Director of the Visiting Scholars Programme
Anna Korhonen
Head of International Affairs
tel. +358-(0)50-563 63 07

Eeva Korteniemi
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Aleksanteri Institute
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Telephone: +358 (0) 2941 23544

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Aleksanteri Institute Visiting Scholars Programme
How to Apply

Applications are invited from highly qualified scholars conducting research in a field relevant to the Aleksanteri Institute's research agenda. Applicants at different stages of their academic career, from junior researchers to established scholars, are welcome to apply. Applicants must hold a PhD degree or equivalent. In addition to academic excellence, a key factor in the selection process is the potential for a mutually beneficial research visit for the visitor and for the research community of the Aleksanteri Institute. 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.

The call for proposals for the academic year 2017-2018 will be open from 9 January until 10 February 2017.

Visiting Fellows 2016-2017 selected

The call for Aleksanteri Visiting Fellowships for the academic year 2016–2017 was open
until 5 February 2016.
A total of 194 applications were received for the visiting fellowships and
15 Visiting Fellows have been invited to join the institute during 2016-2017. We sincerely thank all the applicants for their interest in our programme. 

Visiting Fellows 2016-2017:

  • Stacy Closson, University of Kentucky
  • Linda J. Cook, Brown University
  • Oleksandr Fisun, V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University
  • Åse B. Grødeland, Fafo, Norway
  • Stefan Guth, University of Berne
  • Marcin Kaczmarski, University of Warsaw
  • Ilya Kalinin, Saint-Petersburg State University
  • Luke March, University of Edinburgh
  • Galina Miazhevich, University of Leicester
  • Ulla Pape, Radboud University Nijmegen
  • Anna Paretskaya, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Olga Shevchenko, Williams College
  • Dilyara Suleymanova, University of Zurich, Switzerland
  • Katya Tolstaya, VU University Amsterdam
  • Rustamjon Urinboyev, Lund University

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