Complete the electronic application form at:https://www.lyyti.in/Aleksanteri-Visiting-Fellows-2022-2023
The form is open from Monday 17 January until Sunday 13 February 2022 23:59 Finnish time (UTC +2:00). Late applications cannot be considered for evaluation.
Upload the following material to the electronic application form as a single PDF file:
(1) A cover letter of no more than one page that (a) states the purpose of the research stay, (b) describes how the fellowship would benefit the research of the applicant, and (c) describes how the applicant would contribute to the Aleksanteri Institute’s research agenda.
(2) A research proposal of no more than 2,500 words (excluding references) that must include your name, the title of your research proposal, and all the following sub-headings:
At the end of the research proposal, please indicate the word count (max. 2,500 words, excluding references).
(3) The applicant’s CV (max. 2 pages).
(4) A list of relevant publications by the applicant (max. 2 pages).
For all the above documents, please use font size 11 or 12. All page margins should be at least 1.5 cm.
Academic excellence: The quality of the research proposal, feasibility of the work plan for the visit, and scholarly merits of the applicant in relation to the applicant’s career stage.Potential for a mutually beneficial research visit: The relevance of the applicant’s research to the research profile of the Aleksanteri Institute, prospects for collaboration, and potential benefit of the visit for the applicant.
These criteria are combined with our aim to invite a diverse cohort of fellows in terms of research topics, disciplines, and countries of study.
The selection of the Visiting Fellows for the academic year 2022-2023 will be concluded by 19 April 2022 and their names will be published on the Institute’s website. We expect to invite up to nine Visiting Fellows, most of whom for two-month fellowships. All applicants will be personally notified of the result, but we are not able to provide feedback on individual applications. The applications will each be evaluated by two experts.
The fellowship is a grant, not a salary, and is not subject to Finnish taxation. Grant recipients should check any potential taxation considerations related to the receipt of this grant in their home country. Because Visiting Fellows are not staff members of the University of Helsinki, they are not covered by the university’s insurance or occupational health care. Fellows are therefore expected to arrange for their own medical and travel insurance and to provide proof of a valid insurance policy when beginning their fellowship term.
Visiting Fellows will have workspace assigned in the Aleksanteri Institute premises on the City Centre campus, near the University Main Library and the National Library. Please note that we are able to host at most three Visiting Fellows at one time and our capacity to change the timings of visits from their initial schedules is therefore limited. Should there be pandemic-related restrictions to international travel, or to our capacity to receive international visitors, we hope to be able to re-schedule the visits.;
Visiting Fellows can book accommodation in the Unihome’s Töölö Towers location, with 178 studios and apartments of different sizes, suitable for single occupants as well as for families. The Töölö Towers has furnished accommodation in centrally located neighbourhood, within walking distance of the Aleksanteri Institute and within easy reach by public transport. Monthly rents with university guest discount for studios and apartments for single occupancy range from c. 1050 € to c. 1650 €. The rent includes breakfast, weekly cleaning, and Wi-Fi. Visiting Fellows can also look for other accommodation options, but the Aleksanteri Institute is not able to assist with housing search.
We wish to continue working with our previous Visiting Fellows who want to further develop research cooperation with colleagues in Finland, and we welcome resubmissions to the Visiting Fellows Programme by its alumni.