Aleksanteri Institute awards up to 10-12 visiting fellowships to scholars conducting research in a field relevant to the Aleksanteri Institute’s research agenda for 2017/2018 academic year. Applicants at different stages of their academic career, from junior researchers to established scholars, are welcome to apply. Fellowship carries a monthly grant of €3000 to cover all expenses related to the stay in Helsinki (e.g. accommodation, travel, insurance, visas).
Level: Fellowships are available to conduct research at Aleksanteri Institute.
Field(s): Fellowships are awarded for conducting research in a field relevant to the Aleksanteri Institute’s research agenda: Economic Diversification (Energy policy, Changing industrial and rural communities), The Welfare Society (Welfare, gender and agency, Inequalities and Class and social structure), Democracy (the construction of “Europeanness” and the political use of history, Public administration, The media and Welfare, gender and agency), Foreign Policy (Foreign policy and energy issues and Civil protection and crisis management), The Social Constitution of Culture (Rationality and the history of ideas, The sacred and the profane, Identities , Cultural encounters and Cultural centres and peripheries) and The Cold War and its Consequences.
Deadline: 10 February 2017 (for the academic year 2017–2018 is open
from 9 January until 10 February 2017.)
Funded By: Aleksanteri Institute University of HelsinkiBeneficiaries(Target Groups): 2017-2018 Aleksanteri Institute Visiting Fellowships are targeted for International Students
‣ Award No: In 2017-2018, the Aleksanteri Institute expects to invite 10-12 visiting fellows.
‣ Scholarship Duration: Successful applicants will be granted fellowships for research visits between one and three months at the Aleksanteri Institute. The visits should take place between 1 August 2017 and 15 July 2018. The last possible starting date for a visiting fellowship is 1 June 2017.
‣ Scholarship covers: 2017-2018 Aleksanteri Institute Visiting Fellowships carries a monthly grant of €3000 to cover all expenses related to the stay in Helsinki (e.g. accommodation, travel, insurance, visas). Fellowship provides visiting fellows with office space and IT facilities, as well as use of the Institute’s in-house library and other University of Helsinki libraries, including e-libraries and the Slavonic Library.
‣ 2017-2018 Aleksanteri Institute Visiting Fellowships 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 10 February 2017 ).
‣ 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.
To be considered for 2017-2018 Aleksanteri Institute Visiting Fellowships applicants should meet the following requirements :
‣ Is intended for scholars who hold a PhD degree, in a field relevant to the Aleksanteri Institute’s research agenda and whose place of residence is outside of Finland. The PhD degree must be granted by February 10, 2017.
‣ Is intended for a period of one to three months between 1 August, 2017 and 15 July, 2018. The last possible starting date for the fellowship is 1 June, 2017.
‣ Involves a research stay at the Aleksanteri Institute, during which Visiting Fellows are expected to be present at the Aleksanteri Institute and to participate in its academic activities.
‣ Provides an opportunity to conduct research and benefit from interaction with the Russian and Eastern European studies community in Finland.
‣ Grant-holders are expected to contribute to the advancement of Russian and Eastern European studies in general and to the research agenda of the Aleksanteri Institute in particular.
‣ Grant-holders will present their research in the Aleksanteri Institute Visiting Fellows Research Seminar series, and, preferably, also contribute to the Institute’s other seminars and publications.
‣ Grant-holders are required to have excellent command of English.
Selection Criteria for 2017-2018 Aleksanteri Institute Visiting Fellowships
‣ 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.
‣ The selection of the Visiting Fellows will be concluded by April 2017 and the names of the Aleksanteri Visiting Fellows will be published on the Institute’s website. All applicants will be personally notified of the result. The applications are evaluated by three experts. Feedback on the applications will not be provided.
Scholarship Application Method
‣ Applications should be submitted online. Please note that the following materials should be attached to the electronic form in a single PDF document, named as applicant’s surname_first name.pdf:
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.
A research plan of no more than 2500 words that consists of the following parts:
Background and objectives of the research you are working on at the time of the proposed visit
Research methods and material
Work plan for the proposed visit that specifies which part of the research you intend to carry out during the research visit. This should also include information on the specific type of work you are planning to do (for example, working on an article or a book manuscript, analysing data, collecting material, using library or archival sources).
The applicant’s CV; maximum of four pages
A list of relevant publications by the applicant
‣ Scholarship Applications Date:The call for proposals for the academic year 2017-2018 will be open from 9 January until 10 February 2017.
For the application instructions and more information please see this link.
‣ Please note that applications received after the deadline will not be evaluated.
‣ Find out more about the University of Helsinki at http://www.helsinki.fi/university
Useful links to sites giving information on Helsinki and Finland: http://www.visithelsinki.fi/en and http://finland.fi/
‣ Application forms and guidelines can be download from the official website
‣ It is important to read the application procedure, and visit the official websites (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.
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