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Associate Fellowships

Yearly Call for Nominations to the AIAS Associate Fellowship Programme for Aarhus University Researchers (February 2022)

The AIAS associate fellowship programme was launched in 2021, with currently 28 researchers from Aarhus University (https://aias.au.dk/aias-fellows/associate-fellows/) as an integrated and rewarding part of the AIAS community. The associate fellowship programme has proven to be a successful and stimulating addition to the interdisciplinary and international environment of AIAS. The aim is to strengthen the ties between AU and AIAS and to extend the interdisciplinary and international research community of Aarhus University.

Associate fellows are invited to participate in all academic activities as well as the weekly lunches and breakfasts. Associate fellows have the opportunity to engage in the AIAS community, explore interdisciplinary collaborations, and to use the facilities at AIAS for meetings, workshops, and conferences. AIAS offers support for associate fellows’ academic activities and events, taking place in collaboration with AIAS fellows.

The fellowships will be limited to two years, and will be awarded with the expectation of an active participation in the AIAS community.

Each faculty is invited to nominate up to four researchers for an AIAS Associate Fellowship for the period of August 2022 – July 2024. From the faculty nominations a maximum of 15 fellows will be selected by the AIAS Board of Directors.

Eligibility criteria

The associate fellowship scheme is for both established and recently recruited researchers at Aarhus University. It is a requirement that the researcher is in a permanent (including tenure-track) position.

Application requirements

  • Short CV of the applicant (max. 2 pages).
  • Argumentation for the fellowships’ mutual benefit for the applicant, the department and AIAS, and for the international and interdisciplinary collaborative interest and ambition of the applicant (one page). Written by the applicant.

Nomination process

  • February 2022: Call is sent to the faculties (The Deans’ offices).
  • March – April 2022: The Deans’ offices organize the faculty process for nominations via heads of departments.
  • May 18, 2022: Deadline for forwarding nominations to Director Søren Rud Keiding (keiding@aias.au.dk) and cc Pia Leth Andersen (plan@aias.au.dk). 
  • June 2022: The AIAS Board of Directors and the AIAS director will conduct the final selection of max 15 fellows, based on the nominations from all five faculties. In the selection, diversity in terms of gender, disciplines and the match with the AIAS fellows will be taken into consideration.
  • June 2022: Announcement of fellowships.
  • August 2022: Beginning of fellowship period.

Questions can be directed to Søren Rud Keiding (keiding@aias.au.dk) or Lotte Holm (lho@aias.au.dk).


Deadline: 18 May 2022.

Next call expected in the Spring 2023.


  • Lotte Holm at lho@aias.au.dk, Head of Secretariat, AIAS Deputy Director.


Currently AIAS has 39 Associate Fellows. See who they are here.