October 7, 2019



(Paid opportunity)


Fritz Thyssen Junior Fellowships at the Institute for Advanced Study CEU 2020/2021

The Institute for Advanced Study at Central European University in Budapest (IAS CEU) is pleased to invite applications for the Fritz Thyssen Junior fellowships for the academic year 2020/2021 . Fellowships are available in all research areas of the social sciences and humanities.

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IAS CEU provides a stimulating environment in which the fellows can devote themselves to their research and share their work with peers through weekly seminars and other community programs. Fellows have access to all CEU facilities, including seminar and conference space, computer services, and library resources. They also benefit from CEU’s vibrant international atmosphere, its strong ties in the CEE region and its location in culturally rich Budapest. IAS CEU facilitates the fellows’ engagement with CEU and the Hungarian scholarly community by encouraging collaborative projects, organizing joint public lectures, establishing student mentorship programs, and related activities.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Social sciences.
  • Humanities.

Required Languages


Eligible Countries


Program Period

Fellowships run for the whole academic year:

  • 10 months: September 1- June 30.
  • 6 months: Fall or Winter semesters, Sept 1 to Feb 28 or Jan 1 to June 30.

Junior fellowships are renewable for another year in exceptional cases and only after an external review process.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • Applicants must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent in the social sciences or humanities
    at the time of their application; to be eligible for the Fritz Thyssen Junior
    Fellowship, applicants must have obtained a Ph.D. degree issued in 2012 or
  •  Only those with publications in internationally recognized scholarly outlets are
    encouraged to apply.
  •  All nationalities are encouraged to apply for this type of fellowship. We have
    no thematic restrictions (other than expecting proposals in the social sciences
    and humanities only).
  • Full time CEU employees and students are not eligible to apply for 5 years after
    the ending of their studies/contract (degrees must be received and contracts must
    have ended by December 31, 2014 or earlier).
  •  Part time/temporary employees of CEU are not eligible for 1 year after their
    contract ended (their contract must have ended by December 31, 2018 or
  •  Former fellows of IAS CEU are not eligible to apply until a period of 7 years
    has passed since their previous fellowship. Applications may be considered only
    in exceptional cases.
  •  Reapplication is possible only 3 times within a period of 5 years.
  • Applicants are expected to be able to communicate fluently in English as this is
    the working language of the Institute and CEU.

Opportunity Cost

(Paid opportunity)

Scholars receive:

  • monthly stipend of 2,000 Euros.
  • accommodation in the Raoul Wallenberg Guesthouse.

Fellows must reside in Budapest during their fellowship year, participate in the intellectual life of the Institute and pursue their research agenda.

How to Apply

First Step:  Fill in the online Application Form for the Academic year 2020/21.

Second Step: Create a single pdf file containing all your application package:

  1. A letter of intent (max 1,500 words).
  2. The abstract of your research project (max. 150 words).
  3. The description of your research project (min. 1,000 – max. 2,500 words).
  4. A 10-15 page description of your research project, which includes a discussion on the state of your research (including references to publications if these exist already), the research outline, theories and methods (including short bibliography), time schedule and work plan.
  5. A CV including a list of up to 5 of your most important publications. Please also include the name and email address of two referees (for potential reference).

Third Step: Send the file to e-mail address.

The name of the pdf file and the subject of your e-mail should contain your name and the type of fellowship you are applying to.

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