The calls for Aleksanteri visiting fellowships open each January for appointments in the next academic year and the grant-holders are selected by an academic committee by early April.  

The criteria for selecting Visiting Fellows combine academic excellence, potential for a mutually beneficial research visit and our aim to invite a diverse cohort of fellows in terms of research topics, disciplines, and countries of study. 

We are pleased to receive a great number of excellent applications for each call. At the same time, this means that we are able to invite only a small part of all those scholars whom we would want to host. Therefore we warmly encourage resubmissions.