The Aleksanteri Institute Visiting Scholars Programme

The Aleksanteri Institute Visiting Scholars Programme

The Aleksanteri Institute Visiting Scholars Programme provides an opportunity for highly qualified scholars in Russian and Eastern European studies to visit the Aleksanteri Institute at the University of Helsinki for a period of two to four months. Aleksanteri Visiting Fellows will have the opportunity to conduct research and interact with other researchers at the Aleksanteri Institute and with the wider academic community at the University of Helsinki and in Finland. Visiting Fellows will have access to University of Helsinki research facilities such as the e-library resources, the Integrum databases, and the Slavonic Library.

The call for applications for the academic year 2011–2012 is open until 4 March 2011.

Applications are welcome from scholars at different career stages. Applicants must hold a PhD degree or equivalent. In order to make the research visit mutually rewarding, Aleksanteri Visiting Fellows are expected to work on themes related to Aleksanteri Institute’s research, and to be active members of the Institute’s research community.

While the Aleksanteri Institute is an independent institute of the University of Helsinki, it also has a national function, acting as the Finnish Centre for Russian and Eastern European Studies. Therefore, Visiting Fellows may also accept invitations for short visits to universities other than the University of Helsinki.

Please note that applications received after the deadline will not be evaluated.

In the previous three calls, a total of 386 applications have been received, and 45 Visiting Fellows have been invited to the Aleksanteri Institute.

Useful links to sites giving information on living in Helsinki and in Finland can be found here:  http://www.helsinki.fi/intstaff/  > Living in Finland

Find out more about the University of Helsinki at http://www.helsinki.fi/university

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