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Visby Programme Scholarships for PhD studies and postdoctoral research

Are you a PhD student, postdoc or senior researcher from one of the countries included in the EU Eastern Partnership or Russia, and interested in a research visit to Sweden? Apply for a scholarship for up to 12 months!

Open for applications until December 12th

Overview

  • Application period: 15 October to 12 December 2018, for the academic year 2019/2020.
  • About 45 scholarships will be offered.

The Visby Programme aims at building capacity in professionals who have the ambition to play an active role in society and to contribute to a positive development in their home countries and region.

The programme focuses on the individual mobility of academic talents to promote professional collaboration and lasting relations between Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia, Sweden and Ukraine. The goal is to build an integrated, knowledge-based and research-intense region where environmental and social sustainability, innovation and responsibility in management are key factors in achieving sustainable economic growth and regional development.

Read more about the Visby Programme and the different scholarship offers here.

What’s included

Criteria

Country of citizenship

In order to apply, you must be a citizen of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia or Ukraine.

PhD students

Applicants on PhD level must be enrolled in PhD studies outside of Sweden. PhD students can apply for one long-term visit of 6, 9 or 12 months.

Postdoctoral researchers

Applicants on postdoctoral level must be holders of a PhD degree, preferably from 2014 or later. Postdocs can apply for one long-term visit of 6, 9 or 12 months.

Senior researchers

Applicants on senior research level must be holders of a PhD degree, preferably from 2015 or earlier. Senior researchers can apply for one long-term visit of 6 months maximum.

Sandwich model

PhD students, postdoctoral and senior researchers can apply for a scholarship over several shorter visits. Maximum three research visits per year, over three years. You may apply for the total number of months as specified for each category (minimum 6 months). Each visit must be minimum 1 month. The scholarship visit(s) must be carried out by the end of 2021.

Exceptions

There are some exceptions that might make you ineligible for the scholarship.

Please find out more here.

Available scholarship periods

Application period/ Can you apply? PhD students Postdoctoral researchers Senior researchers
1 September 2019–29 February 2020 (6 months) yes yes yes
1 January 2020–30 June 2020 (6 months) yes yes yes
1 September 2019–31 May 2020 (9 months) yes yes no
1 January 2020–30 September 2020 (9 months) yes yes no
1 September 2019–31 August 2020 (12 months) yes yes no
1 January 2020–31 December 2020 (12 months) yes yes no

How to apply

Get a letter of invitation
DATE:1 SEP 2018 – 12 DEC 2018
Prepare your application
DATE:1 SEP 2018 – 12 DEC 2018
Submit your application online
DATE:15 OCT 2018 – 12 DEC 2018
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