The Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies (HCAS) at the University of Helsinki invites applications for Core fellowship (fixed-term appointments) to begin in August 2022. Applications are open for 10–15 fellows representing the career stages of early career (post-doctoral researchers), mid-career (university researchers) and full professors (research directors). Professorial fellows are appointed for a term of 6 to 12 months, university researchers for one to two years, and post-doctoral researchers for one to three years.

  • Applicants should have the ability to produce high-quality research in the humanities or social sciences.
  • Applications are particularly encouraged from bold applications that aim at theoretical integration or rethink the theoretical foundations of the research area or discipline.
  • Candidates are expected to demonstrate scholarly excellence relative to their career stage.
  • The merits of post-doctoral researchers should indicate the promise of scholarly excellence.
  • University researchers should have an internationally recognized research profile and the ability to contribute to the direction of their own field and to lead a research group.
  • Research directors should have the qualifications of a full professor with a distinguished track record in research, academic leadership, and international collaboration as well as in the obtainment of external research funding.


Apply online and all attachments must be saved as separate pdf documents (6 pdf documents) and named as follows: applicants surname title of the attachment.pdf (e.g. smith abstract.pdf).

  • Abstract of the research proposal (max. 4000 characters)
  • Curriculum vitae (max. 8000 characters),
  • List of publications (max. 8000 characters)
  • Research proposal (max. 12000 characters)
  • Letter of motivation (max. 8000 characters)
  • PhD certificate (post-doctoral researchers only)
—————–Quick Overview————-
Organization University of Helsinki
Country Finland
Fellowship Level Postdoctoral/Researcher/Faculty
Subject areas Humanities and Social Sciences
Fellowship amount Varies
Eligibility Open to all nationalities
Deadline 9 September 2021

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