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Join AIAS

A fellowship at AIAS gives freedom,
independence and funding to work in
depth with a research project for a period
of one up to three years.

What we offer

A fellowship at AIAS offers you a unique opportunity to pursue your own research project in an inspiring international and multidisciplinary environment. An AIAS fellowship has a distinct focus on career development for especially young talented researchers, offering both academic mentorship, career development in transferable skills and opportunities to organize large-scale multidisciplinary and international conferences. The Programme seeks to enhance your genuine understanding of the methodologies and approaches of other scientific disciplines at the highest level, thus making cross-disciplinary inspiration and initiatives possible. A fellowship includes funds for research expenses and travels, a competitive salary, relocation services and working-conditions that offers work-life balance.

Who can apply?

The AIAS fellowship programmes are open for application by top-level researchers holding a PhD and a minimum of two years of post-doctoral research experience. The AIAS fellowship schemes are available for application by researchers from all academic research disciplines from all over the world and at all levels of seniority.

Why apply?

As an AIAS fellow you have freedom and independence to develop your own research ideas with access to excellent facilities. You can choose your research topic freely within all academic areas. You gain the possibility of engaging in multidisciplinary exchanges and collaborations that will provide you with new perspectives on your own research topic. You can strengthen your transferrable skills through the range of career developing opportunities offered, boost your international scientific network and advance your future career possibilities.  

How long does a fellowship last?

A fellowship at AIAS gives freedom, independence and funding to work in depth with a research project for a period of one up to three years at AIAS. 

What you can apply for

Currently, AIAS offers the following three different fellowship schemes:


AIAS-COFUND Fellowships

AIAS-COFUND fellowships are available for the most talented researchers from around the world and within all research disciplines and topics.  

Who can apply?

The target group of the programme is talented researchers at all career stages with a PhD and a minimum of two years of fulltime postdoctoral research experience at the time of the application deadline. 

Applicants must comply with a mobility demand:    

  • Applicants must not have resided or carried out their main activities (work etc.) for more than 12 months in Denmark in the 3 years immediately prior to the call deadline. Time spent as part of a procedure for obtaining refugee status under the Geneva Convention, compulsory national service and/or short stays such as holidays are not taken into account.

Jens Christian Skou Fellowships

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 (JCS) Fellowship. 

Who can apply?

Applicants must have a PhD and a minimum of two years of postdoctoral research experience at the time of the application deadline. Furthermore, applicants must hold a tenured position or be in a tenure track position, at Aarhus University, at the time of the application deadline, as well as at the time of commencement of the fellowship.

EURIAS Fellowships

The European Institutes for Advanced Study (EURIAS) Fellowship Programme offers 10-month residencies - mainly in the Humanities and Social Sciences - in 19 European cities.


Support

The AIAS fellowship schemes have received support from:

The European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for Research, Technological development and Demonstration under grant agreement no 609033 and The European Union’s Horizon 2020 under grant agreement no 754513.

Aarhus University's Research Foundation