The deadline for applying for SI scholarships for PhD studies and postdoctoral research for the academic year 2016/2017 has passed. The results will be announced via email by the end of May 2016.
Next call will be at the end of 2016 for PhD studies and postdoctoral research for the academic year 2017/2018. The eligibility criteria as well as the application procedure and key dates may differ from this year.
The Swedish-Turkish Scholarship Programme aims at supporting advanced level studies and research within the selected fields in order to contribute to closer relations between Turkey and the European Union.
The programme offers a total of 3–5 scholarships for the academic year 2016/2017 for PhD studies and postdoctoral research in Sweden. The exact number of scholarships depends on the quality and length of the applied study/research period of all applications received.
The scholarship application call for the academic year 2016/2017 will be open between 2 November 2015 and 16 January 2016.
Who are we looking for?
The Swedish-Turkish Scholarship Programme is funded by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Sweden and administered by the Swedish Institute (SI). The programme offers a unique opportunity for future leaders to develop professionally and academically, to experience Swedish society and culture, and to build a long-lasting relationship with Sweden and with each other.
The programme aims to forge closer links between Turkey and the EU, and to contribute to strengthened democracy and a greater respect for human rights. Ideal candidates are ambitious young professionals with outstanding academic qualifications and a clear idea of how a research period in Sweden would benefit their country.
Who is eligible?
The scholarships are intended for PhD students and postdoctoral researchers from Turkey conducting part of their studies/research in Sweden within one of the following disciplines:
- Democracy/Human rights/Gender issues
- Economics and management
- European studies
- Social issues
Candidates belonging to any of the following categories may apply:
PhD student, applying for a part of his/her ongoing PhD studies to be carried out in Sweden (12 months maximum).
Postdoctoral researcher, with priority given to holders of a PhD degree from 2011 or later (12 months maximum).
A scholarship cannot be granted to an applicant who:
- has already lived in Sweden for two or more years when the scholarship period is due to begin.
- already has a Swedish permanent residence permit.
- has a Swedish work permit and is not an EU citizen.
- is applying for a scholarship at PhD level but is not enrolled in ongoing PhD studies at your home university.
- is applying for a scholarship at postdoctoral level, but does not hold any PhD degree.
- has already been awarded three or more grants from SI.
- the scholarship is designed to cover living costs for the scholarship holder. There are no grants for family members. No funding for bench fees is provided.
- the granted scholarship period cannot be altered or extended; however, it is possible to apply for subsequent funding through a new call for applications.
- in case of a postponed arrival date, the scholarship period can be decreased accordingly.
- there is no travel grant included in the scholarship offer.
Application procedure and key dates
Please read the instructions on the official website for more information on the application procedure and to access the online application portal.
The scholarship application call for the academic year 2016/2017 will be open from Monday 2 November 2015 to Saturday 16 January 2016, 24:00 CET.
Scholarship offers will be sent to successful candidates by the end of May 2016 at the latest, and candidates are required to respond to the offer within 14 days. Please note that all decisions are sent by email only.
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