Doctoral research support

Funding and teaching opportunities for doctoral students

CEU funding

Doctoral Research Support Grant: CEU students approved for full doctoral candidacy are encouraged to pursue their dissertation research and to build international scholarly contacts through a special study abroad program. CEU has a Doctoral Research Support Grant program (DRSG), which enables a short research stay abroad. Students may apply to recognized universities, institutes or research centers abroad to spend up to three months as "visiting/research scholars". This scheme is an integral part of the CEU doctoral program.

Research and Travel Grants: CEU believes in giving its students opportunities to access as much knowledge as possible. That is why the university provides travel grants for students, contributing to the cost of traveling abroad to attend academic conferences. The grant may be used to cover travel-related costs, as well as conference fees, accommodation and administrative costs. The research grant may also be used for thesis or dissertation related research. Doctoral students are eligible to receive one such award during their second or third year of study.

Doctoral Awards: Best Dissertation Awards, Awards for Advanced Doctoral Students, Academic Achievement Awards for First-Year Doctoral Students.

Winter School Grant: The CEU Scholarships Committee has reserved a small sum of money from its general pool of travel funds for students who wish to attend a Winter School whose courses are (a) demonstrably necessary for the student's doctoral research at this stage of her/his research and (b) not offered at a CEU Department. The Committee invites applicants from post-comprehensive CEU doctoral students for this purpose.

Summer School Grant: All post-comprehensive doctoral students are eligible to apply for a grant to support attendance at a graduate summer school of their choice. (Exceptionally, doctoral students whose comprehensive exam is scheduled to the fall after their completion of their first-year obligations may also receive the grant.) The summer school should be of demonstrably high academic quality and fit the research topic of the attending student.

Intellectual Themes Initiative: The university-wide Intellectual Themes Initiative is inviting its faculty members, students, administrative staff and external partners to propose joint ideas for tackling complex societal issues. Each project proposal should be submitted by at least three resident academic staff members from at least two different academic units of the University (i.e. schools and departments, research units, or academic support units) or by two resident academic staff members and one visiting/non-CEU academic staff from two different academic units. Involvement of students, especially PhD students and postdoctoral fellows, is strongly encouraged. Participation of visiting and non-CEU faculty is welcome.

External funding

The Academic Cooperation and Research Support Office (ACRO) at CEU helps students searching for external research opportunities, while it also provides information on external funding for fellowships, short courses, travel and research.

For external doctoral research support opportunities, visit External Funding on ACRO's website.

For available teaching positions, visit the Global Teaching Fellowship Program's site.

CEU Doctoral Research Database

The overall goal of the CEU Doctoral Research Database is to support researchers in finding doctoral students as trainees for their research projects and support doctoral students' participation in research projects during their studies.

Doctoral students are encouraged to upload information about their doctoral research to the database, if they wish to take part in a research project and gain some significant experiences. Registration in the database does not guarantee an offer of a position, but it will make it easier to bring doctoral students and researchers together.

The structure of the table is really simple, everyone can add his/her own data on the following page:

Flexlist - CEU Doctoral Research Database 

All data is public and free to download from the database (it is also visible and download-able from outside of CEU). 

The required fields are the following: Name, Department, Thesis title, Thesis keywords.
All other fields which may contain sensitive data are optional to fill in.

The database is maintained by the Academic Cooperations and Research Support Office (ACRO) at CEU.

If you have any question or inquiry regarding the database, do not hesitate to contact Daniel Gyori at ACRO.