OSF Eurasia Program Fellowships at University of Tartu, Estonia, 2017

OSF Eurasia Program Fellowships at University of Tartu, Estonia, 2017

The University of Tartu (Estonia) is pleased to offer doctoral candidates and PhD-holding academics for a five-month fellowship at the Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies in Estonia.

The purpose of the fellowship program is to enable scholars from the above-mentioned countries to develop analytical and research skills and build international networks by participating in a five-month resident fellowship program at the Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies at the University of Tartu.

The Centre for EU-Russia Studies (CEURUS) at the University of Tartu, Estonia, brings together scholars and experts who share an interest in the evolving relationship between the European Union and the Russian Federation.

Course Level: This is a five months fellowships programme from February 1 – June 30, 2017, at the Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies, supported by the Eurasia Program of the Open Society Foundations.

Study Subject: The fellowship program focuses on political and societal transition in Eurasia and Eastern Europe in a comparative perspective.

Specific sub-topics on which the host institution is prepared to provide research supervision include:

  • Democracy, democratization, elections, civic participation;
  • State- and nation-building, governance, political institutions;
  • E-governance, e-society, e-services, e-voting;
  • Ethnic diversity, minority politics and policies;
  • Political memory, memory politics, transitional justice;
  • Identity, values, public opinion;
  • European integration, including the Eastern partnership; other regional integration projects and initiatives; International relations and regional security.

Scholarship Award: The fellows are supported by a grant from the OSF Eurasia program, administered by the University of Tartu. The grant covers travel, visa, accommodation, health insurance and living costs during the fellowship period. Specifically, the PhD candidate will receive a monthly scholarship of 1200 euros, while the Post-Doctoral Fellow will receive a net salary of 1500 euros per month.

The fellows are expected to cover accommodation and living costs from the monthly income specified above. The host institution will provide assistance in arranging suitable accommodation (options include single room in a modern dormitory or hostel or a small guest apartment).

Additionally, expenses for one-time roundtrip travel to Tartu will be covered along with relevant visa and insurance fees. Air tickets will be arranged and covered directly by the University of Tartu. Visa and insurance fees must initially be incurred by the Fellow but will be reimbursed upon the Fellow’s arrival to Tartu.

The program does not provide any support to the fellows’ family members. The fellow is expected to be present in Tartu for the entire duration of the fellowship, with the exception of professional travel (e.g. conference attendance, visits to partner institutions) approved by the host institution.

Scholarship can be taken in Estonia

Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for fellowships:

  • Applicants must be a citizen of one of the Eurasia Program target countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine or Uzbekistan) and be permanently residing in one of these countries;
  • Applicants for the doctoral fellowship must be doctoral students enrolled in a PhD program* in the Social Sciences (broadly defined) at an institution of higher education in one of the program countries (for at least one year at the time of applying);
  • Applicants for the postdoctoral fellowship must be young scholars who have been awarded a PhD (or candidate degree)* in the Social Sciences (broadly defined) during a period of six years preceding the application deadline;
  • Applicants should have a very good command of English (be able to follow lectures and write academic or policy papers in English);
  • Preference will be given to candidates who have not studied or worked in the EU or North America for extended periods of time. *For the purposes of this program, a candidate degree (kandidatskaya) awarded in several Eurasian countries is considered to be an equivalent of a doctoral degree awarded in the Western system. Thus, the definition of a doctoral candidate includes those working towards their candidate degree.

Nationality: Citizens of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan are eligible to apply for these fellowships.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirements: Applicants for the doctoral fellowship must be doctoral students enrolled in a PhD program in the Social Sciences (broadly defined) at an institution of higher education in one of the program countries (for at least one year at the time of applying).

Applicants for the postdoctoral fellowship must be young scholars who have been awarded a PhD (or candidate degree)* in the Social Sciences (broadly defined) during a period of six years preceding the application deadline

English language Requirements: Applicants should have a very good command of English (be able to follow lectures and write academic or policy papers in English).

 

How to Apply: Application documents should be sent electronically to eurasiafellows-at-ut.ee.

All documents should be English. Academic transcripts may be in a language other than English but should be accompanied by a translation provided (and signed) by the applicant.

Applicants for the Doctoral fellowship must submit the following documents:

  • Completed application form;
  • Description of the research project to be undertaken during the fellowship period (max 4 pages), detailing the objectives and relevance of the project, main research questions, theoretical and empirical approaches and data used. Please indicate what the concrete research output will be (academic article, a chapter of a dissertation or a book; policy paper, etc.). Feel free to indicate what kind of assistance and advice you need with this project;
  • CV detailing education, professional experience, and any publications;
  • Official letter from home university proving enrollment in a PhD program, together with an academic transcript (if applicable) detailing coursework completed;
  • a copy of the identification pages of the applicant’s passport.

Applicants for the Post-doctoral fellowship must submit the following documents:

  • Completed application form,;
  • Description of the research project to be undertaken during the fellowship period (max 4 pages), detailing the objectives and relevance of the project, main research questions, theoretical and empirical approaches and data used. Please indicate what the concrete research output will be (academic article, a chapter of a dissertation or a book; policy paper, etc.). Feel free to indicate what kind of assistance and advice you need with this project;
  • CV detailing education, professional experience, and any publications;
  • Copy of PhD (or candidate degree) diploma and academic transcript (if applicable) detailing coursework completed;
  • A copy of the identification pages of the applicant’s passport.

Application form for PhD students
Application form for Post-doctoral fellows

Application Deadline: Fellowship application deadline is 20th November 2016.

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