Life at IAS CEU

Work space

Fellows typically work at the Raoul Wallenberg Guesthouse, where they have office space in their own apartment. They may also receive shared office space on the CEU campus or use the Common Room of the Guesthouse any time during their stay. 

Building a productive intellectual community

Most of the time, fellows will be working on their own project at their own pace. However, the Institute operates on the principle that scholarly communities are important for the development of ideas and for supporting academic work. For this reason fellows are requested to give talks and participate in the weekly seminar/lunch sessions organized by the IAS. Fellows are also expected to participate in the opening and closing receptions of the Institute (if they are in residence while these are taking place) as well as a handful of other significant social events.

In addition, a variety of other social events, talks, receptions, coffee hours, film screenings, city walks, etc will be organized. Fellows are encouraged to attend and even to initiate such events. Families are often welcome to participate as well.

Access to research resources

All fellows have full access to the library, computing facilities and other resources of the CEU. In addition, fellows are allocated a small budget per month to cover their copying, printing and telephone costs. Printers are available for the exclusive use of the fellows both at the Guesthouse and at CEU. 

Research assistance

Senior fellows who would benefit from research assistance may be linked up with PhD or MA students from the CEU or other local universities with relevant expertise. IAS CEU has some funding to support this and encourages senior fellows to take advantage of the opportunity in a way that would allow CEU students to learn about the research process during their assistance period.

Workshops and connecting with other researchers

IAS CEU will make every effort possible to link fellows with researchers in Hungary or elsewhere for short term consultations as well as for longer term cooperation. Fellows are encouraged to initiate small workshops or public lectures given by scholars whose scholarship would be useful for their own projects. The IAS has a small budget to fund or co-fund these events.