Country Programs
Czech Republic and Slovakia


The Civic Education Project (CEP), founded in 1991, is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to assisting democratic reform by supporting higher education in Central and Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union and Mongolia. CEP aims to contribute to the development of future generations of social science academics in Central and Eastern Europe and Eurasia and to help build inclusive academic networks locally, regionally and globally. It pursues these goals through the targeted support of promising young scholars and through the acquisition, development and exchange of knowledge, resources, and methods focused on student-centered learning and academic excellence. The CEP-Citibank PhD Studies Support Program aims to stimulate the interest of university students in academic career and motivate prospective PhD students to participate actively in ongoing qualitative changes in university education.


Who Qualifies?

  • CEP supports Ph.D. students in the following disciplines:
American Studies European Studies Media Studies Social Work
Economics Gender Studies Political Science/IR Sociology
Education History Psychology Other
Enviromental Policy Law Public Admin./Public Policy  

In addition, applicants must be:

  • Nationals of the Czech or Slovak Republics
  • Enrolled in the first year of an internal PhD program
  • Involved in the teaching process at university in the above mentioned disciplines
  • Actively involved in academic or non-academic outreach activities (organizing student conferences and workshops, applying innovative methods of teaching etc.)
  • Have no regular sources of income outside academia
  • Have a serious commitment to teach and conduct research as a permanent university-based scholar in their home country following their association with CEP; and,
  • Able to speak and write fluently in English.

 What are the benefits?

  • Inclusion in CEP‘s regional and international network Fellows
  • Funds for teaching materials and academic programs
  • Participation in CEP-sponsored teaching and research methodology workshops
  • In-country financial support for ten months; and,
  • Contract renewable for a second year, based on evaluation.

Applications are now being accepted for 2002-2003 program year
Application should be submitted by 24 May 2002

_______For more information and an application form contact_________

 Czech/Slovak Office:
Civic Education Project
Hviezdoslavovo nám. 17
811 02 Bratislava
tel/fax: 421-7-544 33249 (Bratislava), tel/fax: 420-2-5156 2568 (Praha), email:,

More Information

PhD Studies Support Program Application Form