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The next call in the AIAS-AUFF Fellowship programme is expected to open in the autumn of 2024.

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Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies (AIAS) is pleased to announce up to 10 AIAS-AUFF Fellowships in this 2023-2024 call. The AIAS-AUFF Fellowships are available for curiosity-driven, talented researchers from all over the world and within all research disciplines. Fellowships last for 23 months starting on 1 September 2024.

Why apply for an AIAS-AUFF Fellowship

AIAS is a haven for intellectual exploration that proudly hosts excellent researchers who are eager to conduct and develop their research in an interdisciplinary, international and collaborative research environment. AIAS rests upon the foundation principles of interdisciplinary pursuit, fostering global collaborations and nurturing an environment where innovative breakthroughs emerge through transparent and reflective discourses by providing a space for engagement, collaboration and creativity.

Who can apply for an AIAS-AUFF Fellowship

The call is open to curiosity-driven researchers:

  • of any nationality and from all disciplines
  • with a career experience of 2-10 years after completion of the Ph.D. (counted from the date on the Ph.D. diploma and to the time of the application deadline)
  • who comply with a mobility demand:
    applicants must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work etc.) for more than 12 months in Denmark in the two years immediately prior to the deadline of the call 

A unique interdisciplinary platform at AIAS

AIAS is located within the Aarhus University Campus and provides an environment in which connections spark, ideas flourish and boundaries fade as you engage not only with fellow researchers but also with colleagues from diverse departments and research hubs across the university.

Moreover, AIAS strives to provide a career-empowering environment, offering tailored career development activities that place a strong emphasis on cultivating essential competencies that are vital for a successful and thriving career in academia.

AIAS and Aarhus University strive to create a multidisciplinary, inclusive academic environment and to be an inspiring workplace for all by fostering a culture in which each individual has opportunities to thrive, achieve and develop. We view equality and diversity as assets, and we welcome all applicants.

The fellowship includes

Fellows are offered:

  • a salary based on seniority (employment conditions and wages are regulated through the Danish collective union agreements)
  • a fellowship for 23 month (commencing on 1 September 2024)
  • relocation travel costs covered 
  • relocation assistance.

Fellows will have office space at AIAS and can participate in the academic training activities, conferences and workshops at AIAS. They will also be affiliated with the relevant research environments at Aarhus University.

How to apply: Application process and deadline

Applications must be submitted online via the system: GrantOne.

In the ‘Guide for Applicants,’ you can find the detailed application requirements and more information on the structure of the online application system and the selection process and selection criteria.

After the application deadline, applications will be subject to an eligibility screening. A review and selection panel will evaluate each eligible proposal and make the final selection. 

Timeline of the application process

  • Opening of call: 10 November 2023.
  • Deadline for applications 1 February 2024 at 12.00 (noon) CET.
  • Evaluation and selection period: February-March 2024.
  • Applicants will receive answers: April 2024.
  • Fellowships begin: 1 September 2024.

About AIAS

As an 'Institute for Advanced Study,' AIAS brings researchers together across disciplines, seniority and nationality. AIAS offers fellowships for excellent researchers from all academic disciplines to pursue cutting-edge research projects for the benefit of society and humankind in optimal research conditions.

The daily encounter with colleagues from diverse research disciplines at AIAS provides fellows with fresh and different insights, methods and perspectives on their own research, leading to new and unexpected research questions and ideas.


  • Helle Villekold at helle@aias.au.dk or on +45 30588129 for further information.


  • 1 February 2024 at 12.00 (noon) CET.

The AIAS-AUFF fellowships have received funding from The Aarhus University Research Foundation (AUFF).

My AIAS fellowship has enabled me to expand my research program in a variety of interesting new directions, through collaboration and dialogue with the rich interdisciplinary community of AIAS Fellows and Associates.

Micah G. Allen, AIAS-COFUND Fellow 2019-2022