The new Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies Core Fellowships is now available for international researchers for the year 2019. This fellowship is available for researchers from the humanities, social sciences, behavioural sciences, theology and law, as well as to researchers in other fields who focus on topics related to the human sciences
The Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies selects researchers through an extremely high-level international competition. Each year, fewer than 5% of applicants are accepted.
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Founded in 2001, the Helsinki Collegium has established itself as a creative and inspiring researcher community and environment, with time for research and researcher interaction and room for a range of researcher roles. The Collegium is the first institute of its kind in Finland and a pioneer in facilitating innovative interdisciplinary research and international research cooperation. You may find more detailed information below on life at the Collegium and on the Collegium’s mission and administrative structure.
- Applications Deadline: September 13, 2018. The annual open call usually from August to September.
- Course Level: This fellowship is available for researchers.
- Study Subject: Open to researchers from the humanities, social sciences, behavioural sciences, theology and law, as well as to researchers in other fields who focus on topics related to the human sciences.
- Scholarship Award: Research director’s salary will be based on levels 8 – 10 of the demands level chart for teaching and research personnel in the salary system of the Finnish universities. An average starting salary for a newly appointed research director (full professor level) is ca. 5700 euros/month (pre-tax). The salary of a university researcher (mid-career position) is based on levels 6-7 with the starting salary of about 4000 euros/month (4700 euros/month) (pre-tax). And the starting salary of a post-doctoral researcher is based on level 5 with the starting salary of about 3500 euros/month (pre-tax).
What they offer:
- Time and freedom for concentrated research free from administrative duties and from a large teaching obligation
- Thriving and stimulating collegial work environment in the centre of Helsinki, surrounded by libraries
- Salaried positions with associated benefits (paid family and sick leave, pension benefits and occupational healthcare) in accordance with the General Collective Agreement for Universities
- Office space
- Language check services
- Travel and research allowance
- Taxable relocation allowance for those newly recruited fellows who must relocate to the Helsinki area from elsewhere in Finland and in the world
- Relocation assistance for international fellows
- Social programming and limited in-house wellness services
- Nationality: This fellowship is available for international students.
- Number of Scholarships: Usual number of appointments 8–14 per year
- Scholarship can be taken in Finland
Eligibility for the Scholarship
Eligible Countries: This fellowship is available for international students.
Entrance Requirements: Applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Ability to work in an international research environment of a high standard
- Ability to participate in the inter- and multidisciplinary cooperation fostered by the Collegium
- The doctoral degree must have been conferred by the deadline for applications. In addition to holding a doctoral degree, successful applicants are expected to have other academic merits.
- The results of the proposed research can be published in high-quality international journals or by a distinguished publisher.
English Language Requirements: Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.
How to Apply: The application will consist of the following documents:
- The application in the electronic recruitment system
- An abstract of the research proposal (4000 characters)
- A Curriculum vitae (8000 characters)
- A List of publications (8000 characters)
- The research proposal (12000 characters)
- A Letter of motivation (8000 characters)