Dora Plus PhD student mobility (T1.2)

Dora Plus Activity 1.2 guidelines

The purpose of the Dora Plus scholarships for PhD student mobility is to improve the awareness of young researchers of diverse teaching and research practices, encourage their involvement in international cooperation projects, improve the completion rates of PhD studies, and strengthen the compliance of doctoral studies in Estonian universities with the principles of innovative doctoral studies. The Dora Plus scholarship fund is provided by the European Regional Development Fund and Estonian government. 


Scholarships are awarded to support the mobility of the PhD students of Estonian universities to universities or research institutions abroad. Single mobility episode can last from 1 to 10 month. PhD students can use the grant multiple times during their nominal period of study, taking into account that each mobility shall last 31 calendar days, at least, and each PhD student can receive a scholarship for a 10 months in total (all mobility periods combined). The Dora Plus PhD student mobilitscholarship covers the travel and living costs related to the mobility. 


The selection of participants is organised by the participating universities. Only PhD students registered to the following institutions can benefit from Dora Plus PhD student mobility scholarship: Estonian Academy of Arts, Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, Estonian Business School, Estonian University of Life Sciences, Tallinn University, Tallinn University of Techonology, University of Tartu. To apply for a scholarship or for further information, please contact a Dora Plus coordinators at the universities.


Universities can submit their nominations for the scholarships by the following deadlines: March 1, June 1, September 1, October 1 and December 1. Please note that institutional deadlines may differ!


The contact person for Dora Plus PhD student mobility scholarships at Archimedes Foundation is Ms. Marge Teder (ph. +372 730 0121, 



Last updated: 12.05.2017