Yehuda Elkana Fellows

The Yehuda Elkana Fellowship Endowment Fund was established to provide support for outstanding young scholars pursuing a doctoral degree with a specialization in higher education policy at CEU. The Fellowship fully sustains the students during their graduate work at CEU, including their research, allowing them to concentrate entirely upon their studies.

The Elkana Center supports the work of the PhD Fellows by organizing academic events, inviting guest speakers, providing additional opportunities for professional networking, and offering help with the academic publication process.


Application requirements are aligned with the Doctoral School of Political Science, Public Policy, and International Relations admissions requirements and deadlines (generally February 1). Please see the DSPS Admissions and thematic scholarships website for details and the current call for applications.

Current Yehuda Elkana Fellows

  • Omar Abozeid Preliminary dissertation topic: Agency-Structure Interplay in the Transition-to-Employment of Occupationally Transversal Higher Education Graduates 
  • Samuel Kiiru Preliminary dissertation topic: Knowledge Production, Transfer and Utilization in Agriculture: A Case Study of Three Public Universities in Kenya
  • Maryna Lakhno Dissertation topic: Universities: Local Agents of Global Changes. The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals as a Policy Framework for Higher Education
  • Nadia Manzoni Preliminary dissertation topic: European University Alliances as policy implementors, policy actors and agenda setters in the EU higher education policy arena
  • Laura Palencikova Preliminary dissertation topic: Cultural sensitivity in institutional responses to academic dishonesty of students in the age of advanced educational technology

Former Yehuda Elkana Fellows