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Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies (AIAS) offers two-year fellowships to newly appointed DANDRITE research group leaders from the Danish Research Institute of Translational Neuroscience (DANDRITE). The purpose of the fellowship is to offer outstanding incoming DANDRITE Group Leaders the opportunity to engage and integrate with a wider interdisciplinary and international research community at Aarhus University.

AIAS-DANDRITE fellows will have a shared office at AIAS with the opportunity to participate in the activities at AIAS and at the relevant research environments at DANDRITE. AIAS offers optimal office facilities, and a thriving international and interdisciplinary community with joint social and academic activities.

AIAS - Interdisciplinary engagement and diversity

AIAS is an Institute that breaks down disciplinary and national boundaries and provides the framework and the setting for dialogue and discussions that challenge and expand the conventional ways of thinking and contribute to collaborative research. AIAS has fellows from all over the world and from all academic disciplines. DANDRITE Group Leaders will therefore be an integral part of a much wider and global research community.

Fellowship duration

The fellowship will commence on 1 September 2023 and continue until 30 June 2025.

Benefits of an AIAS-DANDRITE Fellowship

  • Office space and access to the lecture hall and meeting room facilities at AIAS
  • Integration into an inspiring interdisciplinary and international research community
  • Access to all social and academic activities at AIAS (including weekly lunches and seminars on Mondays, breakfast on Fridays)
  • Administrative support for hosting academic events and conferences


The Danish Research Institute of Translational Neuroscience (DANDRITE) is an interdisciplinary research centre established by the Lundbeckfonden and Aarhus University in 2013 and performs basic and translational research in the brain and the nervous system.DANDRITE aims at unravelling the molecular mechanisms that explain physiological manifestations of cellular communication in brain network circuitries and the nervous system and how these are affected in neurological and psychiatric disorders.

For further knowledge about DANDRITE, please refer to: https://dandrite.au.dk/ 

About AIAS

AIAS is a place for excellent researchers from all core academic disciplines to pursue cutting-edge research projects in optimal research conditions for the benefit of society and humankind. The daily encounter with the diverse research disciplines at AIAS provides fellows with fresh and different insights and perspectives on their own research, leading to new and unexpected research questions and ideas. For further knowledge about AIAS, please refer to our webpage: https://aias.au.dk/


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