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Visiting Fellowship

Call for Applications - Spring 2024

The Nordic Institutes of Advanced Study have formed the network NordIAS with the aim of increasing collaborations among the institutes and affiliated fellows and staff of the Nordic IAS'es. The NordIAS Visiting Fellowship programme is intended to enhance the academic dialogue and network both for the fellows participating and for the institutes at large.

The NordIAS Visiting Fellowship programme is relevant for you if you see an added academic value both for you as a fellow and for the receiving institute in carrying out a visiting fellowship for 1-3 weeks as part of your existing fellowship. Before you apply, you are encouraged to seek out potential collaborators and/ or activities of relevance at the receiving institute.

For fellows at the NordIAS member institutes

All fellows at all the eight institutes are welcome to apply for a visiting fellowship at one of the other institutes. To apply you must have an active fellowship at the home institute at the time of the desired visit.

Period and duration of visit

The visiting fellowship can be of 1 to 3 weeks. The timeframe of the visits must take place in the period between February 15, 2024 and June 30, 2024.

The visiting fellowship includes

The receiving institute will provide an office space for the duration of the visit and will include the visiting fellow in all relevant academic and social activities during the time of the visit.

Travel and accommodation

The fellow’s home institute will cover travel costs and accommodation for the duration of the visit. It is the visiting fellow’s responsibility to find adequate housing and make arrangements with their home institute of the reimbursement/ funding of the costs. The duration of the visit and type of accommodation must be cleared with your home institute.

Deliverables and outcome

It is expected that the visiting fellow participates actively in the activities at the receiving institute, either by giving a seminar, presentation or any other academic activity coordinated with the receiving institute.

After each visit, the visiting fellow must submit a short feedback paper regarding the outcome of the visit to both the receiving and the home institute.

Assessment and application process

Applications are assessed in two steps:

  1. Following the application deadline on January 10, the home institute decides which applicants they will support on an outgoing visiting fellowship. These applications are sent to the receiving institute.
  2. The receiving institute(s) will decide which applicants they will receive on a visiting fellowship (this will largely depend on the academic match, timeframe and of available space at the receiving institute).

Timeline of the application process

  • November 2023: Internal call announced by each institution
  • January 10, 2024: Deadline for applications (submitted to your home IAS-institution)
  • January 17, 2024: Deadline for home institute to forward selected applicants to receiving institutes
  • February 1, 2024: Deadline for receiving institutes to start dialogue with potential home institutes and incoming visiting fellows
  • February 15 – June 30, 2024: Timeframe for visits

If one fellow has applied to more than one institute, and is accepted at more than one institute, it is up to individual negotiation between the fellow and the home institute to decide if more than one visit can be granted.

NordIAS member institutes

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.


  • 10 January 2024 at 12.00 (noon) CET.

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