Institute of Baltic Studies is willing to host an experienced researcher for a period of 12 to 24 months and support his or her application for EU funding via the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship.

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships provide opportunities to acquire and transfer new knowledge and to work on research in a European context. Researchers receive support on the condition that they move from one country to another to broaden or deepen their competences.

The researcher should comply with the following formal criteria:

  • be in possession of a doctoral degree or have at least four years of full-time equivalent research experience,
  • be of any nationality, and be a national or long-term resident (at least 5 years) of a European Union Member State or Associated Countries for Reintegration Panel
  • not have resided or carried out his/her main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Estonia for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to 14 September 2016.


Interested researchers from academia, think tanks and policy institutions, as well as practitioners from policy and business institutions are thus invited to submit for 20 June 2016 a short abstract (2 pages) describing the research they intend to pursue at the Institute of Baltic Studies to the email address with the e-mail subject “Marie Skłodowska-Curie visiting fellowship”.

The research should be in one of the three thematic areas covered by the Institute of Baltic Studies:

  • science, technology and innovation policy, industrial economics and regional development;
  • social cohesion policies in the areas of labour, migration and development, immigrant integration and fundamental rights;
  • policy analysis, policy and programme evaluation and impact assessment studies related to the above.

Institute of Baltic Studies will contact, following a first merit-based screening conducted by a selection committee, promising and short-listed candidates by 1 July 2016. These candidates will then be asked to submit to Institute of Baltic Studies by beginning of August 2016 a draft of their full proposal presented along the lines of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie requirements.

Institute of Baltic Studies will offer help in writing the proposal which has to be submitted to Research Executive Agency of the European Commission by 14 September 2016. However, the applicant is responsible for checking the eligibility criteria for the Marie Curie Programme. The selection will be based on the quality of the candidate based on the CV and a proven track record of publications and on the compatibility of the research project with the three research areas of the Institute of Baltic Studies.

The successful candidate will benefit from research, administrative and promotional support of the Institute of Baltic Studies. They will be encouraged to actively participate in research activities of the Institute of Baltic Studies, including desk research, debates and media events as well as to submit papers for publication.

The fellowship offered by the European Commission includes a monthly living allowance, a mobility allowance, a family allowance if any and a contribution to the training and networking expenses of the researcher.