The Global Horizons Fellowship Programme

About the Programme and the Eligibility Criteria
The Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study (SCAS) offers the Global Horizons Residential Fellowship
Programme open to scholars from all countries, engaged in research in the field of global governance.

The purpose of the Global Horizons Programme is to advance multidisciplinary frontline research on
global future governance issues, focusing on large-scale challenges. The programme aims to attract
research fellows pursuing research on contemporary aspects of globalization and to promote a thematic
collaboration across faculty lines. The programme revolves around three thematic areas: Global Know-
ledge Cultures and Regimes; Global Political Predicaments; and Global Futures
. The programme is future-
oriented in its ambition to contribute to the advancement of knowledge on contemporary forms of gover-
nance and their future implications.

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.

The Fellowship Programme will offer one Advanced Fellowship, and one Young Scholar Fellowship per
year during a five-year period. For the Advanced Fellowship, the candidate should, at the time of application,
have held a PhD (or equivalent degree) for at least seven years, have a track record of significant and original
research achievements, and be active at the international forefront of his/her research field. Early-career scholars
applying for the Young Scholar Fellowship should have a promising track record of independent achievements
at the post-doctoral level (at the most seven years from PhD degree), including significant publications, and be
active in international fora.

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

Short-term Research Stays
The programme also invites small groups of two to five internationally qualified scholars, primarily based (but
not exclusively) at Swedish universities, for short-term research stays at SCAS (for approximately two weeks
to two months) during which they can engage in topical, collaborative work. People may come from all fields,
but need to have a demonstrated focus on the themes in the programme. An application can be sent in to the
Collegium during the whole academic year. Please contact to learn more
on how to apply for a short-term research stay.

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. The Varbi system will be open for applications between 1 March – 1 June 2022.

The deadline for application for the academic year 2023/24 is on 1 June 2022.

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.

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