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Jens Christian Skou Fellowships

The JCS fellowships are named after Aarhus University Professor Jens Christian Skou (1918-2018) who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1997.

JCS Fellowships 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 (JCS) Fellowship. 

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.

In this call, AIAS offers up to four Jens Christian Skou Fellowships where fellows can fully devote time to research, completely unrestricted by other obligations. The applicant should plan the duration of the fellowship according to her/his project proposal. Fellows are free to decide how much to engage in teaching or clinical work, if at all. However, the focus should be the development of the research proposal at AIAS. All AIAS fellows are expected to be situated in AIAS’ buildings on campus, to participate in the academic life of AIAS and to engage in and contribute actively to the intellectual life and international community at the Institute.

Employment conditions for fellows

During the JCS fellowship at AIAS, fellows are still employed at the current home institute. However, an appendix will be added to the fellow’s employment contract stating new place of work and that the fellow 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 (DKK 500,000 per year).

Fellowship duration

Applicants can apply for a fellowship with a duration from 6 to 12 months, beginning either on 1 October 2020, or on 1 February 2021.    

Application system and deadline 

AIAS strives to create not only a transdisciplinary, but also an inclusive academic environment and applications are welcome regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender and disability.

Applications must be submitted on Friday, 31 January 2020 at 12.00 (noon) via the online application system: www.efond.dk/aias

Read more about the call

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