Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies offers each year 20–25 fellowships for researchers in different career stages both in Finland and abroad, thus giving them an opportunity to pursue their research in an intellectually stimulating and encouraging environment.

Some of the fellowships offered at HCAS are based on an open annual call whereas others are targeted specifically towards scholars with a particular research focus or who come from certain geographic areas. In addition, HCAS promotes also dialogue between art and science by inviting authors to work with researchers.