Aleksanteri Institute Visiting Scholars Programme, Finland

Deadline: 24 February 2014
Open to: highly qualified scholars in Russian and Eastern European studies
Fellowship: a monthly grant of €2,700


The Aleksanteri Institute Visiting Scholars Programme provides an opportunity for highly qualified scholars in Russian and Eastern European studies to visit the Aleksanteri Institute and the University of Helsinki and to conduct research and interact with other researchers at the Aleksanteri Institute and with the wider academic community at the University of Helsinki and in Finland. Each Visiting Fellow has a research host working on a related theme and helping to establish contacts with the research community in Finland.


Applications are invited from highly qualified scholars conducting research in a field relevant to the Aleksanteri Institute’s research agenda. Applicants at different stages of their academic career, from junior researchers to established scholars, are welcome to apply. Applicants must hold a PhD degree or equivalent (granted no later than December 2013). In addition to academic excellence, a key factor in the selection process is the potential for a mutually beneficial research visit, both for the visitor and for the research community of the Aleksanteri Institute. Visiting fellows are expected to work on themes related to the Aleksanteri Institute’s research agenda and are encouraged to participate actively in the academic life of the Aleksanteri Institute.


The fellowship is intended for a period of 1–3 months between 1 August 2014 and 30 June 2015. It carries a monthly grant of €2,700 to cover all expenses related to the stay in Helsinki (including accommodation, travel, visas, etc.)


Submissions must be made by 24 February, 2014 (23:59 GMT +2) for the period of 1 August 2014–30 June 2015. ƒThe submission consists of an electronic application form and materials that are to be submitted as attachment to the electronic form.

  1. A letter of introduction that (a) states the purpose of the research stay, (b) describes how the Fellowship would profit the research of the applicant, and (c) describes how the applicant would contribute to the research agenda of the Aleksanteri Institute;
  2. A research plan;
  3. The applicant’s CV; maximum of four pages;
  4. A list of relevant publications by the applicant.

For more information visit the official website HERE.

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