SI Scholarships for Western Balkans in Sweden, 2015-2016

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Swedish Institute is offering scholarships for PhD students and postdoctoral researchers with an opportunity to conduct research at Swedish universities and research institutes. The programme offers a total of 10–15 scholarships for the year 2015/2016. Scholarship is only open to candidates from Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Kosovo and Serbia. A scholarship cannot be granted for an applicant who has already lived in Sweden for two or more years when the scholarship period is due to begin. The scholarship is free of tax and amounts to SEK 15,000 per month for PhD students and SEK 18,000 per month for postdoctoral researchers. The application deadline is 15 January 2015.. The SI Scholarships for the Western Balkans aim at supporting advanced level studies and research within the selected fields in order to contribute to closer relations between the Western Balkans and the European Union. The programme offers a total of 10–15 scholarships for the year 2015/2016. The exact number of scholarships for each level (masters/PhD studies/post-docs) depends on the quality and length of the applied study period of all applications received.. Scholarships are available for PhD students and postdoctoral researchers with an opportunity to conduct research at Swedish universities and research institutes.
The research areas of this scholarship are: Scholarships are awarded in the following disciplines:-Democracy/Human rights/Gender issues, Law, European studies, Social issues, Economics and management and Environmental studies.
Who can apply to this scholarship? The scholarships are intended for PhD students, postdoctoral researchers belonging to any of the above
· mentioned target groups for full
· time PhD studies/research in Sweden. A scholarship cannot be granted for an applicant who:
· has already lived in Sweden for two or more years when the scholarship period is due to begin;
· has already got a Swedish permanent residence permit;
· has a Swedish work permit and is not an EU citizen;
· is applying for a scholarship at PhD level but is not enrolled in ongoing PhD studies at your home university; or
· is applying for a scholarship at postdoctoral level, but does not hold any PhD degree.
Benefits of the scholarship: The scholarship is free of tax and amounts to SEK 15,000 per month for PhD students and SEK 18,000 per month for postdoctoral researchers. The scholarship cannot be prolonged or extended.
More information about the fellowship:
Duration: The scholarships will be granted for long-term visits (6, 9 or 12 months) during the academic year 2015/2016 (1 September 2015 – 31 August 2016).
Number of scholarships: The programme offers a total of 10–15 scholarships for the year 2015/2016.

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