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Research Assistants


Tenure-track HSE faculty members hired under an international job market contract can apply for research assistants from the graduate and  undergraduate student population at HSE, as well as HSE junior researchers, labs and research centers  managers that are compensated   for their work. Compensations are paid out of funds annually allocated to tenure-track HSE faculty members’ research and travel grants. Funds can be used flexibly for participation in international conferences where the internationally recruited tenure-track professor is presenting research, as well as for request to provide him/her with research materials and equipment such as computers and parts, laptops, office appliances and research assistance. 


Research assistants should help tenure-track HSE faculty members in carrying out concrete original research that would be targeted for publication in peer-reviewed international academic journals. It is important to remember that research assistants must always operate under their mentor’s supervision.  
 

Answers to frequently asked questions:

 Who is eligible?
This kind of support is normally available to internationally recruited tenure-track professors. The maximum amounts that can be available for research support and the conditions of its allocation are stated in individual work contracts. Internationally recruited tenure-track professors may engage the following individuals: graduate or undergraduate HSE students, junior researchers, labs and research centers managers.

 

How do I submit an application?  
Internationally recruited tenure-track professors need to complete an application.  


Form to fill out

 Research Assistant 2017 - application form


Fill out an application form and send it to the head of your structural subdivision, who is either the dean of your faculty or the head of your lab. If you have two contracts, then your application must be approved by both and send to International Faculty Support Unit. Upon sending the form, please urge your research assistants to coordinate with International Faculty Support Unit for further procedures.
 

When can applications be submitted?
Applications are submitted all over the fiscal year. Please note that accounting department will not accept any requirements for payments submitted after December 1 of the current year. Applications are valid for the duration of the fiscal year. If a subject is continued in the next fiscal year, a new application for research assistant must be submitted.


How many research assistants can an internationally recruited tenure-track professor recruit? 
An internationally recruited tenure-track professor can recruit any number of research assistants.

Can an assistant be replaced?
An internationally recruited tenure-track professor has the right to replace a previously selected research assistant if the research assistant is unable to perform the assigned tasks. To replace a research assistant an internationally recruited tenure-track professor must complete a new application for a new teaching assistant and notify International Faculty Support Unit by email about the replacement. This communication should indicate the date starting from which a new research assistant should be recruited.

 

Dear colleagues, please direct your research assistants to relevant International Faculty Support Unit staff to complete the agreements. For further information they should contact us by email: ifaculty.support@hse.ru