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International programmes, scholarships and grants for researchers and post-graduates

This section contains information on international scholarship programmes for research activities, studies, scientific trainings abroad in which citizens of the Republic of Belarus can participate.

DLR-DAAD Research Fellowship Programme (Programme of the German Aerospace Center/German Academic Exchange Service)

Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR) is Germany´s national aerospace center conducting extensive research and development work in aeronautics, space, transportation and energy. This special programme is intended for highly-qualified foreign doctoral and postdoctoral students as well as senior scientists. Doctoral students must have completed their studies or research with a university degree not more than 6 years ago; postdoctoral students must have completed their studies with a doctorate/PhD/Candidate degree not more than 2 years ago. Applicants must have an excellent knowledge of English; knowledge of German is advantageous.

Application deadline: depending on current offers for participation in the programme.

Jean Monnet Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (Italy) offers one-year Jean Monnet Fellowships to scholars who have obtained their doctorate more than 5 years prior. The programme enrollees will work on the selected topic and participate in the research activities of the Centre. The research proposal should fit well with one of the themes: governance and democracy; regulating markets and governing money; 21st century world politics and Europe.

Application deadline: 25 October (annually).

Lise Meitner Program for scientists from abroad (Austria)

The Lise Meitner Programme is designed to enable highly qualified researchers of all disciplines from abroad to work at Austrian research facilities and participate in Austrian research programmes for the benefit of and to stimulate research in Austria. The duration of the programme is from 12 to 24 months. Applications must be submitted together with an Austrian co-applicant.

Application deadline: not restricted.

Marbach Fellowship Programme

The Marbach fellowship programme supports research projects that are based on the collections of the German Literature Archive in Marbach am Neckar. A completed university degree is a prerequisite for receipt of a fellowship; short-term fellowships for Master’s candidates are also offered. Additionally, the Archive issues thematic fellowships in cooperation with third-party donors and patrons. Applicants must point out the direct relevance of the Archive’s unique collection of manuscripts, library, special media collections, or art collections for their research projects. Applications may be submitted in German or English.

Application deadlines: 31 March and 30 September (annually).

Mobility Scheme for Targeted People-to-People-Contacts (MOST)

The project aims to expand professional contacts between citizens of Belarus and the EU in order to exchange best practices and improve mutual understanding. It provides for financed trips of Belarusians to the EU within the framework of international activities, internships, exchanges, and establishing of professional relationships. Applications are accepted from adult citizens of the Republic of Belarus working in the field of culture, education, science, technology and others.

Application deadline: at least 4 months before the planned event.

National Scholarship Programme of the Slovak Republic

The government scholarship of the Slovak Republic is designed to support mobility of foreign students and university professors, graduate students, researchers and professionals in the arts and provided for the passage of training, teaching, research or artistic training in universities and research organizations in Slovakia.

Application deadlines:

  • 31 October – for the scholarship in the summer semester of the current academic year;
  • 30 April – for the scholarship in the following school year.

Scholarships of the Catholic Academic Exchange Service (Germany)

The Catholic Academic Exchange Service, within the framework of the East European Program, provides scholarships for studies, postgraduate studies or research projects in Germany for Christian students, university graduates and young scientists from Belarus. Fellows are free to choose educational or scientific institution in Germany. All academic disciplines are covered. Good knowledge of the German language is required.

Application deadline: 15 January and 30 June (annually).

University of Fribourg Scholarship for Young Foreign PhD and Post-PhD Students

Scholarships are granted to foreign researchers who would like to undertake a research stay on doctoral level or on post-doctoral level at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland). Fields of study: all research areas that are offered at the University.

Application deadlines: 28 February and 31 July (annually).

Visegrad Scholarship Program

Visegrad Fund, established by the governments of four Central European countries, supports scholarships for master and post-master students willing to study abroad in the universities of the Visegrad countries: Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia. Applicants are invited to pick a suitable accredited higher-education institution in the destination country; a scanned letter of acceptance from the host university needs to be submitted with the application. Study period/length of support is 1–4 semesters for full-time Master’s level studies or 1–2 semesters for post-Master’s full-time studies/research.

Application deadline: 15 March (annually).