Czech Republic


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 2024-2025 academic year at the Wirth Institute for Austrian and Central European Studies of the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada for a period of eight (8) months, commencing 1 October 2024 through to 31 May 2025. The Fellowship is valued at CAN $ 27,600.00 and will be paid in equal monthly installments at the end of each month, beginning October 2024.

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, as one single file with first name, last name, and country included in the file name (i.e. John_Smith_Czech.PDF). Application should be submitted by e-mail to Professor Alexander Carpenter, Director of the Institute, at:, and copied to Mgr. Helena Čermáková at the Czech Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport, at:

Application deadline EXTENDED: 22 APRIL 2024

Finalists in the competition for this fellowship will be interviewed by the Director of the Wirth Institute for Austrian and Central European Studies in late April 2024. Successful 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 June 2024.