Category Archives: Call for Applications

Post-Doctoral Position in Anthropology and Related Disciplines at the Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague

Deadline for applications: 20 August 2018
Duration: January 2019—December 2020
Where: Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague in cooperation with CEFRES
Salary: around 30.000 CZK (gross-monthly)

We are looking for a postdoctoral research fellow who would enrich
our international Prague-based team working on the project titled Bewildering Boar:
Changing Cosmopolitics of the Hunt in Europe and Beyond.

Eurasian wild pigs (Sus scrofa) feature regularly in European public discourse, for their numbers have been rising spectacularly across the continent. While in some parts of Europe this by now synanthropic species generates sympathy, in other places humans have declared war on wild boars for causing extensive damage to landscapes, agriculture, transportation networks and so on. In this context we are asking how the Eurasian wild pig has featured in human lives, and vice versa, in dynamically changing socio-environmental contexts. We expect our new colleague to join our efforts in focusing empirically on human-pig (wild or domestic) relations. We are open-minded and ready to take on board any relevant perspective from anthropology of science to legal anthropology or indeed from related disciplines. More info about the project and its members could be found at https://boar.hypotheses.org

Eligibility

The candidate should have obtained her/his PhD degree in anthropology or another closely related fieldno earlier than 30 September 2016 and no later than 30 September 2018. (Exception could apply to those who spent time at parental leave or placement abroad – relative to the country where they received their PhD.) Please get in touch to consult the details.

We expect the successful candidate to reside in Prague and pursue the fieldwork anywhere in Europe or beyond. Note however, that our research funds are limited and you might need to rise extra research funding. 

If interested please send your CV and a short project description (max. 500 words) stating how your research agenda could be integrated into the Bewildering Boar project by
20 August 2018. If you have any question do not hesitate to contact us!

Contacts

Ludek Broz
broz@eu.cas.cz

Virginie Vate
virginie.vate@netcourrier.com

Anibal Arregui
arregui@cefres.cz

 

CFA – Summer Seminar on Nationalism, Religion and Violence 2018

Summer Seminar on Nationalism, Religion and Violence 2018

Where & When: Prague, 18-29 June 2018
Organizers
: Charles University  and  Aristote University of Thessaloniki
Partners: CEFRES–French Research Center in Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Slavonic and East European Studies (UCL),  University of Birmingham and Humboldt University of Berlin
Priority Deadline: 28 February 2018
Deadline for applicants needing visas to the Czech Republic: 31 March 2018
Final application deadline: 30 April 2018

Contact
Nikola Karasová
Program Coordinator
Summer Seminar on Nationalism, Religion and Violence Institute of International Studies
Charles University, Prague 
E-mail: nrvsschool@fsv.cuni.cz
Website: nrvsschool.fsv.cuni.cz
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nrvsummerseminar/

For more details please  visit the website of the Nationalism, Religion and Violence Summer Seminar. 

The Summer Seminar on Nationalism, Religion and Violence is ready to launch its sixth year with a special focus on the topics of ethnic and religious diversity, migration and transformation. A key goal of the Summer Seminar is to contribute to the study of violence in a substantial way and to catalyze the growth of the study of violence as a field.
The seminar targets highly motivated students, particularly graduate students, as well as post-docs and professional activists. It is led by international researchers from universities with an excellent reputation, such as the Humboldt University of Berlin, Central European University (Budapest), the University of Birmingham, the University of Manchester, the University of Pennsylvania, Eötvös Loránd University (Budapest) and the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. The program involves fieldwork designed in cooperation with research centers and international institutions in Prague and beyond.
Participants may receive a certificate of attendance and 8 ECTS credits for their active participation in the program once the assignments are fulfilled. Since degree requirements vary among universities, students/graduates are advised to ensure, preferably in advance, that their college or university will recognize such certification and award the suggested credits.
The peer-reviewed journal JNMLP agreed to consider the publication of a special issue including the best academic papers submitted upon completion of the Summer Seminar.

 

Please submit the following documents to: nrvsschool@fsv.cuni.cz

  • Short curriculum vitae
  • Letter of motivation
  • Proof of university enrollment or graduation
  • Proof of English language sufficiency

Applications are reviewed and accepted on a rolling basis, so we encourage you to apply as early as possible. Those who apply early will receive first consideration for both admission and scholarship decisions.
All applicants will be notified of admission decisions by e-mail within two weeks after each respective deadline at the latest. For more information, please contact our staff at nrvsschool@fsv.cuni.cz.

Program Costs
The participation fee is 750 Euros and includes:

  • Tuition
  • Fieldwork excursions
  • Cultural and social events
  • Weekend excursion (1 full day incl. meal)
  • Reading materials
  • Refreshments during the seminar

Participants are responsible for covering the accommodation of their choice, their travel expenses and visa if necessary.

Discounts and Fellowships
Students of Charles University, the Aristote University of Thessaloniki and the University of Birmingham as well as Nationalism, Religion and Violence Summer Seminar’s alumni are all eligible for a 20% discount on the tuition fee.
A limited number of tuition fee discounts will be available for selected candidates based on their academic merit and financial needs.
A limited number of fellowships will be granted to PhD candidates/students or advanced graduate students coming from any of the following countries: Ukraine, Russia, Moldova, Belarus, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan.

