Academic competitions

The Institute of Balkan Studies & Centre of Thracology "Prof. Alexander Fool" (BAS) announces an academic competition for full-time and part-time PhD students for the academic 2022/2023 in the following professional fields and scientific specialties:

2.1. Philology
Philology (Balkan literatures and cultures) - 1 (one) place, full-time PhD student

2.2. History and Archaeology
Ancient History - 1 (one) place, full-time PhD student
Medieval History - 1 (one) place, full-time PhD student
Early Modern and Modern History - 1 (one) place, full-time PhD student and 1 (one) place, part-time PhD student
Documentation, Archivistics, Paleography (including Historiography and Scientific Sources) - 1 (one) place, full-time PhD student

From 15.08.2022 to 14.10.2022 the candidates shall submit the documents required at the IBSCT-BAS: Sofia, Moskovska Street No. 45.

For more information: IBSCT-BAS, Moskovska Street No. 45, phone number: 02/ 980 62 97, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or BAS-Administration, 15th November Street No. 1, office 310, phone number: 02/ 979 52 60.

Full text of the announcement and application documents required

Application form to the Director of the IBSCT-BAS for participation in the academic competition

The announcement is promulgated in the State Gazette No. 60/ 29.07.2022.

On July 21, 2022, the Management Board of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences gave a start to the Programme "YOUNG SCIENTISTS AND POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCHERS-2" (YSPDR-2), funded by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Rupublic of Bulgaria.

The specific goal of this programme is to attract, keep and develop highly qualified young scientists and post-doctoral researchers. This will lead to a sustainable re-creation of the scientific capacity at national level, to ensure the re-integration and realization of young and promising scientists, and to assure a favorable environment for the exchange of scientific ideas. Explicit priority is given to the funding of post-doctoral researchers who are not employed by the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.

Deadline for submitting applications at the Institute of Balkan Studies & Centre of Thracology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (IBSCT-BAS): September 30, 2022.

Applications for both modules are submitted in paper and electronic form at the IBSCT-BAS.

Applications for post-doctoral fellowships shall be submitted in Bulgarian and English.

Applications from candidates who are abroad and willing to participate in the Program in the "Postdoctoral Researchers" module, shall be sent to the following email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. In this case, candidates have to contact first the IBSCT-BAS, where the project will be implemented.

Application Requirements (in Bulgarian)

Scorecard (in Bulgarian)

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