Call For Applications

The Environmental Sciences and Policy Doctoral Program is now accepting applications for 2017. Financial assistance is available including tuition waivers and full CEU fellowships that cover all tuition fees and include a generous living allowance for up to three years. Please read our Doctoral Program Handbook AY 2016/17 for detailed programmatic information.

We welcome all applications that fit within the department's research profile. We are particularly interested in applications in the following areas:

  • Environmental policy, governance, and history (History of environmental processes and policies, Current state of the environment in countries of Central and Eastern Europe)
  • Environmental sociology and anthropology, political ecology, and environmental justice (Environmental justice and conflicts; Global environmental movements)
  • Global and regional environmental processes and assessment tools (Sustainable development goals; Adaptation to extreme climate scenarios; ICTs and the Environment, including environmental modeling and Geographic Information Systems; Integrated watershed and water resources management
  • Natural resources management and conservation and sustainable agriculture (human-wildlife conflict and its mitigation; protected area management; farmer seed systems and agrobiodiversity; alternative agricultural paradigms)
  • Sustainable energy systems and climate change (Mitigating Climate Change; pathways to improving energy efficiency; political economy of energy security and energy transitions; energy markets and regulation; energy issues in Central and Eastern Europe.)
  • Sustainable communities (integration of nature based solutions into the urban fabric; sustainability transitions and transformation in the urban context; community indicator systems)

Please see the faculty research priorities here.

Should you be interested in the Network Science field, please indicate that in your research proposal. The detailed program description for the PhD Certificate Program in Network Science can be read at the embedded link. The Call for Applications is attached further down on this page.
Please note that in addition to the standard CEU admissions requirements, the department requires applicants to submit:

1) a statement of purpose (maximum 500 words) describing their intellectual history and motivation for applying, explaining how these relate to future career goals and plans and the name of the potential supervisor; and

2) a detailed research proposal (maximum 2,000 words). This is an important part of the selection process, since we use it to form a judgment both about the applicant's ability to conduct PhD-level research and about his/her fit with the department's research profile.

Applicants may also include a copy of a published journal article, book chapter or other publication.

Application Deadline:

February 1, 2017 (23:59 CET*):

Application deadline for PhD and SJD applications; deadline for Master’s applicants applying for CEU Financial Aid. All applications must be complete with relevant standard test scores (TOEFL, IELTS, GRE, etc.).

**Central European Time