CFA – 2023 PhD 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: 31 March 2023 (call open)
Duration: 1 September 2023 – 31 August 2024

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 300 000 CZK per year. Good command of English is mandatory, command of French is appreciated. The selected PhD fellows will join CEFRES team and actively take part in the center’s scientific life.

Application Package 
  1. Duly filled in application form – download the form here
  2. A summary of your research (5 pages maximum) including:
    • the aims and inputs of the research
    • its methodological and theoretical frame
    • the first outcomes since the beginning of the research
    • a state of the art presented within a 1 page-long bibliography
  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

Application packages must be submitted electronically in one PdF entitled ”Young Fellow-your surname” at: To be considered, application packages must be complete.

Application packages can be sent in French or in English.


April-May 2023 : Evaluation and pre-selection of applications by a committee of experts
May, 22nd 2023 : Pre-selection results
May, 29th – June, 2nd 2023 : Video conference hearings for short-listed candidates
June, 7th 2023 : Publication of results

Questions on the application procedure may be sent to Mrs Claire Madl at