Grant for researchers

IMPORTANT: from 1 August 2020, the programme activites are coordinated by the Education and Youth Board of Estonia. Please visit the webpage of the Board to find out more about these scholarships. The information on the current page is not being updated.


Eligible applicants

Grant for researchers can be awarded to the researchers and academic staff of higher education institutions abroad. The person using the grant shall hold an academic position at her/his home institutions. For example, the following are considered academic positions: professor, associate professor, teacher, reader, research fellow, lecturer, assistant. PhD students can apply for the scholarship for students only. The grant can be used for research, teaching, collaboration with colleagues etc.  

Grant period

Grant for researchers are divided into short-term (1-9 days) and long-term (10 days – 10 calendar months) grants. The subsistence rates are 45 EUR per day and 660 EUR per month respectively. Any period of 30 days is regarded as month. The grant period is the period from the first day of work up to the last day of work according to the dates mentioned in the letter of confirmation of the recipient institution. During the period of payment of grant the grantee should stay in Estonia.

Application procedure

For the application of grant the formal application along with the following additional documents are submitted:

  • academic CV (EUROPASS format preferred);
  • letter of confirmation from hosting institution regarding hosting and the period of employment in Estonia.


The decision to award grant to the applicant does not guarantee his/her admittance to the institution of interest. The applicant should submit the necessary documents directly to the host institution and the decision on admission shall be taken before the grant decision.

The application with all the required annexes shall be submitted electronically via the application system.

Guide of the scholarship programme for international  researchers and academic staff in English

Last updated: 23.11.2021