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Barbro Klein Fellowship in Sweden 2022

Swedish Collegium for Advanced Studies SCAS is taking applications for the Barbro Klein Fellowship Program on Global Cultural and Social Diversity in 2022/2023.

The Barbro Klein Fellowship Program is a recently launched research program, which aims to advance the study of cultural diversity in an international perspective. The fellowship program is open to scholars from across fields in the humanities and social sciences, with an emphasis on research on cultural and social multiplicity, cultural heritage and creativity, societal structures and public struggle, and variations of cultural expressions in local and international perspective.

The program affords fellows the chance to focus on their own research interests, free from the teaching and administrative responsibilities of ordinary university life. Fellows are, however, required to be active members of the academic community of the Collegium and to take part in workshops and academic events outside their own fields of specialization.

The Barbro Klein Fellowship program encourages, but is not restricted to, applications from talented younger scholars in non-Western nations and of underrepresented gender. At the period of application, the applicant should have held a PhD (or equivalent degree) for a minimum of three years. The application should have a promising track record of independent accomplishments beyond the post-doctoral level, comprising substantial publications, and be active in international fora.

Candidates may put in for a full academic session or one semester.

About Swedish Collegium for Advanced Studies

The Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study (SCAS) intends to offer optimal research conditions for curiosity- guided research. The Collegium is a scholarly community where Fellows seek research of their own choice in a context of cross-disciplinary dialogue and collaboration. Since its establishment in 1985, it aims to protect and nurture autonomous inquiry, collaborative and deep thinking, and to lay emphasis on the importance of academic freedom globally. Governmental support and backing from major research foundations enable the invited Fellows to freely make a decision on their study and to engage in dedicated research.

Commissioned by the Government of Sweden as an institute for advanced education, SCAS is a national scientific institution. The Collegium is receiving applications from candidates across the range of the human and social sciences, and also from the natural sciences. All candidates are evaluated based on their individual accomplishments and the quality and promise of their research proposal, and also those who apply within the framework of a group. 

Worth of Barbro Klein Fellowship

  • Fellows of the Barbro Klein Fellowship Program get a monthly salary. Candidates may want to think about seeking extra financial assistance from other sources, like sabbatical leave.
  • The Collegium will offer and pay for housing for Fellows who do not reside in the Stockholm–Uppsala region.

Eligibility for Barbro Klein Fellowship

  • The fellowship program encourages, but is not restricted to, applications from skilled younger scholars in non-Western nations and of underrepresented gender.
  • At the period of application, the candidate should have held a PhD (or equivalent degree) for a minimum of three years.
  • The application should have a promising track record of autonomous accomplishments beyond the post-doctoral level, including substantial publications, and be active in international fora.
  • Candidates may apply for a full academic session or one semester.

How to Apply for Barbro Klein Fellowship

Applications for the academic session 2022/23 have to be submitted by electronic means through the Varbi online application system. The Varbi system will be available for applications between 1 March and 1 July 2021.

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Final decisions are reached by the Principal of the Collegium in conference with a selection panel comprised of Long-term Fellows. This implies that all applications (comprising personal data) will be downloaded by members of the selection panel, and may also be forwarded to external referees, outside of the EU/EEA.

If you have any enquiries about the Barbro Klein Fellowship Program, please get in touch with the secretariat: [email protected]

Application Deadline

The closing date for application for the academic session 2022/23 is on July 1, 2021.

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