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Postdoctoral Fellowship: Application Process

Choose a Position


Choose the most relevant postdoctoral position, according to your area of expertise and academic interests.

Check Yout Eligibility


HSE University welcomes international applicants who hold a recently received PhD degree (one that has been awarded over the previous 5 years) in relevant fields by a major international research university. Candidates may also be PhD students at the time of their application, but the degree must have been obtained by the time a HSE job contract commences.

A PhD programme completed by a candidate should have a strong research focus in the field of the application. 

Fluent English is obligatory. Knowledge of Russian is not required.


Respective departments may have extra requirements for their positions. Please check them in the position description. 

Prepare Your Documents


An application packet for a postdoctoral position is obligatory and must include:

  • a candidate’s CV;
  • a research statement;
  • published papers, a job market paper or other writing samples;
  • at least two letters of recommendation;
  • if necessary, other documents as specified by a host department.

The documents package should be submitted via an online application form. Letters of recommendation can be sent directly to fellowship@hse.ru before the application deadline. 

Please note that direct applications to a hiring laboratory may not be reviewed.  

Submit an Application


  • click “Apply” under the position description
  • fill in the online form
  • submit the application

Send the Recommendation Letters


If you haven't uploaded your letters of recommendation via an online form, ask your referees (at least two) to send the letters directly to the Review Committee at International Faculty Recruitment to fellowship@hse.ru before the application deadline. Please note that your application will not be considered if the submission of recommendation letters is late.

Wait for the Review


After the deadline, the Review Committee shall review and consider each application package on the basis of academic appointability, research potential, and its match to each HSE University faculty’s research interests and academic environment. During the review, you may be contacted for a remote interview.

Get the Response


After all of the review steps, the final decisions will be made. In case of the acceptance, you will be sent an offer for the position with all the relevant information.

Have any questions?

For more information, please check the FAQ page.


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