Central European University - Institute for Advanced Study

city / country: 
Budapest, Hungary

CEU - Institute for Advanced Study
Nador 13
Budapest 1051

Tel: +361 (0)327 3000 2596

Contact person: Eva Gönczi

The Institute for Advanced Study at Central European University (IAS CEU ) was established nearly six years ago as a center of academic excellence at Central European University in Budapest. Fellows pursue their own independent research agenda but are also encouraged to make meaningful intellectual connections with each other and with CEU as well as the local and regional academic community. Each year 20-25 fellows (both at junior and senior levels) are selected through a rigorous selection process to spend a research period of six to nine months in residence. Small collaborative, interdisciplinary projects are also welcome. Scholars focus their energies on their research projects and writing, while weekly seminars, coffee hours as well as regularly invited guest speakers, workshops and other public events encourage the free flow and creative cross-pollination of ideas.

Premises and facilities: 

The Institute is situated in the vibrant intellectual and cultural community of the city of Budapest and the truly international environment of Central European University. Fellows have offices on IAS CEU campus in the historic city of Budapest and live in the beautifully located Raoul Wallenberg Guesthouse. Campus and guesthouse are at a comfortable 20-minute walk or a short bus-ride away. All fellows have full access to the new library, IT technology and the intellectual resources of CEU.

Scientific priorities: 

All applications in the broadly defined fields of the social sciences, humanities and law as well as their interdisciplinary combinations are welcome. Academic merit and quality of the research proposal is the primary criterion for selection, while the committee will evaluate the intellectual composition of each cohort of fellows as well as the relevance of the proposed project for the location of the IAS.