The General Fellowship Programme

Programme and Eligibility Criteria
The Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study (SCAS) offers a General Residential Fellowship Programme,
mainly in the humanities and social sciences, open to scholars from all countries. The programme gives
fellows the opportunity to concentrate on their own research interests, free from the teaching and
administrative obligations of ordinary university life. Fellows are, however, expected to be active members
of the scholarly community of the Collegium and to participate in seminars and other academic events
beyond their own fields of specialization. The Collegium encourages scholars from diverse backgrounds,
institutions, and countries to apply.

At the time of application, the candidate must have held a PhD (or equivalent degree) for at least three
years. Early career scholars must have a promising track record of independent achievements beyond
the postdoctoral level, including significant publications, and be active in international fora.

Senior candidates (those who have held a PhD for at least ten years) must have demonstrated a track
record of significant and original research achievements over a sequence of years and be active at the
international forefront of their research fields.

As an applicant, you are not required to hold a university position at the time of application.

Scholars may apply for a full academic year (September – June) or one semester.

Fellows receive a monthly salary. Applicants may want to consider seeking additional financial support
from other sources, such as sabbatical leave. The Collegium will provide and pay for accommodation
for fellows who do not live in the Stockholm–Uppsala region.

Application Instructions and Deadline
Final decisions are taken by the Principal of the Collegium in consultation with a selection committee
composed of Long-term Fellows. This means that all applications (including personal data) will be
downloaded by members of the selection committee, and may also be sent to external referees, outside
of the EU/EEA.

The application deadline for the academic year 2024 - 2025 is on 1 June 2023 (23:59 CET).

Apply through the Varbi application system by filling in the online form and submitting as PDF-files the
following required application documents:

  1. A curriculum vitae (not exceeding 4 pages)

  2. A description of your intended research project (not exceeding 1500 words, excluding
    bibliography if any)

  3. A list of your major articles (up to ten) in international peer-reviewed journals and/or
    major research monographs or edited volumes

  4. One article of your choice (or chapter in an edited book, or chapter from a monograph
    by you), representing your scholarship. The article does not have to be related to your
    proposed research project. 

  5. An account of why you wish to be at SCAS (not exceeding 100 words)

  6. (Optional) up to 3 letters of reference (Please note that letters of reference must be
    uploaded by the candidate by the application deadline. It is not possible for referees
    to upload references into the online application system or send them to SCAS.)

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Once your application has been submitted, you will receive a confirmation email from the Varbi online
application system. Candidates are advised to submit their applications well ahead of the deadline. It may
take a few days to receive assistance should you have questions or need technical support.

Applicants will be notified of the results through Varbi no later than 28 February 2024. If you get a new
email address, please make sure to update it in your Varbi account.

If you have any questions related to the Varbi online application system, please contact Varbi’s support:

If you have any questions about the General Fellowship Programme, please contact the secretariat:

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