The 2018 Jaan Einasto Scholarship

Scholarship Opportunities
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The aim of the Jaan Einasto Scholarship is to improve the innovative development of Estonia by supporting international collaboration between the University of Tartu, Tartu Observatory, and other universities and science institutions around the world in the field of astronomy and space technology.

The fund also strives to support the popularization of knowledge in order to develop a scientific worldview among the youth.

Institution of Study: The University of Tartu

Nationality Eligible: All Nationalities

Level of Study: Doctorate, Postdoctorate, Research Fellow, Lecturer, Professor

Value/Amount: One scholarship in the amount of 2000 EUR.

Full Eligibility Requirements:

Those eligible to apply include doctoral students or young researchers (up to 40 years old, inclusive) from foreign universities who are coming to perform research at the University of Tartu or at the Tartu Observatory.

Ph.D. students or researchers from the University of Tartu or from the Tartu Observatory who are transferring to a foreign university and whose research is related to astronomy or space technology.

The Jaan Einasto Scholarship is determined on the basis of the applicant’s achievements in the field, the substantiality and innovation of the research, and the planned purpose of the scholarship.


  • an electronic application form containing an overview of academic and social activities,
  • a recommendation from a supervisor, a budget for the planned research, the sources and amounts of co-financing;
  • an overview of the planned scientific or research study (add to the electronic application);
  • an overview of the planned activity popularizing science (add to the electronic application);
  • a recommendation from the faculty dean or institution’s director (a recommendation is a part of the electronic application);
  • for UT doctoral students and researchers, a confirmation from the host university or institution about starting the studies or research (add to the electronic application).

Application:  All applicants are to make their application Online

The scholarship will be awarded:

The recipients of the Scholarship are publicly announced in the course of celebrating the anniversary of the University of Tartu at the beginning of December. The scholarships are handed over by the Mayor of Tartu and the Rector of the University of Tartu at a ceremonial event celebrating the anniversary of the University of Tartu and are paid after the handover ceremony.

Deadline to Apply: May 1st, 2018

For further information please contact, tel 737 5852 või 55 540 773 (Triin Vakker)


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