The Centre for International Mobility CIMO, is a government organisation, which promotes international cooperation and mobility with specific emphasis on education, training, working life, culture and young people. CIMO provides expertise and services to a wide array of clients and stakeholders at home and abroad. Established in 1991, CIMO is an independent agency under the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture. CIMO (Centre for International Mobility) offers a number of scholarship programmes for Doctoral level studies and research at Finnish universities.
Eligible Countries: Open to applicants from all countries.
To be taken at (country): Finland
Eligible Fields of Study: All academic fields with the exception of the scholarships for advanced-level degree students of the Finnish language, which are specific to that particular field.
About the Award: 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.
The programme is open for applicants from all countries. However, when decisions on scholarship are made, emphasis is given to applicants from Russia, China, India, Chile, Brazil and North America.
Eligibility: The visiting researcher must have established contacts with a Finnish host university
Number of Awardees: Not specified
Value of Scholarship: 1500 euros. 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.
Duration of Award: 3 to 12 months
How to Apply: The application form for the CIMO Fellowship can be downloaded below. Additionally, 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.
Candidates should mark the envelope with “CIMO Fellowships”.
Award Provider: Centre for International Mobility (CIMO)
The CIMO Fellowship is a start-up grant not a full degree scholarship, so if a candidate receives a CIMO Fellowship for 12 months, after that period the candidate is free to seek other sources of funding for the remaining period of their studies/research.
There are no annual application deadlines in the CIMO Fellowship programme. Applications may be considered at all times. However, candidates should 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.