International Fellows Program
The Pufendorf IAS' International Fellows Program support international collaborations at Lund University. Within its´ framework, Theme groups may welcome international colleagues to strengthen their expertise and lay a foundation for future networks. The program provides funding for international fellows working on site together with Themes for a minimum of 1 month and a maximum of 6, covering salary, travel and accommodation.
Who qualifies for the International Fellows Program
The program is by invitation only. To qualify for the program, candidates must be nominated for their specific expertise in relation to a proposed Theme. The Pufendorf IAS will invite international experts according to nominations made in the yearly applications for Themes.
Researchers at Lund University applying for Themes can nominate up to three international fellows in their Theme applications. Successful Theme applicants may then welcome fellows to work closely with them during 1 - 6 months in total; international fellows´ time at the Institute may be divided into shorter stays spread over the academic year.
The program is exclusive for international experts, they must be established abroad, and their main scientific achievements earned at institutes for higher education outside Sweden. Researchers currently employed and settled in Sweden are generally not eligible for the program; exceptions to this rule can be made in case employment and settlement is short-termed.
How to nominate international fellows in a Theme application
The expertise suggested fellows are expected to bring to the Themes´ work must be clearly outlined in the Theme application and their CVs attached.
Theme applicants must verify that nominees have been approached and have expressed a readiness to accept an invitation. Nominees must have conveyed a willingness to be part of the Theme on site for at least one month in total during the duration of the Theme. Should the Theme be accepted, the Institute will formally invite nominated fellows and negotiate agreements with fellows and the hosting Themes.
Suggested dates for fellows visit/s are to be stated in the application, but the Institute grants flexibility when it comes to dates; timeframes may well be discussed and subjected to change after fellows have been invited.
What do we offer international fellows?
International fellows will be remunerated for their time. An agreement will be established between respective universities and with the exception of overhead, salary costs will be covered by Lund University, either fully or in part. As a rule of thumb, the Institute will offer fulltime remuneration in accordance to expected salary of respective experts´ profession typically earned at Lund University. In certain cases, employment for the duration may be a possible as an alternative to remuneration via agreement. In addition to salary, the Institute will arrange and pay for fellows´ travel and accommodation, provide offices and administrative support.
What is required of international fellows?
Invited fellows are expected to work on site at the Institute, to participate in the Theme´s work and activities, to engage in building the Theme´s research network and to hold a minimum of one open lecture as part of the Institute´s seminar series. Aside from these obligations, international fellows have the opportunity to use the time at the Institute as a sabbatical and work on their own projects.
What do we offer guest researchers?
Guest researchers will be remunerated for their time. An agreement will be established between respective universities and salary costs (with the exception of overhead) will - as a rule- be fully covered by Lund University. In addition the Institute will arrange and pay for travel and accommodation, provide an office and give technical and administrative support.
Who qualifies for the program?
- To qualify for the program, guest researchers need to be nominated for specific expertise in relation to a proposed Theme. Nominated candidates are to be listed in an application for a Theme, their CVs provided and the expertise they will bring to the Themes´ work clearly outlined. Dates of their visit/s are also to be specified in the application for Theme.
- Guest researchers must be international; they must be established abroad and their main scientific achievements earned at institutes for higher education that are not Swedish.
- Guest researcher´s time at the Institute may be divided into shorter stays spread over the academic year, but they must be prepared to work with the Theme on site in Lund for a minimum of 1 month.
What is required of guest researchers?
Guest researchers are expected work on site at the Institute, to participate in the Theme´s work and activities, to engage in building the Theme´s research network and to hold one open lecture in the Institute´s seminar series for guest researchers. Aside from these obligations, they have the opportunity to use the time at the Institute as a sabbatical and work on their own projects.
About the Pufendorf IAS' International Fellows Program
The Pufendorf IAS' International Fellows Program is funded by the LMK Foundation – a local foundation dedicated to supporting multifaceted and integrative research. So far, more than fifty scholars and scientists from all over the world have taken part in the program. These international experts have all contributed in making Pufendorf IAS what it is today and remain invaluable assets in the extended networks of Lund University.
For questions regarding the International Fellows Program, please contact the Institute´s coordinator, Eva Persson
eva [dot] persson [at] pi [dot] lu [dot] se (eva[dot]persson[at]pi[dot]lu[dot]se)
+46 46 222 62 03