Finland Fellowship funding is a new option for gifted non-EU/EEA doctoral researchers who are admitted to doctoral studies at the University of Turku. The Finland Fellowship consists of salary paid by the University of Turku Graduate School (UTUGS) and a separate one-off compensation for expenses.
If you meet the criteria, you can apply for the funding in the autumn application round at the same time when you apply for the study right and/or UTUGS fixed-term doctoral researcher position. See the detailed requirements below.
The Finland Fellowship funding is available from 2022 to 2024. It is funded by the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture.
The recipients of the Finland Fellowship funding will be employed for the year 2023 to work with the University of Turku and they will receive a one-off compensation for expenses of €2000.
In addition, the doctoral programme grants the recipient at least a one-year, fixed-term doctoral researcher’s employment contract (for the year 2024). An employment contract with the University of Turku requires living in Finland for the duration of the employment.
If you are not a citizen of an EU/EEA country, you may apply for a Finland Fellowship funding. If you have a dual citizenship, both of them must be non-EU/EEA.
Eligible for the funding are those applicants who have been granted a right to study for a doctoral degree at the University of Turku in the spring 2022 application round or who will be granted a right to study in the autumn 2022 application round.
The application period for the funding for the year 2023 is 29 August – 16 September 2022.
A Finland Fellowship funding applicant must apply for a doctoral researcher's fixed-term position and a right to study for a doctoral degree (if they have not already been granted the right to study in the spring 2022 application round). The Finland Fellowship funding is applied for with the same application form as the fixed-term doctoral researcher position by checking the corresponding field on the application form.
The Finland Fellowship funding recipients will be selected from those who apply for a fixed-term doctoral researcher position in the autumn 2022 application round.
The funding recipients are selected at the level of the University of Turku Graduate School (UTUGS) on the proposal of the doctoral programmes and based on the general selection criteria for fixed-term positions and possible interviews.
The University of Turku is multidisciplinary and aims to further all its research fields, which may be taken into account when selecting Finland Fellowship funding recipients.
The following doctoral researchers have been awarded Finland Fellowship funding for the year 2022:
- Salimi Salma, Doctoral Programme in Technology
- Ijaz Amir, Doctoral Programme in Technology
- Amna Music, Turku Doctoral Programme of Molecular Medicine (TuDMM)
- Jelena Gnjatovic, Doctoral Programme in Clinical Research (DPCR)