CIMO Winter School In Finland

Deadline: 22 October, 2012
Open to: young researchers and postgraduate students from Russia and Ukraine
Venue: Tvärminne zoological station of the University of Helsinki, Finnland, 11 – 16 March, 2013


The Centre for International Mobility CIMO invites applications from Russian and Ukrainian postgraduate students for participation in the 17th Winter School organized during 11-16 March 2013 at Tvärminne zoological station of the University of Helsinki .

The goal of the Winter School is to enhance the mobility of young researchers and postgraduate students between Finland and the participating countries and to increase the cooperation between the universities.

The 17th CIMO Winter School is multidisciplinary – not for a particular, narrow field of science, but rather for a scientific topic. This time, the school focuses on plasticity in its many aspects, embracing topics from computer science, biochemistry, structural biology, nanoscience, cancer and cell biology, imaging, neuroscience and linguistics.

Applications from related fields, such as biochemistry, linguistics,molecular and cell biology, physiology, bioenergetics, imaging of cells, neuroscience, nanoscience, computer science, molecular medicine and medicine, etc. are welcome.


  • Plasticity in the nervous system
  • Brain, language and cognition
  • Cell biology and cancer
  • Nanoscience: from calculations and computation to biology


No participation fee is charged from the participants. Accommodation in student halls of residence and meals at course site are covered by CIMO. CIMO will also award a travel grant covering partial expense of the participants’ travel between their home town and Helsinki.


  • Written applications for participation are welcome from Russian and Ukrainian postgraduate students
  • The applicants must be citizens of Russia or Ukraine
  • The applicants must be not over 35 years of age
  • Applications are not accepted from those who have participated in one of the previous Winter Schools.

How to apply?

Before applying for participation in the 17th Winter School, the applicants are expected to contact one or more scientists/research group leaders at Finnish Universities to discuss a possible project with them. Expression of interest by the Finnish host will be considered an advantage during the selection process.

Application form and instructions you can find here

The complete paper versions of the applications should reach CIMO by 22 October 2012at the following address:
Centre for International Mobility CIMO/
P.O. Box 343 (Hakaniemenranta 6)
00531 Helsinki

Those Winter School participants who will be invited to Finland after the Winter School by Finnish research teams will be offered a scholarship from the CIMO Fellowship programme. The invited participants of the Winter School will be expected to come to work or study in Finland for 3 to 18 months. In 2012, the monthly amount of scholarship was 1200 euro.

You can check details here

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