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Aleksanteri Institute Visiting Scholars Programme

The Aleksanteri Institute Finnish Centre for Russian and Eastern European Studies functions as a national centre of research, study and expertise pertaining to Russia and Eastern Europe, particularly in the social sciences and humanities.

The programme provides an opportunity for highly qualified scholars to conduct research and interact with other researchers at the Aleksanteri Institute and with the wider academic community at the University of Helsinki and in Finland.


  • The visiting fellowship is open to scholars who hold a PhD degree, in a field relevant to the Aleksanteri Institute’s research agenda and whose place of residence is outside of Finland.
  • Applicants at different stages of their academic career, from junior researchers to established scholars, are welcome to apply.
  • Visiting fellows are expected to work on themes related to the Aleksanteri Institute’s research agenda and are encouraged to participate actively in the academic life of the Aleksanteri Institute.

Monetary Support: The fellowship carries a monthly grant of €3,000 to cover all expenses related to the stay in Helsinki (e.g. accommodation, travel, insurance, visas).

Duration: 1 – 3 months

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