PhD Student at CEFRES

Doctoral supervision and training have always been at the core of CEFRES’s activities. Young researchers at CEFRES can experience collaborative research there. They can benefit from three different mobility programs at CEFRES:

  • the France & Visegrad PhD Fellowships at CEFRES, which each year selects two to three post-doctoral researchers or PhD students from France or the Visegrád countries (to the exclusion of PhD students of the Platform Czech partners). These young researchers from France, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia are hosted at CEFRES for a year;
  • the CEFRES Platform PhD Fellowships, which selects PhD students enrolled at the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic or at the Charles University in Prague;
  • the Slovak PhD Students mobility grants at CEFRES program, which offers nine-months-long stays in Prague to 2nd year and above PhD students enrolled either at the Slovak Academy of Sciences or the Faculty of Arts of Comenius University.

Each CEFRES PhD fellow is supervised by a tutor, to be chosen among the researchers of the Center or from one of CEFRES Platform’s partners, the Charles University and the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic. The tutor, whose task is to guide and advise the PhD student during his stay at CEFRES, is no substitute to the PhD supervisor.

CEFRES PhD fellows must commit to the Center’s activities and of its partners’. Their research project is engaged with CEFRES’s scientific policy, that is, fit into one of CEFRES’s three priority research areas.

PhD fellows are required to present their work during the year they spend at CEFRES in the frame of the PhD seminars and workshops organized by the Center and its partners. We encourage our PhD fellows to organize scientific events on their own initiative and to take part in full to our scientific life.


French Research Center in Humanities and Social Sciences – Prague