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.
Scholars may apply for a full academic year or one semester.
The collegium also encourages early career and senior scholars to see if they may be eligible to apply to
SCAS via the EURIAS Fellowship Programme. For more information, please see The EURIAS Fellowship
Programme or www.eurias-fp.eu
Fellows receive a monthly stipend or salary, the size of which will be decided after consultation with the fellow
and a consideration of relevant circumstances. Applicants are encouraged to seek additional financial support
from other sources (e.g. sabbatical leave and research grants). The Collegium will provide and pay for
accommodation for fellows who do not live in the Stockholm–Uppsala region.
Application and Deadline
Fellowships are awarded on the basis of scholarly excellence. Applications are reviewed three times a year. In
conjunction with these meetings, applications are also sent to external referees for review. Applications may be
submitted two to three years in advance of the period for which candidates wish to come.
However, the deadline for a particular academic year is on the 1st of August the year before.
The deadline for the academic year 2018/19 is on 1 August 2017.
The deadline for the academic year 2019/20 is on 1 August 2018.
If you wish to apply, please submit the following:
1. The completed application form: Application Form (PDF file. When the file opens, save it on your computer. You can then complete the application form on your computer and e-mail it to us as an attachment)
2. A curriculum vitae (4 pages maximum)
3. A description of your intended research project (5 to 10 pages)
4. A list of publications
5. Three articles, including a brief rationale for selecting the articles (100 words maximum per article)
6. (Optional) up to 3 letters of reference
Applications should be e-mailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any questions about the General Fellowship Programme, please contact the secretariat:
Phone: +46 18 55 70 85
Fax: +46 18 52 11 09