Erik Allardt Fellowship

The Erik Allardt Fellowship promotes strong academic and cultural exchange between Finland and Sweden within a context of high-quality research in the social and human sciences.

The Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies offers a residential fellowship for one or two scholars having an affiliation with a university in Sweden per academic year. Candidates may come from any discipline within the humanities and the social sciences. Early career as well as senior scholars are welcome to apply. The application may be for the entire academic year or alternatively for one academic semester. 

Candidates must have an affiliation with a university in Sweden.

The holder of the fellowship receives a monthly grant of 3 500 euros/month. In addition, the fellow will be granted a research allowance of up to 4 000 euros. We offer our fellows a thriving and stimulating collegial work environment in the center of Helsinki, surrounded by libraries and University of Helsinki central campus facilities and activities.

HCAS Erik Allardt Fellowships are funded by the Kone Foundation.

    How to apply?

    Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae (maximum 4 pages), a list of publications, a research proposal (maximum 5 pages), and two articles or book chapters including a brief rationale for selecting the attached publications (100 words maximum per text). Applicants may also submit up to 3 letters of reference. The final selection will be made by the Director of the HCAS at the recommendation of the programme selection committee.

    Applications should be sent no later than October 15, 2018 by e-mail to In all email communication, please indicate in the subject heading “Erik Allardt Fellowship".


    Erik Allardt Fellowship at the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study (SCAS): more information on SCAS's website.


    Erik Allardt Fellows 2018/2019:

    • Mika Vähäkangas (spring 2019)
    • Margrit Shildrick (spring 2019)

    Former Erik Allardt Fellows (since 2015):

    • Ugo Corte, 1.9.2017–31.5.2018: Riding Culture: Collaborative Creativity, Risk-Taking, and Fun in Big Wave Surfing
    • Li Bennich-Björkman, 16.1.-12.6.2016: Existential Resistance and the Transition to Pluralism in Soviet West
    • Josef Eskhult, 1.9.2014-31.5.2015: The Historical Dimension of Languages in the Linguistic Horizon and the Meta-Linguistic Reflection of the European Renaissance (1350-1675)
    • Niklas A. Forsberg, 1.9.2016-31.5.2017: J. L. Austin and the Return to the Realities We Use Words to Talk About
    • Olof Heilo, 2016: Beyond Orientalism: Byzantium and the Historical Contextualisation of Islam
    • Pauliina Remes, 1.9.-31.12.2015: From Conversational Norms to What It Is to Be a Person A Study on Plato