Social Mind Area-Scholarships for Interdisciplinary Doctoral Studies at Central European University (CEU) 2016/2017

Call for Applications:

CEU is now accepting applications for two specialized interdisciplinary PhD fellowships in the area of the “Social Mind”, one of the four university-wide intellectual themes identified as its new focal directions.[READMORE] Applications are invited from candidates who demonstrate a strong interest and motivation to pursue their doctoral research in the field of cultural transmission focusing on projects that fall within one of two predefined areas of inter-disciplinary research: memory or pedagogy.

The successful applicants will work under the joint supervision of faculty members from the Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology and the Department of Cognitive Science at CEU, and receive cross-disciplinary training in the standard research methodologies, core conceptual approaches and relevant analytical models of these disciplines. As part of this integrated training program, fellows will develop field-based projects in a collaborative frame. They will acquire expertise in mixed-methods research, analytical skills and research experience that are necessary for pursuing collaborative interdisciplinary research in this field.


Accredited both in the United States and Hungary, CEU offers world-class graduate degree programs in the social sciences and humanities, business and economics, environmental sciences and policy, law, network science, cognitive science and mathematics. CEU is committed to attracting talented students from around the world and provides a variety of scholarships and research grants for which applicants from any country are eligible to apply.

Who can apply

Candidates should have a master’s degree in anthropology, psychology or a related discipline. One student will be based in Sociology and Social Anthropology, the other in Cognitive Science and they will obtain their degrees in the respective disciplines. CEU Doctoral Scholarships, including a full tuition waiver and a generous stipend for housing and living expenses, are available.

How to apply

The deadline to submit your completed online application is February 21, 2016. When applying, please indicate your interest in the Social Mind Area-Scholarship (SMASH) in the title of your research proposal.

For more information visit our website or contact Dr. Vlad Naumescu (Sociology and Social Anthropology) at or Prof. György Gergely (Cognitive Science) at

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