The General Fellowship Programme

About the Programme and the Eligibility Criteria
The Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study (SCAS) offers a General Residential Fellowship Programme
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 academic events beyond their own fields of specialization.

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 post-
doctoral 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 or one semester.

The academic year runs from the beginning of September to mid-June. The autumn semester starts at the
beginning of September and ends in mid-December. The spring semester begins in early January and ends
in mid-June.

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 and Deadline
Applications for the academic year 2023/24 must be submitted electronically via the Varbi online application
system. Applications will be processed through the online system and only documents submitted via the system
by the deadline will be considered. Please note that letters of reference are optional. 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 system or send them to SCAS).The Varbi system will be open for applications between 1 March –
1 July 2022.

LINK to VARBI: Apply for a General Fellowship >>

The deadline for application for the academic year 2023/24 is on 1 July 2022 (23:59 CET).

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.

Applicants will be notified of the results no later than 31 March 2023.

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

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