Åland Peace Fellowship 2023

The Åland Islands Peace Institute is pleased to announce a new call for the Åland Peace Fellowship.

The Institute invites researchers in the fields of peace research, international law, political science or other relevant disciplines to apply for the Åland Peace Fellowship 2023.

For 2023 we will give priority to applications relevant to matters of sustainability issues in territorial autonomies, including autonomous islands. The Peace Fellowship entails a research stay on the Åland Islands, lasting approximately 2 months in the autumn of 2023, as agreed.

Free form applications are welcome until 22 January 2023 by email to the Institute’s Director, Sia Spiliopoulou Åkermark at sia@peace.ax cc Research Coordinator Petra Granholm petra@peace.ax

A Peace Fellowship comprises the following benefits:

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  • A return ticket (economy) from your place of residence to Mariehamn
  • A monthly stipend of 1200 euro
  • Accommodation in Mariehamn in a single room apartment or guesthouse, alternatively assistance in finding appropriate accommodation
  • Working space and access to our small but specialized library
  • The possibility to present your work at a public seminar• A collegial atmosphere and the possibility to discuss your research and ideas with the Institute’s staff and networks
  • The possibility to partake at internal or external seminars and events organised by the Peace Institute as appropriate and agreed
  • The possibility to conduct research through accessing key sources on the Åland Islands
  • The possibility to publish your work as part of our online open-access report series “Report from the Åland Islands Peace Institute” or the “Journal of
    Autonomy and Security Studies”, http://www.jass.ax
  • The possibility to attend and/or contribute to a coming E-course “Territorial Autonomy as a Tool for Diversity and Conflict Resolution – Lessons from the Åland Example”.

    Your application should include:
  • a letter of motivation, including full contact details and an explanation how a stay in the Åland Islands and the Peace Institute could contribute to your work and how you believe you can contribute to the work of the Institute
  • a short outline (max 1.500 words) of the work you intend to undertake as a fellow at the Institute (including topic, relevance and methodology)
  • a brief CV (max 2 pages)
  • a recent writing sample (e.g. article, report, thesis). A good command of either English or Swedish/Scandinavian is a prerequisite for being able to fully benefit from the fellowship.

How To Apply?

We welcome applications from all parts of the world, in particular from regions with experiences of issues of territorial autonomy, sustainability and management of natural resources. Applicants from a minority or indigenous background and islands are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants must have concluded studies at master level, as a minimum, and be involved in research work.

All information about how to apply you find here.

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  1. This will be a good opportunity to engage in a research that aimed at promoting peaceful co-existence between and among people through collective collaboration to make the world a better place.

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