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ITMO University Fellowships and Visiting Professorships Program in Russia, 2015

The ITMO University is offering international fellowships and visiting professorships Program for researchers in their postdoctoral, early career and professorial stages. Postdoctoral fellowships will be awarded for a period of three years and Early Career fellowships will be available up to 3-5 years and the duration of Visiting Professorship is negotiable. The application deadline is 15 October 2015.

Study Subject(s): The applications should fit into strategic research directions of ITMO University: Optics and Photonics, Informational Technologies and Computer Systems, Nanotechnologies and Advanced Materials and Automatic Control and Signal Processing. Interdisciplinary projects bridging the above strategic research areas  fe and Health Sciences, will be given serious consideration.
Course Level:
Fellowships are available for researchers in their postdoctoral, early career and professorial stages to undertake a research project.
Scholarship Provider: The St. Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics (ITMO University) (supported by Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation), Russia
Scholarship can be taken at: Russia

Eligibility:
-Researchers from all nationalities, holding a PhD or having equivalent research experience (minimum 4 years).
-Applicants for Postdoctoral ITMO Fellowships should normally have a PhD in a relevant field and should apply no later than 5 years after the award of their doctorate.
-Candidates for ITMO’s Early Career Fellowships and Visiting Professorships should have experience of working in recognized universities, research institutes or centers or R&D companies.

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Scholarship Open for International Students: Researchers from all nationalities are eligible for these University fellowships.

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ITMO University Fellowships

Scholarship Description: The ITMO University Fellowships and Visiting Professorships Program aim to provide outstanding researchers and scientists, who are, or have the potential to become, leaders in their chosen fields, with the opportunity to build an independent research career. Their intention is to help to develop the next generation of researchers with the greatest potential in their postdoctoral, early career and professorial stages. This program is supported by Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation. ITMO University has defined three career stages (Postdoctoral, Early Career and Visiting Professorship) and evidence of achievements and awards will be required for each stage.

Number of award(s): Not Known

Duration of award(s): Postdoctoral fellowships will be awarded for a period of three years and Early Career fellowships will be available up to 3-5 years and the duration of Visiting Professorship is negotiable.

What does it cover? ITMO University Fellowship holders will be provided with a competitive salary, accommodation allowance and research expenses as follows:
-Postdoctoral fellowships: Basic salary per month after taxes: 1500 euro with additional benefits for exceptional candidates; Additional allowance for research expenses per year: 4000 euro
-Early Career fellowships: Basic salary per month after taxes: 2 000 euro with additional benefits for exceptional candidates; Additional allowance for research expenses per year: 8000 euro
-Visiting Professorship: Basic salary per month after taxes: 3 500 euro with additional benefits for exceptional candidates; Additional allowance for research expenses per year: 20000 euro.

Selection Criteria: In assessing each application, ITMO University’s selection panel will review the applicant’s track-record and publication record, take into account the views of the referees nominated by applicant and/or consult with the applicant’s current research institution in order to confirm the most appropriate career stage.

Notification: Not Known

How to Apply: Applications should be submitted online using the University ITMO electronic Fellowship and Visiting Professorship Application and processing (e-FAP) system. List of Required Documents:
-name, title, institutional affiliation, address, mobile phone number, field of research;
-curriculum vitae;
-list of publications (published and pending);
-research proposal (NB It should be linked to one of our existing strategic research priorities and current research activity, or groups, at ITMO University see Appendix 2). Applications at Post-doctoral level should show possible contributions to the above-mentioned strategic areas at ITMO University;
-names of three referees (who should be acquainted with the candidate’s current or most recent research work).

Online Application

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 15 October 2015.

Further Official Scholarship Information and Application

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