Funding of Post-doctoral students - Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics at Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski"

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    Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski"
    Natural sciences
    Professions and applied sciences
    Social sciences
    Recognised Researcher (R2) (PhD holders or equivalent who are not yet fully independent)



The Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics, “Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski” is announcing a competition for funding of Post-doctoral students (Recognised Researchers - R2 - PhD holders or equivalent who are not yet fully independent) in the following research fields:

  • Mathematics
  • Computer Sciences
  • Pedagogy of education in mathematics and informatics


The funding scheme is within the National Programme of the Bulgarian Ministry of Education and Science (MES) „ Young scientists and postdoctoral students"

Objective of the programme: the attraction, retention and development of highly qualified young scientists and post-doctoral students will ensure the quality reproduction of the human potential for research work in Bulgaria. The ultimate goal of the programme is to create a new generation of highly qualified specialists, engaging in high-quality, society-driven research and results to support the implementation of the Innovation Strategy of Smart Specialization (ISSS).

More information about the MES program "Young scientists and postdoctoral students" can be found at http://www.mon.bg/bg/100542

What is funded

"Post-doctoral students" programme module

The module aims to stimulate the scientists: assistant, chief assistant and associate professor who answer the requirements of post-doctoral students and reintegration into scientific career of prospective scientists who have acquired the first educational and scientific degree "doctor", working in the country and abroad. This will contribute to the transfer of knowledge to the beneficiary organization, the development of competitive and modern scientific fields and the stimulation of individual innovation potential at a high level as a fundamental step for the development of sustainable innovation environment.

The module funds can be used to fund the living allowances of scientists who answer the requirements for post-doctoral students. Both newly recruited and already appointed at the structural units of the beneficiaries’ post-doctoral students should work in: the priority areas of the NSDSR (2017-2030); the thematic areas of ISSS 2020; the scientific infrastructure of NRSI; in projects funded by the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation; in projects funded by the National Science Fund or national science programmes.

The funding under the National programme cannot be used for identical activities funded by EU funds, other national funding or other donor programmes.


  • "Young scientists and postdoctoral programme duration: three years

  • Employment contracts duration: from 01/04/2019 under a temporary contract until 30/09/2019

Important information:

  • Required qualification of the candidates: the first PhD to be acquired not earlier than 30.09.2014

  • Working relations with Sofia University at the time of applying: the candidates are in no working relationships with Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”

  • Possibility to conclude an employment contract with Sofia University: 8 working hours/day

  • Contract period: from 01/04/2019 to 30/09/2019

  • Number of candidates to be financed: one

  • Basic monthly remuneration: BGN 1,500

Required application documents:

  • Curriculum vitae.

  • Doctoral Degree diploma.

  • A detailed project including a description of the applicant's current scientific work, a research programme and specific approaches/methods for its implementation as well as expected results (up to 5 pages).

  • List of publications and projects in which the applicant participated.

  • List of contributions with papers, posters, presentations in scientific conferences and events.

  • Project for future scientific and career development of the candidate supported by the host scientific supervisor /section/lab Head.

  • Other materials proving the professional qualities of the candidate at his/her discretion

Before applying, a contact with a host institution supervisor should be established.


All of the listed above documents shall be submitted by 25.02.2019 to e-mail: stoyanova@fmi.uni-sofia.bg

Selection stages:

  • Reviewing Candidates' Documents and admitting to the next stage according to the Eligibility Criteria;

  • Evaluation of the Candidates according to the designed evaluation card;

  • Ranking of the Candidates;

  • Notification of the approved Candidates - by 12/03/2019

  • Signing half day or full day employment contracts with the approved Candidates and Sofia University for carrying out the activities under the program – from 01/04/2019 with a temporary contract until 30/09/2019



The responsibility for the funding offers published on this website, including the funding description, lies entirely with the publishing institutions. The application is handled uniquely by the employer, who is also fully responsible for the recruitment and selection processes.