Call for applications for the visiting researcher program 2019

Events | | 3-12-2018, 08:10

What is offered

The Institute for Russian and Eurasian Studies (IRES) at Uppsala University announces the call for applications for the IRES Visiting Researcher Program 2019. The program offers a one-month research fellowship at IRES, including travel, accommodation and a stipend of 20,000 SEK. Full access to IRES premises and Uppsala University library resources is provided throughout the research period. The current round of applications offers six individual fellowships. The research visit of one month must be between March to mid June or mid August to December 2019. 


What is IRES

IRES is a center of excellence on the post-Soviet sphere at Uppsala University. The Institute conducts world-leading research in an open and dynamic environment that is truly cross-disciplinary and international. Among the academic staff are scholars in fields such as, but not limited to, political science, economics, law, history, literature, philosophy, anthropology, sociology, and geology. Each academic year, IRES hosts some 20 international scholars from around the world, but mainly Europe, Russia and Eurasia, the U.S., and Canada.


Selection criteria

IRES encourages applications from highly qualified and motivated researchers at both junior and senior levels. Applicants are required to hold a PhD degree or the equivalent. The applicant’s research focus must relate to the ongoing research conducted at IRES. In processing the applications, the Selection Committee will consider the applicant’s academic background, scholarly achievements and publication record, as well as the quality and relevance of his/her research proposal to the IRES research environment. For more information about ongoing research please visit the IRES website or contact IRES Information Officer Jevgenija Gehsbarga (


The Application

Applicants should submit a research proposal and CV (no more than four pages in total). The research proposal is to outline the research project that the applicant will pursue while at IRES. The proposal should clearly explain how a research visit at IRES would benefit the applicant’s research agenda, including details on planned activities to be carried out during the visit (i.e. archival work, interviews etc.). The application should include preliminary dates for the research visit.

Please kindly note that all incoming guest researchers are required to deliver a presentation on some aspect of their research at an IRES research seminar. The applicant should include a draft title and a very short presentation description in the research proposal.  

The application should include:

- a research proposal and CV (no more than four pages in total)

- preliminary dates of the research visit

- a draft title and a summary of the planned presentation 


Application deadline is January 31, 2019. Please submit your application in a single pdf file to and notify “Visiting researcher program 2019” in the subject area.


Additional information

For additional information on IRES and Uppsala University, please visit: and For questions about IRES and Uppsala University, please contact Information Officer Jevgenija Gehsbarga ( or IRES Director Claes Levinsson (