SCAS Human Past Fellowship Programme

Closing Date: 15/04/2024

Residential fellowship programme at the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study in Uppsala open to scholars from all countries engaged in research on different aspects of the human past, in fields such as archaeology, population genetics and historical linguistics.

The Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study (SCAS) is a Swedish scholarly community where Fellows pursue research of their own choosing in a context of interdisciplinary dialogue and cooperation. SCAS was founded in 1985 through an initiative of the Swedish research councils and the Swedish Foundation for Humanities and Social Sciences (RJ – Riksbankens Jubileumsfond). It is a national scientific institution, chartered by the Government of Sweden as an Institute for Advanced Study, mainly in the social and human sciences.

The SCAS Human Past Fellowship Programme, funded by the Swedish Research Council as a component of the Center for the Human Past, supports visiting fellows conducting cross-disciplinary research, in fields such as archaeology, population genetics and historical linguistics, to explore the shared history of the world’s populations over the past 10,000 years, a period marked by the advent of agrarian food production, population growth and linguistic changes, as well as the emergence of early civilizations.

The programme aims to attract research fellows pursuing research on different aspects of the human past, combining methods and materials from different disciplines. The programme’s primary focus is on research work relating to three major migration events: The Indo-European-, Bantu- and Austro-nesian expansions. Of particular interest are scholars who are interested in exploring archaeological evidence, linguistic changes, or genetic factors associated with any of these major archaeological and linguistic expansions.

The programme gives fellows the opportunity to spend either one semester or one academic year at the Collegium to concentrate on their own research interests, free from the teaching and administrative obligations of ordinary university life. Fellows will also engage with the scholarly community of the Collegium and participating in seminars and academic events beyond their own fields of specialisation.

The programme will offer one Advanced Fellowship, and one Young Scholar Fellowship per year.

Funding body Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study (SCAS)
Maximum value 455,000 SEK
Reference ID S26161
Category Economic and Social Research
Arts and Humanities
Fund or call Fund