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Call for applications

The Pufendorf IAS stimulates interdisciplinary research within Lund University. The Institute supports researchers working together across disciplinary borders to develop new areas of research.

The Institute announces yearly calls for applications to Themes and Advanced Study Groups

Theme applications

Theme must be innovative in nature and revolve around a research issue which can best be solved through knowledge from several disciplines in collaboration.  Focus should be on paving the way for future research opportunities.

Researchers at Lund University are now invited to apply for the opportunity to establish a Theme at the Pufendorf IAS starting in September of 2024. The application must be received by the Institute no later than December 11 2023.

Call for Themes, starting in September 2024 

ASG applications

An Advanced Study Group (ASG) gathers researchers from different disciplines around a shared research issue. An ASG provides an opportunity to exchange ideas and perspectives on a research issue that is still at a very early stage of development.

Advanced Study Groups are admitted twice a year through an open call.
The application deadline for groups starting in February is November 10th 2023.  Deadline for applications to start an ASG in September is May 10th 2024.

Open call for Advanced Study Groups (ASG)


Applying for a Theme at the Pufendorf IAS? Watch our Q&A with the institute's director Stacey Ristinmaa Sörensen.


Stacey Ristinmaa Sörensen, director
stacey [dot] ristinmaa_sorensen [at] pi [dot] lu [dot] se (stacey[dot]ristinmaa_sorensen[at]pi[dot]lu[dot]se)
+46 46 222 62 10

Eva Persson, coordinator
eva [dot] persson [at] pi [dot] lu [dot] se (eva[dot]persson[at]pi[dot]lu[dot]se)
+46 46 222 62 03

Please send applications by email to:
ansokan [at] pi [dot] lu [dot] se (ansokan[at]pi[dot]lu[dot]se)