CFA – 2024 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: March 17, 2024 (call open)
Duration: September 1, 2024–August 31, 2025

CEFRES offers year-long fellowships at the center to 2nd year and above PhD students enrolled in universities in 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 12 000 EUR / 300 000 CZK per year.

Good command of English is mandatory, command of French is appreciated. The selected PhD fellows will join CEFRES team in Prague and actively take part in the Center’s scientific life.

N.B. Based on the Cooperation Agreement between the Central European University and CEFRES, CEU PhD students are eligible to apply.


  • January 17, 2024 >  Opening of the call
  • March 17, 2024 23:59 CET >  Deadline for submissions
  • March 17–April 28, 2024 >  Evaluation and pre-selection of applications by a Committee of experts
  • May, 16-17 2024 >  Auditions with pre-selected candidates (online if necessary)
  • May, 20 2024 >  Publication of results
  • September 1, 2024–August 31, 2025 >  Research stay at CEFRES

APPLICATION PACKAGE (in French or in English)

  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 ”France-Visegrad-your surname” at: To be considered, application packages must be complete.

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