The selection of candidates in the 2019/2020 round was finalized on 29 March 2019. Successful applicants have received their scholarship offers by e-mail. Note that the information below concerns this closed call. The dates of the next call are yet to be determined, and the eligibility criteria as well as the application procedure may be altered.
- Next application period: TBD
- About 40 scholarships will be offered
The Visby Programme aims at building capacity in professionals who have the ambition to play an active role in society and to contribute to a positive development in their home countries and region.
The programme focuses on the individual mobility of academic talents to promote professional collaboration and lasting relations between Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia, Sweden and Ukraine. The goal is to build an integrated, knowledge-based and research-intense region where environmental and social sustainability, innovation and responsibility in management are key factors in achieving sustainable economic growth and regional development.
Read more about the Visby Programme and the different scholarship offers here.
- SEK 18,000 monthly grant for living expenses for PhD students
- SEK 21,000 monthly grant for living expenses for postdocs and senior researchers
- Travel grant of SEK 5,000
- Membership in the SI Network for Future Global Leaders (NFGL)
In order to apply, you must be a citizen of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia or Ukraine.
Applicants on PhD level must be enrolled in PhD studies outside of Sweden. PhD students can apply for one long-term visit of 6, 9 or 12 months.
Applicants on postdoctoral level must be holders of a PhD degree, preferably from 2016 or later. Postdocs can apply for one long-term visit of 6, 9 or 12 months.
Applicants on senior research level must be holders of a PhD degree, preferably from 2015 or earlier. Senior researchers can apply for one long-term visit of 6 months maximum.
PhD students, postdoctoral and senior researchers can apply for a scholarship over several shorter visits. Maximum three research visits per year, over three years. You may apply for the total number of months as specified for each category (minimum 6 months). Each visit must be minimum 1 month. The scholarship visit(s) must be carried out by the end of 2021.
There are some exceptions that might make you ineligible for the scholarship.
Available scholarship periods
|Application period/ Can you apply?||PhD students||Postdoctoral researchers||Senior researchers|
|1 September 2019–29 February 2020 (6 months)||yes||yes||yes|
|1 January 2020–30 June 2020 (6 months)||yes||yes||yes|
|1 September 2019–31 May 2020 (9 months)||yes||yes||no|
|1 January 2020–30 September 2020 (9 months)||yes||yes||no|
|1 September 2019–31 August 2020 (12 months)||yes||yes||no|
|1 January 2020–31 December 2020 (12 months)||yes||yes||no|