CIMO Doctoral Fellowships in Finland


CIMO Doctoral Fellowships in Finland


The CIMO Fellowships programme is open to young Doctoral level students and researchers from all countries and from all academic fields. Master’s level studies or post-doctoral studies/research are not supported in the programme. The primary target group in the CIMO Fellowship programme are such Doctoral level students who will be doing their Doctorate (or Double Doctorate) at a Finnish university. Visiting Doctoral-level students and researchers who are doing their Doctorate degree at some foreign university can also be considered eligible, provided that the motivation letter of the hosting Finnish university department presents exceptionally good grounds for such an application.


  • Doctoral level students and researchers from all academic fields;
  • Candidates of all foreign nationalities;
  • The emphasis is given to applicants from Russia, China, India, Chile, Brazil and North America;
  • Have established contacts with a Finnish host university (see ‘Doctoral Admissions‘ for further information);
  • You are also advised to visit the Finnish universities’ own websites for info on Doctoral level study and research options;
  • If a Finnish university is willing to host you, then the Finnish university department wishing to host you can apply to CIMO for the grant on your behalf. In other words, only the hosting Finnish university can act as an “applicant” in the CIMO Fellowship programme.


  • The scholarship period may vary from 3 to 12 months;
  • The monthly allowance is 1,500 EUR;
  • The scholarship is intended to cover living expenses in Finland for a single person;
  • No additional allowance for housing is paid;
  • Expenses due to international travel to and from Finland are not covered by CIMO.

How to apply

The following attachments are required for a CIMO Fellowship application:

  • A motivation letter from the applicant (the hosting university), max 1 page;
  • Complete CV of the scholarship candidate;
  • Research plan (3-5 pages).

Two printed and signed copies of the application with required attachments should be submitted to the following address: CIMO, PO Box 343, 00531 Helsinki. Please mark the envelope with “CIMO Fellowships”.

Applications may be considered at all times. However, please note that applications should be submitted at least 5 months before the intended scholarship period. Decisions will be made within approximately 3 months after receipt of application.
CIMO Fellowship application form and instructions

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