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CFA: Internships at CEFRES for students from FSV UK

The applicants must be French and/or English speakers.

Within its cooperation with the Faculty of Social Sciences of Charles University, CEFRES welcomes MA or PhD students from this faculty as interns. 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). Continue reading CFA: Internships at CEFRES for students from FSV UK

CFA: Two Post-doctoral Positions at CEFRES – Charles University

Deadline for submission: 29 July 2021 (midnight)
Period: 1st January 2022—31st  December 2023
Application Language: English
Address for submission: jerome.heurtaux@cefres.cz (please copy the email to claire@cefres.cz)

Two post-doctoral researchers will be recruited from 1st January 2022 for two years at CEFRES. They will be both affiliated to CEFRES and to a relevant department for their research at Charles University. Both post-doctoral researchers will be recruited on the basis of the quality of their research project. The results will be published in October 2021. 

1. CEFRES research areas

The first post-doctoral position is intended for researchers whose research project can be part of one of CEFRES’s three research areas:
Research area 1 – Displacements, “Depaysements” and Discrepancies: People, Knowledge and Practices
Research area 2 – Norms & Transgressions
Research area 3 – Objects, Traces, Mapping: Everyday Experience of Spaces
Research projects whose object is located in Central Europe, connected to this area and other areas or in comparison with other “cultural areas”, will be prioritised.

2. Research project: TANDEM program

A specific competition aims at recruiting a second post-doctoral researcher whose work covers the topic described below. The selected candidate will work in association with a researcher from the Czech Academy of Sciences (CAS) and a researcher assigned by the CNRS within the TANDEM program.

CEFRES is looking for a PhD holder to conduct research (qualitative case studies) and actively engage in networking (organizing seminars, workshops) and dissemination activites within the Tandem project “Home beyond species”. The focus of the project is on the theoretical and practical implications of acknowledging and studying more-than-human domesticity and the interplay of humans and non-humans related to the everyday practices, ideas as well as lay and scholarly concept of home.

The post-doctoral researcher is expected to have demonstrable experience with independent research (e.g. in the form of individually led research project, major publications, courses taught, etc.) in the relevant areas of social science, i.e. anthropology, social and cultural geography, sociology and/or related disciplines and/or studies.

Applicants may contact Mr. Petr Gibas before applying for any relevant questions on their application at petr.gibas[at]soc.cas.cz

Application Package

Applicants must submit the complete application package consisting of the following elements:
The application form duly filled in: download here. The application form includes the description of the research project which must:

  • specify the name of the TANDEM research project or the CEFRES research area you want to apply to and explain how your research befits it.
  • include an explanation on the methodology and inputs of your own research, as well as a selected bibliography (max. 1 page-long)
  • include expected outcomes (publications, conferences, and so forth).
    • A letter of reference from the former PhD supervisor: download here. The letter must mention the title of the PhD, the date of defence etc.
    • A detailed CV
    • A list of publications
    • A copy of the PhD diploma

Application packages must be submitted by 29 July 2021 electronically in an email entitled “YOUR LAST NAME_CEFRES-UK” at: jerome.heurtaux@cefres.cz (send a copy to: claire@cefres.cz). Please send the application form in both PDF and as a Word-document. Applicants are welcome to contact the PIs of the research projects they apply to before sending their application.

Eligibility Criteria

  • be high-level young researchers from abroad (non-Czech), who defended their PhD no more than 10 years prior to the application deadline in a university outside the Czech Republic
  • conducting a research befitting one of the research projects described above (or CEFRES research areas)
  • good command of English is mandatory

Framework of the Charles University (UK) and CEFRES co-financed post-doctoral position

As a partner of CEFRES Platform, Charles University recruits two high-quality post-doctoral research fellows who are non-Czech and you have defended their dissertation outside the Czech Republic. They will be assigned to CEFRES, within the frame of the Charles University’s International Post-Doc Research Fund. These two positions are renewable one-year fixed-term contracts and start on 1 January 2020 at CEFRES. The gross monthly salary is 32 000 CZK. UK-CEFRES post-doctoral researchers will be affiliated to both CEFRES and a relevant department of one of the faculties in social sciences and humanities of the Charles University according to their main discipline. They are expected to:

  • contribute through their own research to the research project they apply to
  • take part in the scientific life of CEFRES
  • submit a yearly report on their research advances to the director of CEFRES
  • come to live in Prague from 1 January 2022.

Calls for applications has been published on Charles University’s website. CEFRES will be amongst the hosting institutions of the University Post-Doc Research Fund.

CFA – 2021 CEFRES 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: 31 March 2021 (5 pm)
Duration: 1 September 2021 – 31 August 2022

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 CFA – 2021 CEFRES Platform PhD Fellowships

CFA – TANDEM Program, CNRS / AV ČR 2022-2024

This year, the French Research Center in Humanities and Social Sciences in Prague (CEFRES, USR CNRS 3138), CNRS, and the Czech Academy of Sciences (AV ČR) are launching the third call for applications for the “TANDEM” incubator program. “TANDEM” is a program of the CEFRES Platform and endeavors to excellency in social sciences and humanities.

The aim of the TANDEM program is to associate two researchers, one from the AV ČR, one from the CNRS (French National Research Center), around a joint research project leading to the submission of an ERC project (Synergy grant, but also Starting, Consolidator, or Advanced grant).

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CFA – 2021 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: 31 March 2021
Duration: 1 September 2021 – 31 August 2022

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 Mobility Grants Winners – 2020-2021

The interdisciplinary selection jury of the CEFRES mobility grants auditioned 12 candidates on May 27, 2020. It congratulates all the candidates for the high quality of their file and their hearing.

After deliberating, the jury have decided as follows:

Platform CEFRES Grants
  • Ekaterina Zheltova (Charles University, FSV): Between the Northern Epirus and Chameria: Political, cultural, and linguistic imaginaries in the Albanian-Greek borderlands
Young Fellows Grants
  • Felipe Kaiser Fernandes (EHESS): Le marché au quotidien : les défis d’une ethnographie du « marché »
  • Mert Kocak (CEU): Transnational Governance of Displacement, Sexuality and Gender Identity: UNHCR as the Main Actor in Creating a Legal Basis for Asylum-Seeking for LGBT Refugees in Turkey
Waiting list
  • 1. Nikola Ludlová (CEU): Roma as an Object of Science and State Polices. Knowledge and Citizens in the Making in Post-war Czechoslovakia, 1945–1989
  • 2. Véronique Gruca (Univ. Paris-Nanterre): Chamanisme, mort et mines en Mongolie post-communiste
The following candidates are proposed to become « associated fellows » to CEFRES for the year 2020-2021:
  • Adrien Beauduin (CEU): Réarticulations de genre, sexualité, race et classe dans la droite radicale
    populiste en Tchéquie et en Pologne
  • Véronique Gruca (Univ. Paris-Nanterre): Chamanisme, mort et mines en Mongolie post-communiste
  • Lukáš Kotyk (Charles University, FSV): Nonhierarchical Model of Project Governance
  • Nikola Ludlová (CEU): Roma as an Object of Science and State Polices. Knowledge and Citizens
    in the Making in Post-war Czechoslovakia, 1945–1989
  • Tereza Sedláčková (Charles University, FSV): Multiple bodies in the context of vaccination as a medical practice