Applied Research Fellowship in Romani Studies

November 6, 2019

Applied research fellowships

Applied Research Fellowship in Romani Studies

Application deadline: 24 November 2019

The Romani Studies Program at Central European University invites applications for the Applied Research Fellowship in Romani Studies. The fellowship aims at supporting innovative and critical research into the impact of a specific policy measure or program seeking to promote the equality of Romani people, fighting antigypsyism, or promoting Romani arts and culture. The fellows may build on earlier research; however, this grant seeks to fund applied research that is not funded by any other organization.

The fellowship begins on the 1st of January 2020 and the full research report is to be submitted by the 1st of July 2020. The fellowship amounts to 7000 Euros. Applications focusing on any of the following topics are particularly welcome:

  • The challenges and limitations of vocational education of Romani students
  • School-to-work and work-to-work transition of Romani youth
  • Analyzing the access to and impact of the Erasmus program on Romani students in tertiary education
  • Assessing the impact of programs seeking to improve Roma’s access to the labor market.

Eligibility criteria

  • MA degree in sociology, social work, policy studies, and any other relevant field
  • Fluent spoken and written English

Selection Criteria

  • Track record in applied policy research
  • Quality of research proposal
  • Researchers of Romani origin are particularly encouraged to apply

Application package

  • CV highlighting experience in applied research
  • 3-5-pages long research proposal
  • Report of an earlier applied research conducted by the candidate


  •  A final research report by 1 July 2020
  • Presentation of results at Central European University
  • Midterm progress report and regular updates

Applicants should submit all documents of the application dossier as a single PDF file by email to with the following subject line: RSP Applied Research Fellowship.

Central European University (CEU) is a graduate research-intensive university specializing in the social sciences, humanities, law, public policy and management. It is located in Budapest and Vienna, and accredited in the United States, Austria and Hungary. CEU’s mission is to promote academic excellence, state-of-the-art research, research-based teaching and learning and civic engagement, in order to contribute to the development of open societies in Central and Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, and other emerging democracies throughout the world.

The Romani Studies Program (RSP) at CEU is an independent academic unit set up in 2017. RSP aims at engaging scholars, policymakers, and activists in interdisciplinary knowledge production and debate on Roma identity and movement; antigypsyism; social justice and policy-making; gender politics; and structural inequality.