The Fellowship carries a monthly stipend of 2500 euros to cover all the expenses related to the research visit that can range from two to three months. The Visiting Fellowship scheme is intended for scholars who reside outside of Finland. The deadline for applications is 24 February, 2012.

The Aleksanteri Institute is the Finnish Centre for Russian and Eastern European studies and an independent institute of the University of Helsinki. Starting in 2012, the Institute is also coordinating a Centre of Excellence funded by the Academy of Finland, titled ‘Choices of Russian Modernisation’.

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