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.

Fellows receive a monthly stipend or salary, 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 accommodation
for fellows who do not live in the Stockholm–Uppsala region.

Application and Deadline
Applications are reviewed by the Collegium once a year. In conjunction with the review, applications may be
sent to external referees. Final decisions are taken by the Principal of the Collegium in consultation with
Permanent and Long-term Fellows.

Candidates wishing to apply for a Karlgren-Eisenstadt Fellowship must submit the following documents no
later than 1 July 2018 for the academic year 2019–20.

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. (Please note that a letter of reference will be taken into consideration
only if it has been submitted to the email address below by the application deadline at the latest.)

Applications should be e-mailed to:

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