Outgoing fellowships give a possibility to go abroad from Estonia for shorter or longer study and research visits.
PhD studies abroad (website in Estonian) Application is open to all citizens of EU and to permanent residence of Estonia. Applicants must have been accepted for enrolling PhD studies in a foreign university. Applicants must be able to speak Estonian at conversation level. For more information please contact: Tuuli.Soodla-Tikkerbar@archimedes.ee.
Kristjan Jaak Scholarships (website in Estonian) Scholarships are available to Masters’ students and PhD students of Estonian universities for long-term and mid-term study and research trips (1 year or 1-5 months). Scholarships are available to all students of Estonian universities. For more information please contact: Kristiina.Vaik@archimedes.ee.
Short-term Kristjan Jaak Scholarships (website in Estonian) Scholarships for short-term study and research trips (3-21 days) are available to Masters’ students and PhD students of Estonian universities and young researchers (up to the age of 35). Scholarships are available to all students of Estonian universities. For more information please contact: Tuuli.Soodla-Tikkerbar@archimedes.ee.
DoRa PhD students term abroad (website in Estonian) Scholarships are available to PhD students of Estonian universities for studies and research abroad (1-5 months). Scholarships are available to all students of Estonian universities, no restrictions made. Submission of applications through electronic application system. For more information please contact: Carmen.Raudsepp@archimedes.ee.
DoRa participation of young researchers in international knowledge circulation (website in Estonian) Scholarships for short-term study and research trips (3-21 days) are available to Masters’ students and PhD students of Estonian universities and young researchers (up to the age of 35). For more information please contact the DoRa coordinator in your institution (website in Estonian).
In the frame of MOBILITAS programme coordinated by Estonian Research Council, post-doctoral researchers from Estonia are eligible to apply for a grant to go to a R&D institution of a foreign state. According to the rules of programme, just a limited number of grants can be awarded to researchers who wish to conduct their postdoctoral studies outside Estonia: the number of researchers going to a foreign state cannot exceed 20% out of all grants awarded from the programme. The duration of the postdoctoral grant should be 2 or 3 years.
Fulbright Scholar Program for Estonian Citizen offers research grants in all fields, except for medical studies. These are grants for Estonians to conduct research at universities or special libraries/collections in the United States. Candidates may be university teachers or researchers, or professionals whose expertise would be enhanced by further study or research in their field.
Sciex Exchange Programme is the promotion tool for research teams from all disciplines, consisting of team-members from the EU10 and Switzerland. Sciex Fellows from the EU10 (including BGR, CZE, EST, HUN, LTU, LVA, POL, ROU, SVK, SVN) pursue their research in cooperation with Swiss researchers in Swiss research institutions. Sciex is part of the Swiss Contribution to the New Member States of the EU.
BAFF Research Scholar Programme is meant to foster the exchange of ideas between the Baltic States and the U.S. and to stimulate international collaboration and research efforts. The program offers fellowships for professors and academic researchers to conduct independent or collaborative research projects in the U.S. for up to one year.
National Geographic Society distributes different types of grants for PhD holder in anthropology, geology, geography, astronomy, archeology, biology, oceanology, paleontology, and culture (in case of some programmes PhD degree is not even necessarily required, however experience in the fields is strongly recommended). The GEF—Northern Europe Research grants are awarded based on potential for new advances in field sciences; GEF—Northern Europe Exploration grants support exploration and adventure around the world and are approved by media experts looking for engaging stories and topics suitable for National Geographic media; and finally, GEF—Northern Europe Conservation grants support both efforts in the field and public-education campaigns that inform individuals about global issues.
JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for Foreign Researchers provides opportunities to young post-doctoral researchers from other countries to conduct cooperative research in Japan for the period of 12 to 24 months. Researchers from all fields of humanities, social sciences and natural sciences are eligible to apply for JSPS fellowships. Applications for this programme to be submitted by a host researcher in Japan who wishes to host a foreign postdoctoral fellow; JSPS also accepts applications through foreign nominating authorities. Nominating authority of the JSPS programme in Estonia is Estonian Research Council. For further information please contact a contact person Rainer Randmeri at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst) distributes academic scholarships for studying and/or conducting a research in Germany. The German Academic Exchange Service supports the following actions: research grants for doctoral candidates and young academics and scientists (up to 10 months); research stays for university academics and scientists (up to 3 months); study visits/seminars and internships in Germany; etc. In Estonia the programme is coordinated by Archimedes Foundation. For any information, please contact Julia Duh, a contact parson of the programme in Estonia, at Julia.Duh@archimedes.ee.