BEAR 2018 Summer School Graduate Mobility Grants

This year’s BEAR Network Summer School Mobility Grants allow graduate students to travel to Montreal to participate in the first BEAR Summer School untitled “Between the EU and Russia: Transnational ‘Soft Power’ and Societal Activism,” to be held in June 18-23, 2018.

A preliminary program is available here.

The grants are available to full-time thesis students enrolled in a graduate degree program at a BEAR partner university who are under the supervision of a network member. A limited number of grants are available on a competitive basis. Exceptional advanced undergraduates will also be considered.

By allowing students to directly exchange with and learn from experts in the field, the mobility grant is meant to contribute towards specialized formation and the completion of the thesis. Students will be selected on the basis of their need for additional expertise in the subject, and their justification for participating in the school.

The student must:
Be enrolled in a graduate degree program at one of the BEAR partner universities.
Exceptional advanced undergraduate students will be considered as well.
Be under the supervision of one of the BEAR Network members.
Be approved by his/her supervisor to take part in this mobility opportunity.

Travel, accommodation and per diem for up to 9 days will be sponsored by the Network.

The deadline for submitting candidacies is March 10, 2018.

How to Apply
Submit the following documents to Florence Séguin by March 10, 2018, via e-mail at

Motivation letter (two pages maximum)
Brief e-mail from the supervisor confirming his/her support

Selected students must complete all course requirements, as per the final syllabus.
Students will be asked to write a short post-course report for the BEAR website.

Students will receive a certificate of participation from the Network upon completion of the course.