Academic Researcher Exchange

Bilateral exchange programmes

The Estonian Academy of Sciences (EAS) fosters international mobility of researchers and aims at facilitating scientific networking. The agreements on scientific co-operation signed with partner institutions – mostly Academies – in other countries more than 30 allow the EAS to draw on goodwill and experience of partners in shaping its own strategies and co-operation tools.

On the basis of bilateral agreements the EAS runs a scientific exchange programme, hosting on average 80 visiting researchers per year and nominating approximately the same number of Estonian scientists and scholars per year for study and conference visits abroad.

Bilateral exchange scheme is a cost-sharing co-operation instrument – the hosting Academy covers the living costs and daily allowance according to the tariffs of the host academy – of visiting researchers nominated by sending partner Academies (see below). The funding for hosting the visitors is drawn from the budget of the EAS. However, the EAS welcomes visits to all Estonian public universities and research institutions. Estonian researchers (from the Positively evaluated R&D institutions) are eligible to apply for study visits abroad. Reciprocal visits between teams collaborating within joint research projects are encouraged as a priority.

Council for International Exchanges (see below), composed of the representatives of the EAS and major Estonian public universities, supervises the programme. The Foreign Relations Unit of the EAS is responsible for the management of the day-to-day work.

Contact: Terje Tuisk, terje.tuisk@akadeemia.ee

Call for application for outgoing short research visits in 2024 is open

Application in English with all required annexes (including an official letter of invitation from the host organisation) should be submitted electronically by 15th of November 2023 through online application form at https://ta-konkursid.ee/

Visits are supported through bilateral cooperation between Academies of Sciences (see the list of possible host countries and our partner academies)

Applicants

Applications can be submitted by researchers working in any positively evaluated research institution in Estonia provided they meet criteria set by our partner academies (for terms and conditions see here)

Preference is given to the visits directly connected with research – for example carring on experiments in partners laboratory, work in archives ect.

Hosting academy will cover the accommodation costs during the visit and daily allowance.

International travel costs, visa fees are not covered. Conference fees, trainings (for example attending lectures), meetings connected with curriculum developments, working in libraries as primary purpose of the visit are not covered by current scheme.

Stages of the application process:

Contact with the host organisation for getting the formal invitation for the visit
15 November – deadline of submitting the applications
15 December – decision by the Council for International Exchange in Estonian Academy of Sciences

The application will be sent to the partner academy for the formal decision as they will be covering the costs of the visit. Time and conditions of the final decision differ from country to country.

Contact: Terje Tuisk, terje.tuisk@akadeemia.ee

Members of the Council are nominated by the Board of the EAS by recommendation of four Divisions of the Academy and four major public universities.

The Council is chaired by Professor Jüri Engelbrecht.

Members of the Council are:

  • Marco Kirm, Member of the Estonian Academy of Sciences, University of Tartu Professor
  • Äli Leijen, University of Tartu Professor, Supporting Member of the Estonian Young Academy of Sciences
  • Toomas Vaimann, President of the Estonian Young Academy of Sciences, Research Professor of Tallinn University of Technology
  • Katrin Niglas, Vice-Rector for Research, Tallinn University

Academy of Sciences and Humanities in Hamburg

Dr. Elke Senne
Research Administrator
Academy of Sciences and Humanities in Hamburg
Edmund-Siemers-Allee 1, Ostflügel, 2. OG.
20146 Hamburg
GERMANY

Phone: (+49)40/42 9486 6920
E-mail: elke.senne@awhamburg.de

Austrian Academy of Sciences

Mag. Bernhard Plunger
Foreign Relations
Austrian Academy of Sciences
Dr. Ignaz Seipel-Platz 2
A-1010 Wien
AUSTRIA

Phone: + 43 1 51581 253 or 254 or 252
E-mail: Bernhard.Plunger@oeaw.ac.at

Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities

Roland Römhildt
Referent des Präsidenten/Internationale Beziehungen Präsidialbüro
Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften
Jägerstraße 22/23 10117 Berlin
GERMANY

Phone: +49 (0)30 20370 583
E-mail: roland.roemhildt@bbaw.de

Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

Mr. Dimitar Denev
International Relations Department
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
1, 15 November Str., Sofia 1040 BULGARIA

Phone : (+359 2) 979 5236
www.bas.bg
E-mail: denev@cu.bas.bg
www.bas.bg

Czech Academy of Sciences

Julie Řičářová M.A.
Division of International Cooperation
Czech Academy of Sciences
Národni 3, 117 20 Prague

