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The Fellowship Program for Doctoral candidates and PhD-holding academics
18 October 2019

The Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies, at the University of Tartu, re-opened a call for applications for doctoral candidates and PhD-holding academics in Social Sciences (preferably in International Relations or Political Science) for a five-month funded residential fellowship programme, starting from February 3, 2020 until July 2, 2020. The call is addressed to citizens of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.

The purpose of the fellowship program is to enable scholars and PhD students to develop analytic and research skills: during the fellowship, selected candidates will work on their individual research projects under the supervision of a senior academic as well as have the opportunity to improve their research methodology and writing by making use of resources, supervision and training provided by the host institution.  

The fellows are supported by a grant from the OSF Eurasia programme (administered by the University of Tartu) and covers travel, visa, accommodation, health insurance and living costs during the fellowship period.  

All interested and eligible candidates should submit their application package electronically to  by 23:59 Estonian time (GMT/UTC+02:00) on November 14, 2019.

Detailed description of the fellowship programme, application package and eligibility criteria can be found at the Johan Skytte Institute’s website -  (please refer to the CfA - for a detailed description of the necessary documents; and download an appropriate application form either for doctoral or postdoctoral programme). 

All questions related to the applications should be addressed to