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Advanced Academia Fellowships for International Scholars, The Centre for Advanced Study, Sofia [DL: 1 October 2011]‏

The Centre for Advanced Study Sofia (CAS Sofia) announces a Call for
Applications for its 2012/2013 In-Residence Advanced Academia
Fellowships in the fields of the humanities and the social sciences.


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.


For the academic year 2012/2013 CAS Sofia provides in-residence
fellowships of two- to five- month duration to post-doctoral
non-Bulgarian researchers. Junior as well as Senior scholars are invited
to apply.

The selected Fellows are entitled to:

A monthly stipend of 700 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 allowance (400 euro)
Research expenses (100 euro p.m.)


Candidates must indicate the preferred fellowship duration and its
starting date within the following periods:

I. 1 March 2012 - 31 July 2012

II. 1 October 2012 - 28 February 2013

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.


Candidates must

Be non-Bulgarian citizens;
Have completed a PhD in the fields of the humanities and social
International research experience (participation in projects and
refereed conferences) and publications in peer-reviewed academic
editions are strong advantages.


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