The University of Helsinki’s Ruralia Institute Visiting Scholars Programme is an opportunity for experienced scholars with experience in multidisciplinary rural research to visit the Ruralia Institute for a period of one to two months, supported during their stay by a monthly grant. These scholarships are open to holders of a PhD degree in a field relevant to the Ruralia Institute’s research profile. Visiting Scholars are expected to interact and form networks with the Ruralia Institute staff, to plan joint research, publications and/or development projects, and to participate actively in the academic life of the Institute.