Phone: +420 221 403 287
ricarova@kav.cas.cz

Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Ms. Nikoletta Farago
Dept. of  International Cooperation
Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Nador utca 7
H-1051 Budapest
HUNGARY

Phone: + 36 1 411 6272
E-mail:  farago.nikoletta@office.mta.hu

Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities

Dr. Neta Peretz
Head of the International Division
Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities
P.O. Box 4040 (Albert Einstein Sq.)
Jerusalem 91040
ISRAEL

Phone: + 972 2 567 6221
E-mail: Neta@academy.ac.il

Montenegrin Academy of Sciences and Arts

Ms. Katarina Terzic
International and Interacademic Cooperation
Montenegrin Academy of Sciences and Arts
Rista Stijovica 5
81000 Podgorica
MONTENEGRO

Phone:+ 382 20 655 457
E-mail:  canu@canu.ac.me

National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine

Mr. Anatolii Myronchyk
Head
International Relations Dept.
National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine

Volodymyrska St ., 54
Kyiv-30 MSP
UKRAINE 01601
Phone:+380 44 235 2239
E-mail: vmz@nas.gov.ua

Polish Academy of Sciences

Mrs Jolanta Krześniak
International Relations Officer
Polish Academy of Sciences
International Cooperation Department
PKiN, Pl. Defilad 1, 00-901 Warszawa
Phone: +48 22 182 65 04
E-mail: jolanta.krzesniak@pan.pl

Research Council of Finland

Mrs. Ulla Ellmén
Research Environments
Research Council of Finland
P.O.Box 131 (Hakaniemenranta 6)
FI-00531 Helsinki
Finland

Phone: + 358 295 33 5011
E-mail: ulla.ellmen@aka.fi

Slovak Academy of Sciences

Mr. František Fundárek, PhD.
Programme Officer
Department of International Cooperation
Slovak Academy of Sciences
Štefánikova 49
814 38 Bratislava
SLOVAKIA

Phone: + 421 2 5751 0138
E-mail: fundarek@up.upsav.sk


Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts

Prof. Branko Stanovnik
Head, Dept. of International Scientific Cooperation
Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts
Novi trg 3, POB 323
61001 Ljubljana
SLOVENIA

Phone: + 386 61 125 6068
E-mail: international@sazu.si

The Latvian Academy of Sciences

Dr. Ilze Trapenciere
Mr. Kristaps Broks
International Relations Department
The Latvian Academy of Sciences
Akademijas laukums 1
LV 1524 Riga
LATVIA

Phone: + 371 67 225 361 (office),
+ 371 2647 8619 (mobile)
E-mail:  int@lza.lv

The Lithuanian Academy of Sciences

Mrs. Violeta Skirgailiene
Foreign Relations
The Lithuanian Academy of Sciences
Gedimino Ave. 3
2600 Vilnius
LITHUANIA

Phone: + 370 5260 8395
E-mail:  v.skirgailiene@lma.lt

The Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts

Mr. Jan Albert
The Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts
Hertogsstraat 1
B-1000 Brussels
BELGIUM

Phone: + 32 02 550 2317
E-mail:  jan.albert@kvab.be

The Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities

Mrs. Kristina Lund
The Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities
P.O.Box 5622, Villagatan 3
S-11486 Stockholm
SWEDEN

Phone:+ 46 8 440 4286
E-mail: kristina.lund@vitterhetsakad.se

Slovak Academy of Sciences

Mr. František Fundárek, PhD.
Programme Officer
Department of International Cooperation
Slovak Academy of Sciences
Štefánikova 49
814 38 Bratislava
SLOVAKIA

Phone: + 421 2 5751 0138
E-mail: fundarek@up.upsav.sk


Partner AcademyNumber of days per year. Terms and conditions
Czech Academy of Sciencesjoint projects only
The Austrian Academy of SciencesOnly conferences organized by the Austrian AS
The Bulgarian Academy of Sciences90, joint projects only
The Hungarian Academy of SciencesJoint projects
The Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities28
The Latvian Academy of Sciences75
The Lithuanian Academy of Sciences75
The Montenegrin Academy of Sciences and Arts21
The National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine50, visits only to the institutions of the NASU
The Polish Academy of Sciences120, priority joint projects
The Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium28, academic institutions of Flanders only (must have PhD)
The Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities35
The Slovenian Academy of Sciences and ArtsA couple of visits per year (must have PhD)