Programme for Bulgarian diaspora scientists in the areas of the humanities and social sciences is to foster high-quality research and cross-border transfer of knowledge. No disciplinary, methodological or thematic restrictions will apply to the project proposals. Selection will be based solely on the potential of the candidate and the quality of the project. The Fellows will have access to electronic and library resources and will be fully integrated in the regular research seminars and discussions taking place within the existing CAS programmes.
The PROGRAMME will provide:
- Two 3-month fellowships for Bulgarian researchers abroad to the amount of 1100 Euro (per month);
- Travel and accommodation for the period of their stay in Sofia;
- Research expenses.
The Fellowships provide support for three months from October 1st, 2019 till 31st July, 2020.
All candidates should be Bulgarian citizens;
They should be scholars: post-docs, research associates, assistant professors, associate professors or professors;
Previous experience in international projects and publications in renowned academic editions;
English language proficiency.
As an international academic institution CAS conducts most of its work in English. The excellent command of English is a significant prerequisite for the successful integration of the fellow in already existing research teams and planned events. Therefore the level of language proficiency will be taken into consideration during the selection process.
- Application Form
- Application Checklist
- Reference Form
Young or mid-career scholars (up to 15 years after PhD defense) should provide two reference forms by scholars familiar with the applicant's academic work should be emailed to CAS directly by the referees.
All application documents should be presented in English and sent by e-mail to Mr Dimiter Dimov at email@example.com with a subject entry "Advanced Academia Fellowships".
Deadline for applications: March 30, 2019
High quality of the candidate's academic portfolio and publications, as well as participation in international research;
Innovative fundamental research proposal with significant contribution;
Interdisciplinary and/or comparative approaches are an advantage.
The selection will be carried out by the international Academic Advisory Council of CAS based on evaluation of the potential of the candidate relative to his/her career stage and the quality of the proposed project. Short-listed candidates will be invited for an on-line interview. The results will be announced in late July, 2019 by e-mail and at the website of the Institute: www.cas.bg.
The members of the CAS Academic Council shall not disclose their assessment reports on the applications to candidates.
The Academic Council reserves the right, in cases of candidatures with equal quality, to grant the advantage to candidates that have not been CAS Fellows within the preceding 3 years/have not repeatedly held CAS fellowships in the past.
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