On 18 December 2020, ‘HERAS Plus’ Project organized an Online Information Session on the Scholarship Fund, or, as it is referred in the Project, the PhD and Post-Doc Fellowships Program. The Fellowship Program aims at contributing to Kosovo academic community, and institutions, by developing researchers graduated from Austrian Universities.
A comprehensive presentation of the Program was delivered by Ms. Silvia Riegler, Program Officer at the Austrian Agency for International Cooperation in Education and Research (OeAD). The presentation offered an overall overview of the scholarships, including the target group, the eligibility criteria, the timetable and the application and selection procedure. It was also presented that the objective of the call is that PhD students and post-doc researchers will contribute to the institutional capacity development of their home institutions in Kosovo by completing their PhD studies and the post-doc research at an university in Austria.
The session proved very informative and interactive. Up to 38 participants joint the online session, many of whom contributed with questions, comments, and discussion. The Session was moderated by Mr. Nehat Dervishi, Thematic Coordinator for Higher Education within ‘HERAS Plus’ Project. The Project Team continues to receive and address questions from candidates interested in applying for the Program. .