ITMO University is looking for researchers for short-term research collaboration. Micro Fellows are expected to conduct research and consult students with the end goal of publishing a scientific article in a high-ranking journal. The Micro Fellowship track aims to make science global and provide a unique experience to ITMO students via the international exchange of knowledge.

Micro Fellowship

Contract period:
1 month (with possibility of subsequent application for a long-term track)
Format of work:
One-time visit to ITMO (mandatory)
Publication requirements:
A paper in a Q1/Q2 journal with SJR > 1
Publication must be made within 8 months after the visit
170,000 RUB* + coverage of visa and travel expenses**
* Before income taxes.
** Economy-class tickets, as well as expenses for accommodation (standard single-room apartment) in St. Petersburg for the period of 1 month.
  • PhD holders (or equivalent). For holders of a Russian PhD, international experience at world's leading universities is preferred
  • H-index of 5 and above OR at least 4 articles in Q1-Q2 journals in the past 2 years
  • Assistant, associate or full professor position (or similar) at one of the world's leading universities preferred
  • No prior ITMO University employment/collaboration history
    All aforementioned criteria are preferable, but not mandatory. Outstanding applicants with other professional achievements supported by extra documents are also welcome to apply.
Expected Results (KPIs)
  • Number of publications (in Web of Science and Scopus-indexed journals):
    No less than 1 in collaboration with ITMO researchers (young scientists, PhDs and MSc preferred), to be submitted within 8 months from the start of the fellowship.
  • Cumulative SJR of the publication with the single affiliation of ITMO:
    No less than 1
  • Open lectures or seminars for students and staff:
    At least 2

    Please note: ITMO Fellowship Program deliverables cannot be substituted for deliverables of other ITMO University programs (for the purposes of reporting).
ITMO University provides all participants with:
Visa support
From applying for a visa to obtaining a work permit, we’ll take care of all your paperwork.
Travel support
We’ll make sure you get the best flight and accommodation – and book it for you.
How to apply
Applications are reviewed by the program committee six times a year according to the deadlines.
We expect successful candidates to begin their work at ITMO University within 6 months after the winners are announced.
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