Aleksanteri Institute Visiting Fellowship Programme 2018-2019 in Helsinki, Finland

Aleksanteri Institute Visiting Fellowship Programme 2018-2019 in Helsinki, Finland

Deadline: February 13, 2018

Call for Applications is ongoing for the Aleksanteri Institute Visiting Fellowships for the academic year 2018-2019. The programme provides an opportunity for highly qualified scholars in Russian and Eastern European studies to visit the Aleksanteri Institute and the University of Helsinki for a period of one to three months.

During the fellowship, Visiting Fellows work on their research projects and can benefit from interaction with scholars at the Aleksanteri Institute and elsewhere in Finland. Each Visiting Fellow has two academic hosts who are working on a related theme and who help them to settle in and establish contacts with the research community in Finland.


  • Visits are supported with a monthly grant of € 3300 (in the academic year 2018–2019) to cover all expenses related to the stay in Helsinki (e.g. accommodation, travel, insurance, visa).


  • Open to scholars who carry out research in a field relevant to the Aleksanteri Institute’s multidisciplinary research profile on Russia and Eastern Europe, and whose place of residence is outside Finland;
  • Applicants can be at any career stage but must hold a PhD degree. The degree must be granted by February 13, 2018.


  • Complete an electronic application form until Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 23:59 Finnish time (UTC +2:00);
  • Upload the following material to the electronic application form as a single PDF file:
  • A letter of introduction that (a) states the purpose of the research stay, (b) describes how the fellowship would benefit the research of the applicant, and (c) describes how the applicant would contribute to the Aleksanteri Institute’s research agenda.
  • A research plan of no more than 2500 words that consists of the following sections:
    • 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).
    • Bibliography
  • The applicant’s CV – a maximum of four pages
  • A list of relevant publications by the applicant

For more information, visit Aleksanteri Institute Visiting Fellowship.