Scholarships for researchers

Deadline for mobility scholarship for researchers and academic staff  has been extended until 15 of May 2020!

Eligible applicants

Scholarships for researchers can be awarded to the researchers and academic staff of higher education institutions abroad. The person using the scholarship 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 scholarship can be used for research, teaching, collaboration with colleagues etc. 

The scholarship rate for Doctoral studies is equal to the doctoral allowance granted in Estonia and is paid in accordance with the Study Allowances and Study Loans Act. 

Period of scholarship

Scholarships for researchers are divided into short-term (1-9 days) and long-term (10 days – 10 calendar months) scholarships. 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 grants 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 a 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 scholarship decision. 

Application period is from 01.04.2020 to 15.05.2020!

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: 29.04.2020