Visiting Scholars & Post-Doctoral Researchers

Below, please find a list of funding opportunities for becoming a visiting scholar at CEURUS and the Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies. Please note that these are all funded independently of the University of Tartu, and thus you should check the websites individually for information pertaining to eligibility, requirements, etc.

We are ready to work with promising candidates who have prepared robust applications for externally these outside schemes. If applications require institutional contact on our part, we will pre-screen applicants.

If you need to contact CEURUS while applying to one of these programmes, please see the paragraphs below to find the proper point of contact at CEURUS for each programme.

CEURUS and the Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies at the University of Tartu are ready to serve as host institutions for Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships, funded by the European Commission.  Applicants to this programme must have either a doctoral degree or have experience with full-time research for at least four years. They should have strong professional records, including publications in international peer-reviewed journals. For more information on how to apply, see here

CEURUS and the Johan Skytte Institute are ready to help promising applicants prepare competitive applications but reserve the right to pre-select candidates based on academic excellence and the suitability of the proposed project.  Individuals interested in applying for a Marie Curie Individual Fellowship with the University of Tartu as the host institution are encouraged to contact Maili Vilson,

CEURUS and the Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies at the University of Tartu have hosted a number of visiting scholars supported by the  Fulbright U.S. Scholar Programs, funded by the U.S. Department of State. The Scholars Programs offer fellowships for research and/or teaching to faculty and administrators at colleges and universities, in addition to journalists, scientists, lawyers, artists, independent scholars, and other professionals for an academic year.
Contact: Maili Vilson,

For a list of current and past visiting scholars at CEURUS, see here