Deadline: applications for grant periods starting from the 1.1.2017
The CIMO Fellowships programme is open to young Doctoral level students and researchers from all countries and from all academic fields who wish to pursue their Doctorate (or Double Doctorate) at any Accredited Finish Host Institutions. Master’s level studies or post-doctoral studies/research are not supported in the programme.
All international students but the emphasis is given to applicants from Russia, China, India, Chile, Brazil and North America.
Duration of scholarship is from 3 to 12 months. The monthly allowance is 1,500 euros. The scholarship is intended to cover living expenses in Finland for a single person. There is no additional allowance for housing and international travel.
The prerequisite for applying is that the visiting researcher must have established contacts with a Finnish host university – please see the section ‘Doctoral Admissions‘ for further information (you’ll find links to the universities’ Doctoral Admissions pages there). Please visit the Finnish universities’ own websites for info on Doctoral level study and research options.
If a Finnish university is willing to host you, then the Finnish university department wishing to host you can apply to CIMO for the grant on your behalf. In other words, only the hosting Finnish university can act as an “applicant” in the CIMO Fellowship programme.
The CIMO Fellowship is a start-up grant rather than a full degree scholarship, so if you for example receive a CIMO Fellowship for 12 months, after that period you should seek other sources of funding for the remaining period of your studies/research
There are no annual application deadlines in the CIMO Fellowship programme. Applications may be considered at all times. However, please note that applications should be submitted at least 5 months before the intended scholarship period.
It is important to read to visit the official website (link found below) to download the application form and for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.