The Estonian Institute offers scholarships to holders of a doctoral degree or Master’s or Doctoral students who are citizens of a foreign state and are studying at a university abroad, to write a research paper on an Estonia-related topic or to gather material for it.
The deadlines are 15 August 2007 (start of scholarship period in autumn 2007) and 15 September 2007 (start of scholarship period in 2008).
The scholarship is designated to cover subsistence expenses, tuition fees and costs directly connected with the research; it may be granted for a period ranging from five to ten months. The scholarship for a five-month period is 40 000 EEK.
Knowledge of Estonian is an advantage but not a requirement.
The scholarship is granted by the Council of Academic Studies of Estonian Language and Culture Abroad, involving experts when necessary. The scholarship is financed by the Estonian Ministry of Education and Research and administered by the Estonian Institute.
The following documents should be presented for applying:
· The completed application form
· Certificate proving the applicant’s status as a postgraduate student or a copy of a document proving his or her PhD degree
· Plan of research
· Written confirmation from an Estonian research or development institution to receive the applicant
· For postgraduate students a recommendation from their research supervisor is required.
The applications and accompanying documents, marked ‘Estophilus, should be submitted both by electronic and regular mail to the secretariat of the Council at the Estonian Institute, Suur-Karja 14, 10140 Tallinn.
Further information can be obtained via e-mail or phone + 372 6 314 355.
The application forms are available on the Estonian Institute’s website,
Estophilus scholarship (1)