PhD Candidate Vujo Ilic visited Yale with CEU DRSG grant
Presentations at a handful of top American universities, a “Best Doctoral Student Paper Award”, and useful feedback from world-class Yale professors like Stathis Kalyvas – these are some of the results CEU PhD student Vujo Ilic achieved during his research fellowship at Yale University. Vujo, a doctoral candidate of CEU’s PhD Program in Political Science, visited New Haven in 2016 with Yale’s Program on Order, Conflict, and Violence Residential Research Fellowship, with the partial support of the CEU Doctoral Research Support Grant (DRSG).
CEU PhD candidate Vujo Ilic has spent a semester at Yale University, New Haven, with the partial support of the CEU Doctoral Research Support Grant (DRSG). Under the supervision of renowned Yale professor Stathis Kalyvas, Vujo was able to further progress with his dissertation about the dynamics of 1941-1945 civil war in Yugoslavia, and build international scholarly contacts at a number of top US universities.
As a PhD student at the Comparative Politics track of the PhD Program in Political Science, he applied for the CEU Doctoral Research Support Grant in 2015, which allowed him to travel to Yale University. During his stay in New Haven, he presented at Yale, Harvard University, City University of New York, as well as the International Studies Association and the Association for the Study of Nationalities annual conventions. The Association for the Study of Nationalities selected his paper for the annual Best Doctoral Student Paper Award.
“Presenting at these venues, and getting feedback from Professor Kalyvas and other Yale faculty and fellows was crucial for the further development of my doctoral project” – Vujo says. He added that as a research fellow, he was primarily engaged in academic activities at Yale through weekly workshops organized by different departments and programs. Vujo’s stay at Yale University was partially supported by the CEU Doctoral Research Support Grant, and also by the Yale University Program on Order, Conflict, and Violence Residential Research Fellowship.
The DRSG grant is an integral part of the CEU doctoral programs, designed to enable short research stay abroad, and to help PhD students build international scholarly contacts through a special study abroad program. With the grant doctoral students may apply to recognized universities, institutes or research centers abroad to spend up to three months as "visiting/research scholars”.