Estophilus scholarships 2010
Eestlased Eestis 08 Feb 2010  EWR
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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 01 March and 01 October .

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
* CV
* 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

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 katrin at or phone + 372 6 314 355.

Application form (in Estonian and English):

The grantee must present to the Estonian Institute a report of about the use of the scholarship during two months after the end of the scholarship period.

The Recipients of the Estophilus Scholarship 2009

The Council of Academic Studies of Estonian Language and Culture Abroad has selected the recipients of the Estophilus scholarship for autumn 2009. The scholarship is intended to support studies and research carried out in Estonia by academically advanced students of foreign universities interested in the Estonian language and culture.

Recipients of the Estophilus scholarship and the topics of their research are as follows:

Spring 2009

Anita Küű (Hungary) Estonian literature after 1945 (scholarship for 3 months),

Sonja Maria Laitinen (Finland) The local language on Kihnu Island (scholarship for 4 months)

Inge Leonarda Johanna Melchior (Netherlands) Contested WWII memories: the Estonian case in a European context (scholarship for 3 months),

Fabian Pfeiffer (Germany) Estonia’s special relations towards the USA (1991 - 2004) (scholarship for 3 months).

Autumn 2009

Vincent Dautancourt (France) Tallinn's geopolicy (5 months);

Krisztina Korencsi (Hungary) Comparison of causative verbs and structures in Fenno-Ugric languages on the typological aspect (2 months).

The Council would like to thank all the applicants and wish good luck to the recipients!

Estonian Institute
Suur-Karja 14
10140 Tallinn
Tel +372 6 314 355
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