Civic Education Project
CEP-Citibank PhD Studies Support Program
Civic Education Project-Citibanks PhD Studies Support Program aims to provide material support and facilitate professional development for 15 PhD Students from the Czech and Slovak Republics. The project is designed to provide participants with intensive training through a series of workshops, and by establishing partnerships between them and the CEP Fellows in the country, and in the Central European region. The main goal of the project is to contribute to changes in the methods of teaching and research higher education. As such, the program will provide participants with introductions to methodologies, such as interactive teaching methods, syllabi development, student evaluation, academic writing, class management, conduct of research, focussing research questions and hypothesi, etc. By encouraging junior faculty to use modern teaching and research methods, their students will hopefully move away from mere absorption and reproduction of knowledge, and willlearn to use analytical skills - a necessary underpinning of a democratic society. Additionally, the program provides a framework for sharing ideas related to teaching and research, given the reality in the Czech and Slovak universities that offers little opportunity for academics to interact with each other and no real forum for presenting ideas about teaching, research and curriculum development.
Who should apply?
Nationals of the Czech and Slovak Republics are encouraged to apply if they:
CEP Support for PhD Students
PhD Students receive the following benefits from CEP:
CEP provides a number of on-line services, to Fellows and PhD Supported students, which facilitate outreach projects and communication with colleagues in the networks.
All PhD Students have a one-year contract which is renewable (subject to a standard performance review) for a second year. Ideally then, the PhD Studies Support Program will run in a PhD students second and third year of his/her internal PhD studies.