The Karlgren-Eisenstadt Fellowship Programme
About the Programme and the Eligibility Criteria
In addition to being a national resource for all social and human sciences, the Swedish Collegium for
Advanced Study (SCAS) maintains a long-term commitment in three broad areas, one of which is to
support humanistic disciplines that are of crucial importance to understanding the cultural multiplicity
of the world. In that context, the Collegium pursues a programme with a focus on transformative
periods in global history, with special emphasis on China, namely the Karlgren-Eisenstadt Programme.
The programme is carried out with the financial support of Riksbankens Jubileumsfond (the Swedish
Foundation for Humanities and Social Sciences; RJ).
A core component of the programme is a series of workshops, tentatively planned for a five-year period,
with a focus on comparative aspects of history and civilization. The aim is not so much to demonstrate
results already achieved but rather to examine and probe avenues of future research and elucidate hitherto-
unexplored or hitherto-unexpected paths of inquiry. The workshops are coordinated by Björn Wittrock,
Principal of SCAS, and Michael J. Puett, Walter C. Klein Professor of Chinese History and Chair of the
Committee on the Study of Religion at Harvard University.
The fellowships are another component of the programme. Fellowships are awarded for either one academic
year or one semester. Candidates must have an outstanding record of scholarly achievements in the study of
the history, culture and languages of China. Applicants must have held their PhD for at least three years by
the time of application.
Karlgren-Eisenstadt Fellows receive a monthly stipend, the size of which will be decided after consultation
with the fellow and a consideration of relevant circumstances. The Collegium will provide and pay for
Application and Deadline
Candidates wishing to apply for a Karlgren-Eisenstadt Fellowship must submit the following documents no
later than 1 June of the year prior to the academic year for which they are applying, i.e. 1 June 2017 for
the academic year 2018–19.
1. The completed application form: Application Form (PDF file. When the file opens, save it on your
computer. You can then complete the application form on your computer and e-mail it to us as an attachment)
2. A curriculum vitae (4 pages maximum)
3. A description of your intended research project (5 to 10 pages)
4. A list of publications
5. Three articles, including a brief rationale for selecting the articles (100 words maximum per article)
6. (Optional) up to 3 letters of reference
Applications should be e-mailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any questions about the Karlgren-Eisenstadt Fellowships, please contact the secretariat:
Phone: +46 18 55 70 85
Fax: +46 18 52 11 09