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Application for IOE SemyonovAward Internships 2020 Now Open

Application for IOE SemyonovAward Internships 2020 Now Open

We welcome proposals for this year’s round of the SemyonovAward internships for early-career scholars in higher education that are hosted by the IOE Laboratory for University Development. Submissions are open until March 20, 2020.

What Is SemyonovAward?

Spearheaded by the University Development Lab at the HSE University Moscow since 2019, SemyonovAward offers young aspiring researchers of higher education prime opportunities for cross-border networking and expertise exchange. Our ambition is to help early-career scholars get better poised to build academic collaborations and deliver R&D that count at scale.

What Is the Award’s Internship?

The Award’s internships are based at the IOE University Development Lab, a leading hub for multi-strand scholarship in higher education. A team of accomplished Russian scholars and partner academics of global renown, the Lab builds on unique empirical repositories that cut across the dimensions of university systems worldwide.

In 2020, there are FOUR internships offered as part of SemyonovAward. Priority will be given to projects that explore / aim to explore cases of Russian higher education and are in line with the Lab’s R&D agenda.

What Does the Lab Offer?  

The internship is typically a sojourn of three to eight weeks. Winners are provided with a fully equipped personal workspace on the Lab premises at the HSE Institute of Education in historic downtown Moscow. We offer an empowering and invigorating environment so one can leverage their research while taking advantage of unique data on Russian higher education, preference access to on- and off-campus events, including the 2020 International Summer School on Higher Education Research, etc.

Please note that the Award covers travel and accommodation only.

Am I Eligible to Apply?

We invite applications from MA and PhD students alongside postdoc researchers with up to five years’ experience since PhD hooding.

How Do I Apply?

Please submit an extended research proposal, a CV, and a motivation letter in English by March 20, 2020.

The SemyonovAward International Committee will announce shortlisted applicants in April 2020.


Read about the Award’s inaugural round of 2019