Czech Doctoral Research Fellowship

The Wirth Institute for Austrian and Central European Studies
invites applications for a
For advanced students in the Czech Republic

The Czech Doctoral Research Fellowship is tenable in the 2018-2019 academic year (1 September 2018 – 31 August 2019) at the Wirth Institute for Austrian and Central European Studies of the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. The Fellowship is valued at CAN $ 27,600.00 and will be paid in equal monthly installments at the end of each month, beginning September 2018.
The successful candidate will hold this fellowship at the Wirth Institute for Austrian and Central European Studies, and is expected to be actively engaged in Ph.D. thesis research. Successful candidates are also expected to participate in the Institute’s cultural, scholarly and academic activities and events, particularly the development of academic relationships with institutions in the Czech Republic. A willingness to engage with the local Czech community and serve as a liaison between that community and the Faculty of Arts is also a requirement.
Young scholars from any discipline in the Humanities, Social Sciences or Fine Arts are invited to apply. Candidates should be Czech citizens and enrolled in a Ph.D. programme at a Czech university at “all-but-dissertation” level. Preference will be given to applicants who have an excellent command of spoken and written English as well as a sound reading knowledge of either German or another central European language (Slovak is not counted as an additional language for Czech applicants). A proven research record (ideally in the form of publications) would also be an asset.

The University of Alberta welcomes diversity and encourages applications from all qualified women and men, including persons with disabilities.
Applicants should submit a short English-language description (maximum 500 words) of their research project, a full curriculum vitae, and the names of two references. Application should be submitted by e-mail to Professor Joseph F. Patrouch, Director of the Institute, at:, and copied to Magdalena Young at the Czech Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport, at:

Application deadline: 16 APRIL 2018

A University of Alberta selection committee will assemble a short list of finalists, who will be interviewed in Prague by the Director of the Wirth Institute for Austrian and Central European Studies in early June 2018. Successfully short-listed candidates will be advised by e-mail beforehand of the specific date, time and place of the interview. Due to the large number of applicants, we regret that unsuccessful candidates may not receive a notification of their status.

Decisions expected to be announced in July 2018.