2015 CIMO fellowship for International Doctoral Students in Finland


2015 CIMO fellowship for International Doctoral Students in Finland , and applications are submitted till 1st September 2014. Applications are invited for CIMO fellowship programme available for students and researchers from all countries and from all academic fields to pursue doctoral studies at a Finnish university. Visiting Doctoral-level students and researchers who are doing their Doctorate degree at some foreign university can also be considered eligible, provided that the motivation letter of the hosting Finnish university department presents exceptionally good grounds for such an application. The grant is from 900 to 1,200 euro/month. The Fellowships period period may vary from 3 to 12 months. Applications must be submitted at least 5 months before the proposed scholarship period. Full details:

School(Institutions/ Country): Finnish university in Finland | Finland

Level: Doctoral Studies

Field(s): all academic fields

Deadline:Applications must be submitted at least 5 months before the proposed scholarship period. Note: Applicants can apply after 1st September 2014.

Funded By: The Centre for International Mobility (CIMO)

Beneficiaries(Target Groups): 2015 CIMO fellowship for International Doctoral Students are targeted for International students (emphasis is given to applicants from Russia, China, India, Chile, Brazil and North America)

Benefits(Value/ Inclusions):

Award No:Not Specified

Scholarship Duration: The Fellowships period may vary from 3 to 12 months. The period may be extended only in exceptional cases. Visits shorter than 3 months will not be funded.

Scholarship covers: The grant is from 900 to 1,200 euro/month. The grant may be less than €1,200 per month, if the scholarship holder is granted other funding. The grant is personal and is intended to cover for the subsistence costs of the scholarship holder in Finland. Additional support for accommodation will not be paid nor will CIMO pay travel or visa / residence permit expenses. Trips abroad to collect research materials cannot be included in the scholarship period.

Description

The Centre for International Mobility CIMO awards 2015 CIMO fellowship for International Doctoral Students for foreign Doctoral level students and young researchers to carry out postgraduate studies and research and teaching in Finnish universities.

Scholarships are mainly targeted at those Doctoral level students who will be doing their whole Doctorate or Double Doctorate at a Finnish university.

Visiting Doctoral level students and researchers who are doing their Doctorate degree at some foreign university can also be considered eligible, provided that the motivation letter of the hosting Finnish university department presents exceptionally good grounds for such an application. (rf. Annex 1. Applicant’s motivation letter).

The  2015 CIMO fellowship for International Doctoral Students holder cannot receive another full scholarship nor salary with a CIMO grant.

Eligibility

‣ The primary target groups in the 2015 CIMO fellowship for International Doctoral Students are such Doctoral level students who will be doing their Doctorate (or Double Doctorate) at a Finnish university.

‣ Visiting Doctoral-level students and researchers who are doing their Doctorate degree at some foreign university can also be considered eligible, provided that the motivation letter of the hosting Finnish university department presents exceptionally good grounds for such an application.

Notification:

‣ Decisions will be made within approximately 3 months after receipt of application.

Scholarship Application Method

‣ Applications should be submitted on the attached CIMO Fellowships application form, which should be filled in electronically, printed and signed.

‣ You can move from field to field using, for example, the tab key. Use your mouse or the space key to select the appropriate option.

‣ Open text fields should be filled in the section appearing in grey.

‣ Please remember to save the form on your computer before filling it in!

‣ The application can be made in Finnish, Swedish or English.


‣ Two copies of the application with required attachments should be submitted to CIMO.

‣ Please mark the envelope with “CIMO Fellowships”.

‣ The following attachments are required:


  • Applicant’s motivation: take no more than one page to present the motivation for the proposed cooperation, its significance to the host institution, the background for the cooperation and a short description of the research environment.
  • You should also explain the commitment of the host institution to the project and its possible financial support to the scholarship holder, especially if your application is for less than €1,200 per month.
  • A preliminary plan for subsequent funding of proposed research will be required in case the application is submitted in order to begin a doctoral dissertation in Finland (or to continue a doctoral dissertation at its early stages).

  • Complete CV of the scholarship candidate, which should include, for example, any previous visits to Finland, qualifications (a Master’s degree is a minimum requirement) and publications.

  • Research plan (2 to 5 pages, including an introduction, objectives, work plan/work methods, expected results and their possible applications.

‣ Scholarship Application Due Date: There are no annual application deadlines in the CIMO Fellowship programme.

‣ Applications may be considered at all times. However, applications must be submitted at least 5 months before the proposed scholarship period. Applications will be open after 1st September 2014.

‣ Application forms and guidelines can be download from the official website

‣ It is important to read the application procedure, and visit the official websites (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship

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