21th Winter School - The World Inside and Around Us, 6-11 March 2017, Finland

Publish Date: Jul 22, 2016

Deadline: Oct 19, 2016

Event Dates: from Mar 06, 2017 12:00 to Mar 11, 2017 12:00


The Centre for International Mobility CIMO invites applications from Russian and Ukrainian postgraduate students for participation in the 21th Winter School organized during 6 - 11 March 2017 at Tvärminne zoological station of the University of Helsinki.

The goal of the Winter School is to enhance the mobility of young researchers and postgraduate students between Finland and the participating countries and to increase the cooperation between the universities. Before applying for participation in the 21th Winter School, the applicants are expected to contact at least one scientist/research group leader at Finnish universities to discuss a possible project with them. Expression of interest by the Finnish host will be considered an advantage during the selection process.

Those Winter School participants who will be invited to Finland after the Winter School by Finnish research teams will have an option for a scholarship from the CIMO Fellowship programme. The Winter School provides an opportunity for the invited participants to come to work or study in Finland for 3 to 12 months. In 2016, the monthly amount of scholarship was 1500 euros. The scholarship period should begin approx. within two years after the Winter School.

The 21th CIMO Winter School is multidisciplinary - not for a particular, narrow field of science, but rather for a scientific topic. This time, the school focuses on well-being and pollution of marine environment, computational linguistics vs. brain computations and new biomaterials and biofabrication.

Applications from related fields, such as environmental sciences, marine biology, mathematics, information technology, linguistics, psychology, neuroscience, chemistry, biophysics, nanoscience, and pharmacy are welcome.

The school tends to stimulate active participation and discussion. The untraditional working method has been specially developed for the Winter School and it aims at enhancing the strength of participants’ own personal expertise, problem-solving capabilities, scientific presentation skills and creative mind.

Tentative themes of the days

  • Language and the brain
  • Information processing in the brain
  • Protection of the see and the air
  • New biomaterials and biofabrication methods
  • More detailed information about the scientific programme as well as teachers will be published in September.

Applications for participation

Written applications for participation are welcome from Russian and Ukrainian postgraduate students.The applicants must be citizens of Russia or Ukraine and not over 35 years of age. Applications are not accepted from those who have participated in one of the previous Winter Schools.

The application form and instructions

You can find the application form in the "Further official information" below.
The deadline for applications is 19 October 2016. The complete paper versions of applications should reach CIMO by that date.

Financial assistance/grants

No participation fee is charged from the participants. Accommodation in student halls of residence and meals at course site are covered by CIMO. CIMO will also award a travel grant covering partial expense of the participants’ travel between their home town and Helsinki.

For more information click "Further official information" below.

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