The Central European University is offering Constructive Advanced Thinking (CAT) fellowships to foster networks of excellent early-career researchers dedicated to inventing new ideas to understand and tackle current or evolving societal challenges. The selected groups will be given the opportunity to meet for short stays in different participating institutes.
The fellowship will provide teams of early-career researchers (three to five persons, possibly including a stakeholder) time and space for thought and discussion in the best research environment. The fellowship is for a duration of up to three years.
The proposed project must address emergent societal issues.
The Principal Investigator (team leader) must have a stable research position in a European (EU as well as UK and associated countries) higher education and research institution for the entire duration of the project.
The candidate must have received a Ph.D. between January 2012 and December 2020.
No team member should have received his/her Ph.D. before January 2012. Ph.D. researchers may also participate.
Each participating team should include participants from at least two countries (current workplace, including non-European countries; any nationality).
How to Apply:
Applications are open online, and submit application documents in English as PDF files applications should include the following materials:
Abstract (300 words)
Project proposal (references not included in the count) max. 3000 comments OR a video
Of max. 15 mins describe the team’s research question and how it plans to address it. The team’s motivation and the societal issues addressed, and the interdisciplinary aspects of the project should be specified.
A work plan for the project duration includes meetings (tentative dates and possibly preferred hosting IAS) and activities with an indicative calendar.
Short description of the team
A PDF file with CVs for each participant and an indication of where they will travel from to the meetings.
At least two letters of support from academic researchers; additional letters from
extra-academic stakeholders outside academia are encouraged.