The Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies at the The University of Tartu announces a call for applications of Funded Fellowships. The fellowship is for doctoral candidates and PhD-holding academics in the Social Sciences for a five-month fellowship. Additionally, The purpose of the fellowship programme is to enable scholars from the target countries to develop analytical and research skills. It also targets to develop build international networks by participating in a five-month resident fellowship programme. Further, The fellowship programme focuses on political and societal transition in Eurasia and Eastern Europe in a comparative perspective. Post-communist transformation processes in the region have produced a variety of political outcomes.
Moreover, The fellowship programme is premised on the idea that there are valuable lessons to be learned from a comparative analysis of political and societal transition in Eurasia and Eastern Europe. Also,The analysis has the potential to lead to better policies and positive change. Also,The university invite doctoral candidates and young scholars to propose research projects relevant to this general theme. Finally, Specific sub-topics on which the host institution is prepared to provide research supervision include:
- Democracy, democratization, elections;
- State- and nation-building, governance, political institutions;
- E-governance, e-society, e-services, e-voting;
- Ethnic diversity, minority politics and policies;
- and many more.
- The project will support two fellows (one PhD candidate and one Post-doctoral Fellow) for a five-month period.
- Fellows will be resident scholars at the Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies at the University of Tartu.
- They will work on their individual research projects under the supervision of a senior academic.
- Have the opportunity to improve their analytical skills, research methodology and writing
- Adding on, Upon each fellow’s acceptance, relevant interests and training needs will be assessed
- Fellows will have access to training opportunities and research infrastructures such as libraries, databases and computing facilities.
- In addition, the grant covers travel, visa, accommodation, health insurance and living costs during the fellowship period. Specifically, the PhD candidate will receive a monthly scholarship of 1200 euros, while the Post-Doctoral Fellow will receive a net salary of 1500 euros per month.
- Applicants must be a citizen of one of the Eurasia Programme target countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine or Uzbekistan) and be permanently residing in one of these countries;
- Applicants should have a very good command of English (be able to follow lectures and write academic or policy papers in English);
- Completed application form in the page;
- Also, over letter, explaining the candidate’s motivation for applying
- Additionally, CV detailing education, professional experience, and any publications;
- Other detail in the official website.