Cтипендійна програма імені Герди Хенкель для молодих дослідників (Болгарія)

П'ятимісячні стипендії та резиденції (місце проживання) надаються в рамках програми CAS Advanced Academia для підтримки випускників ВНЗ та аспірантів, що хочуть проводити дослідження у Болгарії (місто Софія). Робочою мовою є англійська. Дедлайн – 31 травня 2018 року.

Більше грантів у розділі Гранти

Претенденти на стипендію мають надати як мінімум 2 рекомендаційні листи від осіб, що можуть оцінити їх професійні якості (далі – англ.). 

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.

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.

Working lahguage:

As an international academic institution CAS conducts most of its work in English which is also the language of the presentations of research results. Therefore, a good command of English is highly desirable.


Fellows are entitled to:

  • A monthly stipend of 750 euro (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 850 Euro);
  • Research field trip abroad during the fellowship period – up to1500 Euros (a one-time allowance);
  • Research expenses (100 euro per month).

Candidates may apply for two periods:

  • I. 1 March 2019 – 31 July 2019 (Summer semester)
  • II. 1 October 2019 – 28 February 2020 (Winter semester)

N.B. The final invitation for fellowship depends on the ranking of the application and the preferred period. Availability for both periods is an advantage for the applicant. Please, indicate in the application form whether you prefer one or either period.

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.

Application Process:

Links for downloading:

Please carefully consider these documents when preparing your application. They can be downloaded also from www.cas.bg.
Two letters of recommendation by scholars familiar with the applicant’s academic work should be emailed to CAS by the referees.
Extensions to this period may be allowed in case of eligible career breaks which must be properly documented (maternity leave, long-term illness leave, national service).

All application documents should be presented in English and sent by e-mail to dimov@cas.bg with a subject entry “Advanced Academia Fellowships”

Contacts: Mr. Dimiter Dimov, e-mail: dimov@cas.bg

Centre for Advanced Study Sofia; Sofia 1000, 7-B, Stefan Karadja Str, 
tel.: + 359 2 9803704 / fax: + 359 2 9803662


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