Visby Programme Scholarships for PhD and postdoctoral research 1333 views

The Visby Programme aims at building capacity in professionals who have the ambition to play an active role in society and to contribute to a positive development in their home countries and region.

Number of scholarships: 45

About the program:

  • The programme focuses on the individual mobility of academic talents to promote professional collaboration and lasting relations between Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia, Sweden and Ukraine.
  • The aim is to build an integrated, knowledge-based and research-intense region where environmental and social sustainability, innovation and responsibility in management are key factors in achieving sustainable economic growth and regional development.

Scholarship value:

  • SEK 18,000 monthly grant for living expenses for PhD students
  • SEK 21,000 monthly grant for living expenses for postdocs and senior researchers
  • Travel grant of SEK 5,000
  • Insurance
  • Membership in the SI Network for Future Global Leaders (NFGL)


  • Applicant must be a citizen of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia or Ukraine
  • PhD students/candidates can apply for one long-term visit of 6, 9 or 12 months; PhD degree holders, preferably from 2014 or later. Postdocs can apply for one long-term visit of 6, 9 or 12 months; Senior researchers, holders of a PhD degree who do not fit into the category of postdoctoral researchers, above, can apply for one long-term visit of 6 months maximum.

Sandwich model

  • PhD students, postdoctoral and senior researchers can apply for a scholarship over several shorter visits. Maximum three research visits per year, over three years. You may apply for the total number of months as specified for each category above (minimum 6 months). Each visit must be minimum 1 month. The scholarship visit(s) must be carried out by the end of 2021.

How to apply

  • Get a letter of invitation
  • Prepare application
  • Submit application online
—————–Quick Overview————-
OrganizationSwedish Institute
Fellowship LevelDoctoral/Postdoctoral
Subject areasAll disciplines
Fellowship amountVaries
EligibilityOpen to Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russian Federation, Ukraine
DeadlineDecember 12th, 2018

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