The Nordic Fellowship Programme (2024-25 & 2025-26)

Programme and Eligibility Criteria
The Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study (SCAS) offers a Nordic Residential Fellowship Programme,
in the humanities and social sciences, open to scholars who hold a position at a university in the Nordic
countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland and Norway, as well as the Faroe Islands, Greenland and Åland).
The programme is funded by Riksbankens Jubileumsfond (RJ).

The purpose of the Nordic Fellowship Programme is to strengthen the ties between the Swedish research
community and Nordic colleagues. The programme promotes collaboration across disciplinary boundaries,
and aims to attract scholars who are interested in interdisciplinary research, discussion and collaboration.

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 aca-
demic 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.

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

Fellows receive a monthly salary. The Collegium hopes that fellows will explore possibilities to apply for
other outside support (such as sabbatical salaries and/or grants).

The Collegium will provide and pay for accommodation for fellows who do not live in the Stockholm–
Uppsala region. When possible, the Collegium also tries to offer accommodation to fellows from Stock-
holm who are not able to commute.

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 down-
loaded by members of the selection committee, and may also be sent to external referees, outside of the

The application deadline for the academic year 2024 - 2025 has passed (30 April 2024).
The application deadline for the academic year 2025 - 2026 is on 1 June 2024 (23:59 CET).

Applications to all our fellowship programmes are reviewed by the same committee. For this reason, we
kindly ask candidates to only apply to one fellowship programme. Applying to more than one fellowship
programme will not increase your chances of being awarded a fellowship at SCAS. For the Nordic Fellow-
ship Programme, though, it is possible to apply to both 2024-25 and 2025-26.

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, but it has to be in English.
  5. An account of why you wish to be at SCAS (rather than at another institute for advanced
    study) (not exceeding 100 words)
  6.  An account of how you would benefit from a stay at SCAS (not exceeding 100 words) 
  7.  An account of how you would contribute to the academic and social environment at SCAS
    (not exceeding 100 words) 
  8. (Optional) up to 3 letters of reference (Please note that letters of reference must be up-
    loaded 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.)

APPLY HERE >> (for 2025-26)
(Link to Varbi)

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 weekdays
to receive assistance should you have questions or need technical support.

Applicants will be notified of the results through Varbi no later than 15 May 2024 for 2024-25 and no later
than 28 February 2025 for 2025-26. 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 Nordic Fellowship Programme, please contact the secretariat:

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