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International programmes, scholarships and grants for researchers and post-graduates

This section contains information on international scholarship programmes for research activities, studies, scientific trainings abroad in which citizens of the Republic of Belarus can participate.

DLR-DAAD Research Fellowship Programme (Programme of the German Aerospace Center/German Academic Exchange Service)

Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR) is Germany´s national aerospace center conducting extensive research and development work in aeronautics, space, transportation and energy. This special programme is intended for highly-qualified foreign doctoral and postdoctoral students as well as senior scientists. Doctoral students must have completed their studies or research with a university degree not more than 6 years ago; postdoctoral students must have completed their studies with a doctorate/PhD/Candidate degree not more than 2 years ago. Applicants must have an excellent knowledge of English; knowledge of German is advantageous.

Application deadline: depending on current offers for participation in the programme.

Estophilus scholarship

Interested in learning the language and culture of Estonia final bachelor year students, master students, PhD students and post-doctorate researchers are provided scholarships for 1–5 months. The scholarships are provided to conduct research on the themes related to Estonia or to search material on the theme in one of research institutions in Estonia.

Application deadline: May 2, 2021.

Jean Monnet Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (Italy) offers one-year Jean Monnet Fellowships to scholars who have obtained their doctorate more than 5 years prior. The programme enrollees will work on the selected topic and participate in the research activities of the Centre. The research proposal should fit well with one of the themes: governance and democracy; regulating markets and governing money; 21st century world politics and Europe.

Application deadline: October 25 (annually).

Lise Meitner Program for scientists from abroad (Austria)

The Lise Meitner Programme is designed to enable highly qualified researchers of all disciplines from abroad to work at Austrian research facilities and participate in Austrian research programmes for the benefit of and to stimulate research in Austria. The duration of the programme is from 12 to 24 months. Applications must be submitted together with an Austrian co-applicant.

Application deadline: not restricted.

Marbach Fellowship Programme

The Marbach fellowship programme supports research projects that are based on the collections of the German Literature Archive in Marbach am Neckar. A completed university degree is a prerequisite for receipt of a fellowship; short-term fellowships for Master’s candidates are also offered. Additionally, the Archive issues thematic fellowships in cooperation with third-party donors and patrons. Applicants must point out the direct relevance of the Archive’s unique collection of manuscripts, library, special media collections, or art collections for their research projects. Applications may be submitted in German or English.

Application deadlines: March 31 and September 30 (annually).

National Scholarship Programme of the Slovak Republic

The government scholarship of the Slovak Republic is designed to support mobility of foreign students and university professors, graduate students, researchers and professionals in the arts and provided for the passage of training, teaching, research or artistic training in universities and research organizations in Slovakia.

Application deadlines:

  • October 31 – for the scholarship in the summer semester of the current academic year;
  • April 30 – for the scholarship in the following school year.

Nokia Scholarships

The Nokia Scholarship is intended to encourage efficient, fast-progressing doctoral studies and research. Scholarships are offered to individuals pursuing a doctoral degree in information or telecommunications technology or in clearly related supporting scientific disciplines. The applicant must receive a commitment statement from his/her principal supervisor. It must be submitted to the application database by the supervisor. Scholarship is granted for doctoral studies in a Finnish university.

Application submission dates: from August 2, 2021 to September 26, 2021.

PhD Fellowships of the Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds

The Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds (Germany) awards PhD fellowships of two to three years to outstanding junior scientists worldwide who wish to pursue an ambitious PhD project in basic biomedical research in an internationally leading laboratory. The PhD projects must be experimental, in the field of basic biomedical research, and aimed at elucidating basic biological phenomena of human life.

Application deadlines: February 1, June 1, and October 1 (annually).

Re-invitation for former scholarship-holders of the Development-Related Postgraduate Courses (DEPOS/AST programme of the German Academic Exchange Service)

The aim of this programme is to enable former scholarship holders of the Development-Related Postgraduate Courses (EPOS) to carry out research, working projects in Germany. Applicants may not have lived in Germany for at least 3 years and should have worked in a study-related or development-related field. The research or working project must be coordinated with a cooperation partner in Germany. The duration of the programme is 1 to 3 months.

Application deadlines (annually):

  • March 31 – for stays between July and December;
  • September 30 – for stays between January and June.

Scholarships of the Catholic Academic Exchange Service (Germany)

The Catholic Academic Exchange Service, within the framework of the East European Program, provides scholarships for studies, postgraduate studies or research projects in Germany for Christian students, university graduates and young scientists from Belarus. Fellows are free to choose educational or scientific institution in Germany. All academic disciplines are covered. Good knowledge of the German language is required.

Application deadline: January 15 and June 30 (annually).

Travel grants – The Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds

The Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds (BIF) awards travel grants of up to three months duration to MD and PhD students, as well as postdoctoral researchers from all over the world. The BIF supports them if they conduct experimental projects in basic biomedical research and want to pursue short-term research stays or attend practical courses relevant to their projects in Europe or overseas. The travel grants are aimed at junior scientists. Therefore, for PhD and MD students as well as graduates, their university entrance qualification must not have been obtained more than 11 years prior to the planned research visit, and no more than 13 years prior for the postdocs.

Application deadline: the latest 6 weeks but no earlier than 6 months prior to the planned date of departure.

Visegrad Scholarship Program

Visegrad Fund, established by the governments of four Central European countries, supports scholarships for master and post-master students willing to study abroad in the universities of the Visegrad countries: Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia. Applicants are invited to pick a suitable accredited higher-education institution in the destination country; a scanned letter of acceptance from the host university needs to be submitted with the application. Study period/length of support is 1–4 semesters for full-time Master’s level studies or 1–2 semesters for post-Master’s full-time studies/research.

Application deadline: March 15 (annually).