Visby Programme Scholarships for PhD studies and postdoctoral research
Apply if you match one of the following categories
The scholarship provides PhD students, postdoctoral and senior researchers with an opportunity to conduct research at Swedish universities. Researchers within all academic disciplines may apply. To qualify you need to belong to one of the following categories:
- PhD student – PhD students/candidates applying for one long-term visit of 6, 9 or 12 months.
- Postdoctoral researcher – Postdoctoral researchers applying for one long-term visit of 6, 9 or 12 months. Holders of a PhD degree, preferably from 2014 or later.
- Senior researcher – Holders of a PhD degree who do not fit into the category of postdoctoral researchers, above, applying for one long-term visit of 6 months maximum.
- Sandwich model – PhD students, postdoctoral and senior researchers applying 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 above (minimum 6 months). Each visit must be minimum 1 month. The scholarship visit(s) must be carried out by the end of 2021.
You cannot be granted a scholarship if you:
- have already lived in Sweden for two or more years when the scholarship period begins
- already have a permanent Swedish residence permit
- have a Swedish work permit and are currently employed in Sweden
- apply for a scholarship at the PhD level but are not enrolled in ongoing PhD studies outside of Sweden
- apply for a scholarship at postdoctoral level, but do not hold a PhD degree
- have already been awarded three or more scholarships/grants from SI.
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Applications are evaluated by the Swedish Institute (SI) and an independent academic board. The primary evaluation takes into account the applicant’s academic background, personal motivation and deemed ability to contribute to the overall aims of the Visby Programme, including potential to contribute to the development of his/her country or region. The academic evaluation specifically looks at the strength of the research proposal with regards to its scientific quality, originality, methodological approach and relevance.
In the final selection of candidates SI will take into consideration the distribution of scholarships between academic fields, universities, purpose of study, nationality and gender.
The Swedish Institute (SI) Visby Programme is a scholarship programme for student, research and expert mobility in both directions between Sweden and Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine.
The Visby Programme aims at building capacity in young 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 young, 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.
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