Stanford Libraries and the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Announce Research Fellowship for Estonian Scholars

September 15, 2021
Liisi Esse

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Estonia and the Stanford University Libraries invite applications for The Short-Term Research Fellowship at Stanford University for Estonian Scholars. The 6-8-week fellowship enables Estonian researchers, especially early- to mid-career scholars, to make use of Stanford’s strong collections, academic knowledge, and networks related to the study of the history, society, and politics of Estonia and the Baltic region. 

The annual fellowship is part of a collaborative effort between SUL and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Estonia to strengthen connections between the scholarly communities of Stanford University and universities in Estonia and enhance Estonian and Nordic-Baltic studies at Stanford.

The fellowship is hosted by SUL’s Baltic Studies Program, which is home to one of the strongest Baltic collections in the U.S. and a vibrant program of events and projects led by SUL’s Associate Curator for Estonian and Baltic Studies. In partnership with SUL, The Europe Center will organize at least one lecture or seminar by the fellow during the fellowship and will include them in the center’s activities, events, and networks. The fellow will also have access to Hoover Institution Library and Archives, which include one of the strongest Baltic archival collections outside the Baltic region, and enjoy the opportunity to engage in the scholarly and research activities of Stanford University.

The goal of the fellowship is to enable Estonian scholars to visit Stanford in order to:

  • Carry out research by making use of the library and archival collections at Stanford.
  • Deliver at least one seminar or lecture (hosted by SUL and The Europe Center) related to one’s research topic(s) to Stanford faculty, staff, and students.
  • Engage in the scholarly and research activities and rich intellectual life of Stanford University.

TIME PERIOD: 6-8 weeks, spring of 2022

GRANT: €12,000


For more information about the eligibility and the application process, please visit the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Estonia's webpage.