Jens Christian Skou Fellowships

Up to 5 JCS Fellowships available


For Aarhus University employees

Aarhus University employees with a distinguished track record in research, who intend to explore innovative, high-risk topics in their scientific research areas, are encouraged to apply for a Jens Christian Skou Fellowship. Applicants must hold a position at Aarhus University at the time of the application deadline as well as at the time of commencement of the fellowship period in order to be an eligible candidate. 

In this call, AIAS offers up to 5 Jens Christian Skou fellowships of various lengths where fellows can fully devote time to research, completely unrestricted by other obligations. The applicant should plan the duration of the fellowship according to his/her research proposal. Fellows are free to decide how much to engage in teaching or clinical work, if at all, but the main focus area should be the development of their chosen research area.

All AIAS fellows are expected to be physically situated in AIAS’ buildings on campus, to participate in AIAS’ programmes and events, and to organize activities such as workshops, public talks or speakers' series in order to contribute to the intellectual life at the Institute and at Aarhus University.

Employment conditions for fellows

During the JCS fellowship at AIAS, you will still be employed at your current institute. However, an appendix will be added to your employment contract stating new place of work and that you will report to the director of AIAS during the fellowship. Salary compensation to the home institute will be offered in the form of the equivalent of the net pay for a postdoc position.

Two types of Jens Christian Skou Fellowships are available

  • Jens Christian Skou Junior Fellowships: Fellowship duration from 12 to 18 months for researchers with postdoctoral research careers of 2-10 years (at the time of application deadline).
  • Jens Christian Skou Senior Fellowships: Fellowship duration from 6 to 12 months for researchers at a high international level, equivalent to professors or highly qualified associate professors with postdoctoral research careers of +10 years (at the time of application deadline).

Application process 

Applications must be submitted electronically via the online application system:

Read more about the call

For a detailed description of the JCS fellowships, the requirements to the contents of the application and the usage of the electronic application system, please refer to:

Selection Committee

Prof. Dr. Heide Schulz-Vogt, Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research, Germany
Prof. Li Bennich-Björkman, Uppsala Universitet, Sweden
Prof. Taina Pihlajaniemi, University of Oulu, Finland
Prof. Karin Gundersen, University of Oslo, Norway
Prof. Jørgen Frøkiær, Aarhus University, Denmark
Prof. Karl Anker Jørgensen, Aarhus University, Denmark
Prof. Morten Kyndrup, AIAS, Aarhus University, Denmark