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Current Programmes

Advanced Academia Programme

2009-2020

Through this independent fellowship programme CAS ensures possibilities for conducting independent research in an international, interdisciplinary environment, without restrictions in the selected areas of study - an approach intended to stimulate excellent scholarship at the highest international level.

Gerda Henkel Fellowships

2016-2020

Gerda-Henkel Fellowships (2016-2020) are aimed at scholars in the field of the Humanities and Social Sciences that come from Afghanistan, Belarus, China (only Tibet and Xinjiang Autonomous Regions), Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Mongolia, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.. There are no thematic restrictions as regards the proposed project topics.

"How to Teach Europe" Fellowship Programme

2017-2020

The programme targets academics – highly qualified young and established university professors – from (South) Eastern Europe in the social sciences and the humanities to dedicate themselves to research work oriented toward a specific goal: to lend the state-of-the-art theories and methodologies in the humanities and social sciences a pan-European and/or global dimension and to apply these findings in higher education.

Research Network Dedicated to the History of the Monastic Economy

2017-2019

The NETWORK of scholars from South-Eastern (SEE) and Western Europe (WE) is devoted to the history of the monastic economy in a comparative perspective and to the assessment of its relevance in the longue durée.

Current Fellows

In 2019/2020 CAS hosts 11 research fellows from 7 countries in the framework of Advanced Academia programme and the Gerda Henkel Fellowships. Another group of 6 scholars are involved in the How to Teach Europe in the XXI Century programme and 1 researcher in a new fellowship project, targeting artists from various disciplinary backgrounds.

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News & EventsRSS

13Sep

Roumen Avramov's book available for download

The Economy of the "Revival Process" is available in electronic version on the CAS web-page (In Bulgarian).
08Nov

New CAS Fellowship Programme for Bulgarian Scholars

In 2019 the Centre for Advanced Study Sofia launches a new fellowship programme for young (post-doc and early career) Bulgarian scholars and Bulgarian academic diaspora.
06Mar

Advanced Academia Public Lectures 2019

CAS Public Lecture Series will be held every Wednesday (between 13 March and 24 April 2019) at 18:00h at the American Corner of Sofia City Library on 4, Slaveykov Square. You are cordially welcome.
14Mar

CAS Guest Lecture Series

Prof. Bissera Pentcheva will give a talk on the topic: "Ephemeral Liveliness in Medieval Art: Gold Relief, Chant, and the Eucharistic Rite" on 14 March 2019 (Thursday) at 17:00h at CAS conference hall. The lecture will be in Bulgarian.
20Mar

Advanced Academia Public Lecture

Dr Alexander Panayotov will deliver a lecture on the topic: "Jews and Samaritans in Early Byzantium" on 20 March 2019 (Wednesday), 18:00h at Sofia City Library, American Corner.
31Mar

ADVANCED ACADEMIA: Fellowships for International Scholars

The Centre for Advanced Study Sofia (CAS Sofia) announces a Call for Applications for its 2019/2020 In-Residence Advanced Academia Fellowships for International Scholars in the field of the humanities and the social sciences.
31Mar

ADVANCED ACADEMIA: Fellowships for Bulgarian Scholars

9-months fellowships for Bulgarian scholars at the Centre for Advanced Study Sofia for 2019-2020.
31Mar

RE-LINK ADVANCED ACADEMIA: Fellowships for Bulgarian Diaspora

3-months fellowships for Bulgarian scholars residing abroad.
31Mar

ADVANCED ACADEMIA: Pforzheimer Senior Fellowships

Advanced Academia programme offers opportunity for Senior Bulgarian scholars to apply for 5-months research fellowship at CAS.
31Mar

Call for Applications: GERDA HENKEL Fellowships

The five-months in-residence fellowships are granted under the framework of the CAS Advanced Academia programme and supports PhD holders from the following countries: Afghanistan, Belarus, China , Kasakhstan...
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