 

 

CFA: 2018 CEFRES Platform Award

for Best Article (published in English or in French) in Social Sciences and Humanities

Deadline for applications: 30 April 2018
Prize Amount: 213 CZK (i.e. 9.261 CZK)
Official Award Ceremony:  20 June 2018
Language of application: English

This award is included within the Jacques Derrida Award organized by the French Embassy in the Czech Republic and Mgr. Karel Janeček, PhD., MBA, which rewards the best PhD research work in social sciences and humanities in the Czech Republic.

Born from the desire to support young researchers from the Czech Republic who endeavour to embed their research within the European and international networks, this initiative from the CEFRES Platform aims to award an article in social sciences and humanities published in a high-level peer-reviewed academic journal.

Since 2014, CEFRES Platform gathers the French Research Center in Social Sciences in Prague, the Czech Academy of Sciences and Charles University in Prague.

Young researchers from all disciplines in social sciences and humanities from the Czech Republic may apply to the CEFRES Platform special award, whatever the topic of their research may be. Applications must be sent directly by young researchers themselves to the following address: platformaward@cefres.cz

Eligibility Criteria 

  • to be a Czech or Slovak PhD student or doctor who defended the PhD thesis at the earliest in 2011 in a university of the Czech Republic (so-called “cotutelle” PhDs are eligible)
  • to submit to the award competition an article in English or in French published in a peer-reviewed academic journal recognized by such databases as Web of Science, Scopus, or by the European Reference Index for the Humanities and Social Sciences (ERIH plus)
  • to have published the afore mentioned article between 2016 and 2018 (articles accepted for publication will be excluded, the award being renewed yearly)
  • to submit one article only: applications including two or more articles will be excluded from the competition

Application Package

The following information completed:

  • Name and Surname:
  • Date and place of birth:
  • Personal email:
  • Personal phone number:
  • Personal address:
  • Professional email:
  • Professional phone number:
  • Professional address:
  • Subject of Thesis:
  • Date of (past or forthcoming) defence:
  • Year and Faculty of registration:
  • PhD supervisor(s):
  • Discipline(s):

The application should also include:

  1. An academic curriculum vitae, including a list of publications
  2. An off-print of the submitted article for the Prize. NB: only one article will be considered; applications including two articles will be excluded
  3. The complete bibliographical references and a short summary of the submitted article in English or French. Please specify which database mentions the journal (Web of Science, Scopus, or ERIH plus)
  4. A letter explaining the originality and prospects of the research involved in the article

An interdisciplinary jury presided over by the director of CEFRES and representatives from the CEFRES Platform will select the laureate. The laureate will be notified by 6 June 2018 and will have to be available for the award ceremony.

Supported by Mgr. Karel Janeček, MBA, PhD., the award will be given at Palais Buquoy, the seat of the French Embassy in the Czech Republic on 20 June 2018 along with the other scientific awards of the French Embassy.

To apply to the Jacques Derrida Award, see the conditions here!

Call for Applications: Czech Interns from FF UK at CEFRES

It is possible to apply at any time of the academic year. The applicants must be French and/or English speakers.

Within its cooperation with the Faculty of Arts of Charles University, CEFRES can welcome MA or PhD students from this faculty as interns starting from the academic year 2016-2017. Internships last from one to three months and grant ECTS credits in the student’s curriculum (1 month-4 ECTS, 2 months-8 ECTS, 3 months-12 ECTS).

Candidates must have a good level in French and/or English and preferably be studying French / English philology or translation. However, students from other social and human sciences can also apply.

The intern’s tasks are based on an agreement between the intern and his/her tutor at CEFRES, who will provide the intern with advice and support all through the duration of the internship. A workstation at CEFRES will be provided to each intern and the intern has full access to the library.

The intern’s tasks consist in helping in the day-to-day administration of the institution, which includes, but is not limited to, updating CEFRES website and social networks, translating between French / English and Czech, working at the library and taking part in the organization of the center’s scientific events.

The interns are required to write in French / English a report on their experience at CEFRES. This report will allow the tutor to evaluate the professional training acquired by the student at CEFRES. After the end of the internship, the intern will receive an evaluation form from his/her tutor.

Application package must be sent in both languages: French / English and Czech and include:

  • a CV
  • a cover letter explaining your project and your expectations in terms of learning and training, and stating the period of internship required

For questions on the application procedure, contact Ms Věra Štofaníková:
e-mail: adela.landova@cefres.cz
tel.: +420 224 921 400

2018 Young Researcher Fellowships at CEFRES (France & Visegrad Countries)

Call for application for 2nd year and above PhD students from France and the Visegrad countries 

Deadline for submission: closed
Duration: September 1st 2018 – August 31st 2019

CEFRES offers year-long fellowships at the center to 2nd year and above PhD students from France, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic. Fellows’ research should contribute to one of CEFRES’s research areas. The amount of the fellowship is 20 000 CZK per month during 12 months. Good command of English is mandatory, command of French is appreciated. The selected PhD fellows will join CEFRES team and take part in the center’s scientific life.

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CEFRES 2018 Platform PhD Fellowships

Call for applications for 2nd year and above PhD students at the Charles University or the Czech Academy of Sciences

Deadline for submission: closed 
Duration: September 1st 2018 – August 31st 2019

In the frame of its Platform, CEFRES offers a year-long fellowship to PhD students enrolled at the Charles University and/or working as fellows at the Academy of Sciences in the Czech Republic. Fellows’ research should contribute to one of CEFRES’s research areas. The amount of the fellowship is 10 000 CZK per month during 12 months. Good command of English is mandatory, command of French is appreciated. The selected PhD fellows will join CEFRES team and take part in the center’s scientific life. Continue reading CEFRES 2018 Platform PhD Fellowships