Uppsala University, Sweden – visiting scholarship PHD

Deadline: 31 January 2017


scholarship, PhD, Sweden

Uppsala Centre for Russian and Eurasian Studies (UCRS) PhD Student Association announces one visiting scholarship for a PhD student pursuing research relevant to that of the UCRS.

The UCRS is a multi-disciplinary research centre at Uppsala University, Sweden, with an in-depth focus on Russia and the rest of the post-Soviet space. It is designed to meet the highest international standards of scientific excellence and spans across the humanities and the social sciences, as well as law and theology. The UCRS research agenda is divided into three thematic areas: State and Market, Identity Formation and Russia’s Neighboring Countries (http://www.ucrs.uu.se/Research/Research+Themes/).

The primary purpose of the scholarship is to allow the selected doctoral student to get advantage of the multidisciplinary research environment of the UCRS, acquire new scholarly contacts, and work on his/her doctoral project. The research stay must take place during the spring semester of 2017. Exact period will be agreed upon with the successful applicant.

Scholarship value

This visiting scholarship covers all the costs associated with a one-month-long research stay at the UCRS. The scholarship covers travel and accommodation costs as well as a grant of 10.000 SEK (before tax) for living expenses. The successful applicant will also have access to an office desk, computer and office supplies.


We encourage applications from doctoral students who are at least in the second year of their studies and have a clearly identified research topic. The research topic should be within a discipline covered by the UCRS (for a full research profile of the Centre, visit www.ucrs.uu.se). The PhD student must be based at an institution of higher education in Poland or one of the three Baltic States: Estonia, Latvia or Lithuania.

Application process

The following documents should be sent via e-mail to the scholarship administrator, Ausra Padskocimaite ([email protected]), on 31 January 2017, at the latest:

  • Brief cover letter highlighting how your doctoral project fits UCRS research agenda (no more than 1 A4 page)
  • Academic CV including contact information (no more than 2 A4 pages)
  • Brief description of the doctoral project (no more than 1 A4 page)

A successful applicant will be decided upon and contacted in late February. In case of questions, do not hesitate to contact Ausra Padskocimaite on the email provided above.

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