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PROLONGATION OF DEADLINE: MAY 30th, 2008 FOR THE CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR 2008/09 FELLOWSHIPS UNDER THE RESEARCH PROJECT "SHAKEN ORDER: AUTHORITY AND SOCIAL TRUST IN POST-COMMUNIST SOCIETIES" (Case Studies in Law)

30 May 2008

CENTRE FOR ADVANCED STUDY SOFIA

 

 

2008/2009 FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMME

SECOND CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

 

under the research project

 

SHAKEN ORDER:

Authority and Social Trust in Post-Communist Societies

(Case Studies in Law)

 

2007 – 2009

 

Supported by the Trust for Civil Society in Central and Eastern Europe

and Rule of Law Program South East Europe of Konrad Adenauer Foundation, Germany

 

The Centre for Advanced Study Sofia (Bulgaria) announces a Call for Applications under the international project Shaken Order: Authority and Social Trust in Post-Communist Societies (Case Studies in Law). Please, see the short Research Description enclosed below.

 

General conditions

The fellowship programme is open to doctoral and post-doctoral researchers from Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia working in the area of the social sciences and humanities.

Three researchers working in the area of the social sciences and humanities will be enrolled as Fellows for a period of 9 months (1 October 200830 June 2009). The programme envisages several workshops and individual research. Non-Bulgarian Fellows are expected to attend the 3 working sessions during their fellowship period. They may spend research periods of varying length in Sofia (negotiable in each individual case).

 

The selected Fellows will receive a monthly fellowship of 700 Euro (for Bulgarian Fellows) and of 915 Euro (for foreign Fellows), which sum includes an allowance for accommodation, research trips and research expenses. The Centre for Advanced Study Sofia provides the academic, organisational and administrative support of the research. All technical and library facilities of the Centre will be made available to the Fellows.

 

Deadline for applications: 30 May 2008

 

 

 

 

 


Eligibility

 

  • Scholars working in the social sciences or the humanities from Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia, holders of a doctoral degree or at the final stage of fulfilling the requirements for such a degree;
  • The applicants’ project ideas are expected to relate to the field of law. The individual topics may, however, interlace with other social fields (eg. examining science/education from the point of view of legal aspects, etc.) Please read Research Description below.
  • Applicants may not be older than 45 years at the start of the fellowship.

 

 

 

 

Working language and language skill requirements

The Fellows will work in an international research team, where all discussions, workshops and other events will be in English, as should be the final research paper to be submitted for publication. Only applicants fluent in English (oral and written) will be considered and a certificate or another proof of language proficiency is highly recommended.

 

The application package must be submitted by e-mail to the contact person indicated below and must include:

1. Research proposal (no more than 1500 – 1800 words) including:

  • a short description of the planned research,
  • methodology,
  • contribution to the overall research aims of the Shaken Order project,
  • general framework of interpretation;
  • selected bibliography (10-15 works) on the topic.

2. CV and list of publications;

3. Optional: a relevant text (chapter of a dissertation, publication, etc.) of up to 25 pages;

4. Two recommendation letters from distinguished scholars (scanned/ faxed/ posted/ sent via e-mail by the reviewers);

 

Selection procedure

The selection will be made by the CAS Academic Advisory Council, an international body composed of prominent scholars in the social sciences and humanities. The final results will be announced in July, 2008 via email to the applicants and at the Centre’s web page: www.cas.bg.

 

Criteria governing the selection

  • innovative insights
  • relevance of the project proposal to the frame of the collective project
  • interdisciplinary approach
  • comparative approach
  • relation to other projects in the prospective team structure
  • important publications on the topic
  • previous participation in research teamwork

 

You can find more detailed information about the Centre for Advanced Study Sofia and the project Shaken Order: Authority and Social Trust in Post-Communist Societies at .

 

Please, e-mail your application package not later than 30th May 2008 to:

 

Ms Adriana Gotsova

Project Coordinator
Centre for Advanced Study Sofia
70 Neofit Rilski Str.
Sofia 1000, Bulgaria
tel.: ++359 2 9803704 / fax: ++359 2 9803662
e-mail:

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