The Centre for Advanced Study Sofia, in partnership with the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS), is pleased to announce the launch of a new Summer Institute for Scholars of East Central and Southeastern Europe (SISECSE).
ACLS and CAS will convene leading scholars from Eastern Europe and North America for a two-week residency in Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria, hosted by the American University in Bulgaria (AUBG), in the summers 2023, 2024, and 2025.
- The program will cover travel, accommodation, and per diem expenses for the two-week residential institute.
- Institute members will be expected to be in residence and to participate in all planned events for the duration of the institute.
- Scholars will also be provided with opportunities to travel locally during this time.
- Scholars should apply with their own research proposals through the ACLS online system.
- Applicants must have a PhD degree conferred by an accredited university by December 1, 2022. (An established scholar who can demonstrate the equivalent of the PhD in publications and professional experience may also qualify.)
- The competition is open to scholars in any field or discipline in the humanities and interpretive social sciences pursuing postdoctoral or advanced research in the region (Albania, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Czechia, Croatia, Hungary, Kosovo, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine).
- Applicants must have an affiliation—a long-term regular research or teaching appointment—with a university or college in North America (US, Canada, Mexico) or Central/Eastern Europe (see the list above).
- There are no restrictions as to the citizenship of applicants.
- Applications will be evaluated on the basis of Significance of the topic and its potential contribution to the study of East Central and Southeastern Europe
- The quality and innovativeness of the proposal with regard to its methodology, scope, theoretical framework, and grounding in the relevant scholarly literature
- The impact of the fieldwork on the applicant’s research project, if applicable
For more information, visit https://cas.bg/en/cas-and-acls-announce-the-new-summer-institute-for-the-study-of-east-central-and-southeastern-europe-sisecse/