Visby Programme Scholarships 2018 for PhD studies and postdoctoral research

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Application Deadline: 15 December 2017

Available for Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russian Federation, Ukraine

If you are a PhD student, postdoctoral researcher or senior scientist in an EU Eastern Partnership country or in Russia, you can apply for a scholarship for research visits to Sweden.

Apply if you match one of the following criterias

The scholarship provides PhD students and postdoctoral researchers of all ages with an opportunity to conduct research at Swedish universities. PhD students, postdoctoral researchers and senior scientists within all academic disciplines may apply. The stay in Sweden should match one of the  following criterias:

  • PhD studies – PhD students/candidates applying for one long-term visit; 6, 9 or 12 months
  • Postdoctoral research –  postdoctoral research long-term visit, 6, 9 or 12 months. Holders of a PhD degree, preferably from 2013 or later.
  • Senior research – holders of a PhD degree who do not fit into the category of postdoctoral researchers, above, invited to Sweden for research, 6 months maximum.
  • Sandwich model – PhD students, postdocs and senior researchers applying for a scholarship over several shorter visits; maximum three research visits per year, over three years. Each visit must be a minimum of 1 month. The total number equals the months you may apply for stated above, and must be carried out before the end of 2020.

Available scholarship periods

Application period/ You can apply PhD students Postdoctoral researchers Senior researchers
1 September 2018–28 February 2019 (6 months) yes yes yes
1 January 2019–30 June 2019 (6 months) yes yes yes
1 September 2018–31 May 2019 (9 months) yes yes no
1 January 2019–30 September 2019 (9 months) yes yes no
1 September 2018–31 August 2019 (12 months) yes yes no
1 January 2019–31 December 2019 (12 months) yes yes no

Sandwich model –   minimum 6 months. The letter of invitation must state preliminary dates for each of the visits. When you apply in the online application form, please state the dates for the first visit, under the section ’Scholarship duration‘.

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 Swedish permanent 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.


Included in the scholarship

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Visby Programme Scholarships 2018 

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