The DoRa programme activity 5 „ Facilitating international research cooperation by supporting short-term research projects of visiting doctoral students in Estonia “ supports the short-term study and research activities of visiting PhD students in Estonian universities. The support scheme is aimed at supporting the active participation of universities in the international exchange of knowledge and to make Estonian universities and doctoral studies more international.
The stipend of a visiting doctoral student can be applied from 1 to 10 months. One doctoral student may use the stipend for up to 20 months.
Universities will be able to invite visiting doctoral students, if their local supervisors are outstandingly good researchers or creative people (in the field of arts), who work at an institute where doctoral degrees have been defended within the last three years. During the visit of the visiting doctoral student, the supervisor must be working in Estonia
The stipend recipients are selected by institutions of higher education. For more information on submitting application, ask your home university’s coordinator.
Both the universities participating in the programme and the doctoral students using the grant have an obligation to provide notification of public use of structural funds. Instructions for referring to the programme can be found here.