Deadline: 19 March 2012
Open to: Young academics under 35 years old from Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, FYROM, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.
Scholarship: varies according to the chosen university
Universities of the Coimbra Group offer short-term visits to young researchers from higher education institutions from Eastern neighbouring countries. The main aim of this scholarship programme is to enable scholars to undertake researches, in which they are engaged in their home institution and to help them to establish academic and research contacts.
The eligible countries for the 2012 edition are the following: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, FYROM, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.
An applicant must be a current staff member of a university located in one of the countries mentioned above.
Successful applicant will receive a monthly grant, which varies, depending on the chosen host university.
Applicants must provide the name and contact details of an academic supervisor in the receiving Coimbra Group University who will supervise their work during their stay abroad. If you do not have any contacts, we suggest you visit the website of your chosen institution or get in touch with the contact person whose email address is indicated in the brochure. The Coimbra Group Office is not in the position to provide assistance in this.All applicants must provide an invitiation letter (to be submitted together with your application) written by the head of the academic or administrative unit of the host university where you would like to carry out the proposed working plan. The letter should state that the corresponding unit is willing to work with you in case you obtain a Coimbra Group Scholarship.
Applicants can select one institution only. Multiple applications from the same candidate will be rejected.
Please fill in your application form only when you have all the data available (i.e. name of and letter of acceptance by supervisor at Coimbra Group University, etc.). Incomplete applications will be rejected, no exceptions will be made.
The dates of your stay should be agreed upon between the applicant and the academic supervisor at the Coimbra Group University. Typically this will be during the academic year 2012/2013.
Given the high number of applications the Coimbra Group Office will not be able to answer individual requests. Please make sure you read the application brochure carefully.
The Eligibility Brochure and the Application Form can be found here.
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