CFA – 2024 SAV PhD students mobility grants at CEFRES

Call for applications for 2nd year and above PhD students enrolled at the Slovak Academy of Sciences (SAV)

Deadline for submission:  April 15, 2024
Duration:  9 months between September 1, 2024 & May 31, 2025

The Slovak Academy of Sciences (SAV), the French Institute in Slovakia (IFS) & CEFRES offer mobility grants at the CEFRES to 2nd year and above PhD students enrolled the SAV.

⇒Funding: 500 € per mont, cumulative with the PhD scholarships at SAV
⇒Duration:  9 months between September 1, 2024 & May 31, 2025

The selected fellow will join CEFRES multidisciplinary research team and actively take part in the Center’s scientific life.
Fellows’ research should contribute to one of CEFRES’s research areas.
Fellows present their work at the internal CEFRES seminars, and may also organize a scientific event (workshop, conference…) co-financed by the Center.

PhD students enrolled at SAV from the 2nd year (during the research stay at CEFRES) and above in one of the disciplines of humanities and social sciences
Good command of English is mandatory, command of French is appreciated.


  • February 15, 2024 >  Opening of the call
  • April 15, 2024, 23:59 CET  >  Deadline for submission
  • April 15–May 15, 2024 >  Evaluation of the applications by a committee of experts
  • May 16–17, 2024 >  Online auditions with selected candidates
  • June 20, 2024 >  Publication of the results

APPLICATION PACKAGE (in English or French)

  1. Duly filled in application form – download the form here
  2. A summary of your research (2-3 pp. maximum) including:
  • the aims and inputs of the research
  • its methodological and theoretical frame
  • the first outcomes since the beginning of the research

3. A letter of motivation answering these two questions:

  • How does your research project contribute to one of CEFRES’s research areas (450 words)
  • How can your research benefit from CEFRES? (300 words)

4. Two academic reference letters, including one from the PhD supervisor
5.  A CV with a list of publications and papers
6. A letter of authorization from the director of the SAV host institute or center preferably describing their support for the application (French or English)

Applications must be submitted electronically in one PDF file entitled “SAV-your surname” at: claire.madl[@] To be considered, application packages must be complete.

An informative webinar may be proposed at the SAV or online on March 11, 2024 at 10 am to answer all your questions regarding the program & the application process.

Questions on the application procedure may be sent to: