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Call for Proposals addressed to the Russian Scientific Community Research grant on The Relations between the Russian Federation and the European Union
  • The Chair Interbrew-Baillet Latour, created in 2000, aims at encouraging and supporting multidisciplinary research on the relations between the Russian Federation and the European Union (see the website of the Chair at the Institut d'etudes europeennes, www.euro.ucl.ac.be)
  • The Chair Interbrew-Baillet Latour offers a research grant to a Russian researcher. The research in the framework of this grant has to be conducted in Belgium during the academic year 20032004 (from September 2003 until September 2004).
  • The grant can be awarded to:
  • A Russian student who intends to complete his/her kandidatskaya dissertatsiya during the academic year 20032004;
  • A Russian student who has already obtained the degree of kandidat nauk and wants to continue his/her research on the topic;
  • A Russian student who has already started Ph.D. research outside Russia. Active knowledge of English is a condition for obtaining the grant. Preference will be given to the applicant under the age of 30 (at the date of submission of the application).

  • The grant is aimed at supporting research in human sciences on the relations between the Russian Federation and the European Union.
  • Applications must be submitted before March 1st, 2003. The applicants dossier should include the following documents:
  • a comprehensive curriculum vitae with photo
  • a covering letter specifying the canditates interest in the grant
  • a research project describing the research topic and the methodology
  • a letter of recommendation from the supervisor(s) of the research

The complete dossier must be sent by mail to the following address:
Chair Interbrew-Baillet Latour
Institut d'etudes europeennes
1, Place des Doyens
1348 Louvain-la-Neuve
  • An interview with the applicants whose dossier is taken into consideration will take place in Russia in May 2003. The selection and the interviews will be carried out by the coordinators of the Chair Interbrew-Baillet Latour.
The evaluation criteria are:
  • The scientific and research qualities of the applicant
  • The contents of the proposed research project
  • The use that the applicant will make of the knowledge that he/she will obtain during the stay in Belgium
  • The applicants proficiency in English

  • The Chair provides lodging for the researcher during his/her stay in Belgium. The researcher will also have access to the necessary infrastructure in the University. The grant also includes a per diem for the stay, adapted to the costs of living in Belgium. The Chair will take in charge the return trip between Russia and Belgium and one additional return trip during the academic year.
By accepting the grant, the researcher commits him/herself to:
  • Participate in and contribute to the activities of the Chair Interbrew-Baillet Latour;
  • Conduct his/her research under scientific guidance of the coordinator of the Chair Interbrew-Baillet Latour;
  • Publish at least two papers in the Interbrew-Baillet Latour Working Papers;
  • Mention the research scholarship in all publications concerning the research resulting from the grant;
  • Present the developments in his/her research at the beginning and at the end of the stay by means of a lecture or a research seminar.

  • A similar grant is offered by the Chair Interbrew-Baillet Latour at the Instituut voor Internationaal en Europees Beleid at the Katholieke Universiteit te Leuven (Belgium). The two grants may not be claimed at the same time.
Professor Tanguy de Wilde Coordinator of the Chair Interbrew  Baillet Latour UCL.
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