The 2022 Igor and Kristy Ilinsky Scholarship — Tartu Ülikooli Sihtasutus

The 2022 Igor and Kristy Ilinsky Scholarship

Scholarship description:

The aim of this scholarship is to support young Estonian neurologists/neuroscientists who want to study and improve their skills in the field of modern (and evolving) treatments in movement disorders, especially dyskinesias, and gain in-depth knowledge of the underlying scientific principles of these disorders. Year 2022 scholarship topic will focus on neuroradiology research with new methods for identification of subcortical structures of the human brain using magnetic resonance imaging. The scholarship is funded by Igor Ilinsky and Heli-Kristy Kultas-Ilinsky.

Number and size of scholarships:

One scholarship for 23 750 euros.

Application requirements:

Estonian citizens up to the age of 35 can apply for the scholarship. Applicants must be graduates of a medical school who are in or have signed up for residency program in radiology, have high level academic achievements, and are interested in modern therapeutic and diagnostic procedures such as deep brain stimulation, brain imaging, functional magnetic resonance, i.e., new evolving methods. Scholarship is also open to young doctoral graduates in radiology, also graduates in neuroscience who are particularly interested in modern imaging studies of human brain in cooperation with medical faculty in neurology, neurosurgery and radiology.

Applicants must identify a clinical and/or academic research program at a European or North American medical education centre and must be accepted in the program. Applicants should be able to justify their choice by providing arguments to show that the chosen program is in line with the objectives of the scholarship. They should also obtain a statement from the host institution about which field of research and/or activity the applicant is going to participate in.

To apply, submit:

  • scholarship application (in the electronic form of the foundation);
  • an overview of the applicant’s research experience and interests and a justification of how it relates to the objective of the scholarship (up to 2 pages in Estonian and English);
  •  a conformation letter from the receiving medical education centre;
  • a letter of recommendation from the supervisor;

  • other documents that the applicant deems necessary to be included, such as published papers, conference presentations, etc.

NB! As the scholarship applications are evaluated by an international committee, please submit your application in English.


Programs to consider:

Centre for Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Brain, University of Oxford, UK;

Departments of Radiology and Neurosurgery (Erik Middlebrooks), Mayo Clinic, Florida, USA;

Center for Brain Circuit Theraputics, Harvard University, Boston, USA;

Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, University College of London, UK;

Center for Basic Neuromodulation, and Department of Neuroradiology, Freiburg University Medical Center, Germany.