Fellowships at IAS CEU

The Institute for Advanced Study CEU offers residential fellowships to highly accomplished senior and promising young scholars seeking to spend 3-9 months in an interdisciplinary intellectual community of their peers while pursuing their own research.  

Below are the brief descriptions of the fellowships we offer each year. We publish calls for application with the precise terms of each fellowship for the relevant academic year on our website while the applications are open (around the end of August to the end of October each year for our Junior and Senior Core Fellowships, Botstiber Fellowships, Artist in Residence and Affiliated Fellowships). Please note that the fellowship applications are evaluated through a rigorous peer review process and the final decision is made by our independent Selection Committee. The only criterion for selection is the excellence of the proposed research and the track record of the applicant. Our fellowships are highly competitive.

Junior and Senior Core Fellowships

This is our core fellowship program. Senior and junior core fellows spend 3-9 months in Budapest and pursue their own research. They receive a stipend and accommodation at the Raoul Wallenberg Guesthouse from the Institute.

Artist in Residence Fellowship

IAS CEU offers one Writer in Residence fellowship and one Visual Artist in Residence fellowship. These two residential fellowships (up 5 months each with a minimum stay of 3 months) are offered on a competitive basis to writers and visual artists who relate in innovative and convincing ways to the annual theme, in creative writing (such as poetry, prose, drama, screen and playwriting) and in various visual media, including film and digital applications. 

Joint Budapest Site Fellowship

The Institute for Advanced Study (IAS CEU) together with the Democracy Institute (DI) and the Open Society Archives (OSA) at the Budapest Site of CEU are pleased to launch their joint call for applications for its inaugural fellowship program Revisionism and Falsification, Evidence and Proof for the academic year 2023/24.

Revisionism in the call is understood in a broad sense: including the study of attempts of re-visioning, rewriting, re-presenting, re-evaluating experience, incidents of the past and present, ideas or ideologies for therapeutic purposes, for the supposed well-being, rebirth, rejuvenation of specific, identifiable small or large communities. Revisionism can serve definable political, ideological, or cultural ambitions, used for purposes of political or ideological legitimization, or for redefining group or national identities. Evidence and proof as heuristic tools and practices acquire in this context particular salience.

Besides critical scholarly approaches, the call welcomes artists, working on representations of revisionist attempts and their real life consequences or artistic import in various formats and media.

Fellowships in this inaugural program are available in all research areas of the social sciences and humanities, broadly defined and for artists of all fields of practice.  Fellowships run for the full 9-month period (October-June), for the 3-month short fall semester (October-December), the 5-month fall semester (October-February) or the 6-month spring semester (January-June).

Botstiber Fellowship

This program is funded by the Dietrich W. Botstiber Foundation. The Botstiber Fellowship in Transatlantic Austrian and Central European Relationships is available for all scholarly work related to the historical, political or economic, and cultural relationship between the United States and present-day Austria or the countries that historically make up the Austro-Hungarian or Austrian Empires and Central Europe. Botstiber Fellows will join IAS CEU for a minimum of three months and a maximum of one academic year (9 months, October-June).

Affiliated Fellowships at IAS CEU

Each year we accept a handful of affiliated fellows at IAS CEU. Affiliated fellows typically use their own external fellowships to spend their research period, or parts thereof, at IAS CEU. The minimum stay is 3 months. Affiliated fellows do not receive a stipend and may or may not receive housing from the Institute. Researchers interested in this option should send an email to ias_applications@ceu.edu.