The Swedish Institute (SI) Visby Programme 2015/2016

The aim of the Visby Programme is to build an integrated, knowledge-based and research-intense region, centered on the Baltic Sea, but also bridging to the Eastern Partnership countries and the Russian Federation. About 40 scholarships will be offered for the academic year 2015/2016.  The programme provides PhD students and postdoctoral researchers with an opportunity to conduct research at Swedish universities within all fields of study.

PhD students, postdoctoral researchers from Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, Russia, and Ukraine can apply:

  • PhD studies – two different models of applying. The first model consists of PhD students/candidates applying for one long-term visit (either 6, 9 or 12 months) as part of their PhD studies. The second model consists of candidates applying for a scholarship according to the sandwich model (several shorter visits). The scholarship period for candidates on a sandwich set-up is a maximum 12 months over three years, divided into a maximum of two research visits per year.
  • Postdoctoral research – individuals applying for a postdoctoral research long-term visit (6, 9 or 12 months) must be holders of a PhD degree, preferably from 2010 or later.
  • Senior scientists – holders of a PhD degree but who do not fit into the category of postdoctoral researchers, above, invited to Sweden for research (6 months maximum).

The scholarships are intended for PhD students, postdoctoral researchers  belonging to any of the above-mentioned target groups for full-time PhD studies/research in Sweden.

The scholarship is free of tax and amounts to SEK 15 000 per month for PhD students and SEK 18 000 per month for postdoctoral researchers. The scholarship cannot be prolonged or extended.

The application should be submitted online using the Swedish Institute application portal. Application deadline is 24:00 CET on January 15, 2015.

Complete all the mandatory fields and attach all required documents. Only submit the application once and wait until you receive a confirmation e-mail with your reference number. The reference number should be used whenever contacting SI with inquiries in regard to the scholarship application. If you cannot find the confirmation email in your inbox, first make sure to check your spam filter before contacting SI.

For more information, please, visit the official webpage.