CEU Summer University (SUN)
Budapest, July 1 – July 31, 2024
If you are interested in applying to any of our courses as a participant, please visit our course listing here.
Those who wish to propose a course with a team of faculty for 2024 should follow the guidelines below. (The application process for 2023 is closed.)
Call for Course Proposals
The Summer University (SUN) of CEU is the extension of the university’s mission of promoting research, teaching, and social engagement by hosting high-level, research-oriented, interdisciplinary, and innovative academic courses in the social sciences and the humanities as well as workshops on policy issues and professional development. The short, intensive courses, developed and taught collaboratively by teams of distinguished international scholars (including faculty of CEU and OSUN partner institutions), experts and practitioners, are aimed at global audiences including advanced undergraduates, graduate students, junior or post-doctoral researchers, junior faculty, and professionals. The teaching teams' joint expertise is shared with participants in a comparative framework during the summer courses.
SUN courses cater to the various needs of academic and professional development in the social sciences and humanities across a wide spectrum of disciplines. These include anthropology, cognitive science, comparative religion, cultural heritage, environmental sciences, gender studies, history, environmental sciences and policy, international relations, cultural, legal, media and medieval studies, mediation, philosophy, political science, public policy, sociology, etc. The program encourages topics in newly emerging fields.
The program offers the following type of courses:
(1) research-focused/intensive collaborations co-led by CEU and OSUN partner faculty, with the involvement of further invited faculty and experts. Courses are collaboratively developed and delivered in partnerships among academics and professionals from institutions in the Global South and the Global North;
(2) policy, professional, and community-oriented programs/courses;
(3) skills-oriented training courses; and
(4) courses that contribute to ongoing OSUN educational and curricular initiatives (such as certificate programs and network collaborative courses) that advance curriculum planning, enhancement, and pedagogical experimentation within these programs.
Since 2020, the CEU Summer University program has been integral to the Open Society University Network (OSUN) and aims to serve the themes- and skills-building needs of OSUN faculty, staff, and students benefitting from the generous support of the Open Society Foundations to developing the courses and enabling the diverse cohorts of participants through a scholarship scheme available to the participants from low-resource contexts.
We also encourage course teams to create new partnerships between CEU and their academic and professional institutions, networks, foundations, and interested sponsors supporting their fields.
How to submit a SUN course proposal?
Downloadable required attachments
For detailed instructions please read the Guidelines.
Letter of intent
Sample budget (USD): 1-week course and 2-week course