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International programmes, scholarships and grants for specialists

This section contains information on foreign and international scholarship programmes for post-graduate studies, improvement of the level of professional skills and professional training abroad available to citizens of the Republic of Belarus.

BMS Dirichlet Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Berlin Mathematics Research Center MATH+ and the Berlin Mathematical School (BMS) invite applications for the Dirichlet Postdoc Fellowship program open to promising young mathematicians who will have completed their PhD degree by 30 September 2024 and want to pursue their own research in one of the eight research areas of mathematics. Fellows are expected to teach one course per semester, typically in English.

Application deadline: December 1, 2023.

EMBO Postdoctoral Fellowships

European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) offers postdoctoral fellowships for excellent researchers in the field of the life sciences. Applications are expected to explore the mechanisms behind biological phenomena that may involve molecules or higher levels of organization as well. International mobility is a mandatory part of the Programme. Applicants must hold a doctorate or equivalent obtained no earlier than two years prior to the date the application is complete and must have at least one first author publication accepted in or published in an international peer reviewed journal at the time of application. Duration of the program: 1–2 years.

Application deadline: by the 2nd Friday of February and by the 2nd Friday of August throughout the year.

Gerda Henkel Foundation General Research Grants: Projects in humanities

The Gerda Henkel Foundation provides funding for humanities research projects of doctoral students, postdoctoral fellows, new independent researchers and mid-career or senior scholars as well. Research scholarships should be applied for by one Postdoc or scholar; applications for research projects can be made by universities, other research institutes or comparable institutions as well as by one or several Postdocs or scholars. Eligible fields: archaeology and history, including history of art, science and law. Support can be provided for a period of min. 1 to max. 24 months.

Application deadline: November 22, 2023; applications for smaller grants up to 25,000 Euros can be made at any time.

Henry Moore Institute grants

The Henry Moore Foundation’s Grants programme supports the growth and development of sculpture and funds research that expands the appreciation of this art form. The grants are awarded for exhibitions, lectures and conferences, books, journals and catalogues on the subject of sculpture, museums and galleries wishing to acquire or conserve sculpture for their collections, artwork commissions and for other activities where sculpture is the focus. The Programme also offers long-term research grants for organisations and funding for individual research projects, including research stays and travel grants.

Application deadline: 1 February – 1 March, 1 – 26 May, 1 – 29 August, 1 – 29 November 2023.

Internships at the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

Internships for graduate students are available at the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). These internships are intended to increase the intern’s understanding of current human rights issues at the international level and give them an insight into the work of the United Nations. The duration of an internship is 2–6 months. Participants are selected from graduate students and holders of graduate level degrees in disciplines: International Law, Political Science, History, Social Sciences. Applicants must have a good command of at least two of the six official languages of the UN.

Application deadlines: April 30 and October 31 (annually).

Interpol’s Internship Programme

The International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) is recruiting students for internships at the General Secretariat in Lyon (France) and in the regional offices. Interns will have the opportunity to get acquainted with the activities of Interpol, learn about the principles of international police co-operation and work in a multicultural environment. The duration of internships is from 6 to 11 months. The programme is for students or graduates in disciplines related to the work of Interpol.

Applications are accepted all year round.

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).

Max Weber postdoctoral fellowships

The fellowship programme of the European University Institute (EUI) is designed for researchers that have received their PhD within past 5 years or have official approval to defend their thesis by the time of the start of the programme. The fellowships are granted in the fields of political and social sciences, economics, law, and history. Duration of the programme is 1 or 2 years; exceptionally 3 years. Fellows in the Departments of Political and Social Sciences and Economics will also have the possibility of applying for a Part-time professor contract for 1 year. The working language of the programme is English.

Application deadline: October 18 (annually).

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 deadlines: January 15 and June 30 (annually).

Singapore International Graduate Award (SINGA)

The Singapore International Graduate Award (SINGA) offers PhD training in laboratories of the Agency for Science, Technology & Research (A*STAR) and four leading universities of Singapore. Research areas fall broadly into four categories: biomedical sciences (BMS), computing and information sciences (CIS), engineering and technology (E&T) and physical sciences (PS). Good skills in English are required. Upon successful completion, students will be conferred a PhD degree by either of the universities. The award provides support for up to 4 years of PhD studies.

Application deadline: December 1, 2023 (23:59 GMT+8).

Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship programme 2024/2025

The international programme of the Hungarian Government Stipendium Hungaricum offers over 1200 study programmes in different academic fields, including master, bachelor and doctoral studies in 28 higher education institutions of Hungary. The applicants need to choose their programmes based on the sending country’s partner agreement; only 2 choices are allowed. Applications should also be submitted to the responsible authority of the sending partner, which might have their own deadlines and requirements. Electronic applications are accepted by the online application system on the programme’s website. The language of the studies is primarily English.

Application deadline: 15 January 2024, 2PM (CET).

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).

The Wolfsonian-FIU fellowship program

The Wolfsonian-Florida International University museum (Miami Beach, USA) fellowship program supports projects from a wide range of academic fields to promote scholarly research on The Wolfsonian's collection. The program is open to holders of master's or doctoral degrees, Ph.D. candidates, and to others who have a significant record of professional achievement in relevant fields. Funding includes a stipend, accommodations, and round-trip travel. Fellowships are awarded for full-time research at the museum, generally for periods of three to four weeks; the timing of dates will be negotiated with individual awardees.

Application deadline: December 31 (annually).