The Global Horizons Fellowship Programme (2024-25)

Programme and 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 programme is funded by Riksbankens Jubileumsfond (RJ).

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 Knowledge
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 governance 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
other academic events beyond their own fields of specialization.

The Fellowship Programme offers 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.
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 has passed.

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 Global Horizons Fellowship Programme, please contact the secretariat:

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