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What is an Advanced Study Group?

An Advanced Study Group (ASG) can be described as a “mini-Theme” – a group of researchers from at least three faculties addressing a common research problem

An ASG provides an opportunity to work on a research problem or idea that is at an early stage. ASGs provide researchers with the opportunity to think in new ways together with others in a transdisciplinary environment. You can discuss, test ideas and see where you end up. Like themes, ASGs are initiated by researchers at the University, who make an application to a call for proposals. This usually takes place once a year, around February.

How is work conducted in an ASG?

Advanced Study Groups hold meetings, seminars and workshops at the Pufendorf IAS. They have access to our premises and receive funds in order to invite lecturers, hold seminars and workshops etc.

Who can apply for an ASG?

All researchers with a PhD degree at Lund University are welcome to apply for an ASG. Members employed at other universities or who are in some way active as researchers in Sweden or abroad can be included as members in a theme, but the majority of the group must consist of researchers at Lund University. We welcome research groups that include both women and men and junior and senior researchers. In addition to researchers employed through their home departments, the research group can engage further people on the project. For example, there is no obstacle to doctoral students with expertise in one of the theme’s areas being part of the group. However, the main applicant cannot be a doctoral student.

Read more about previous and current ASGs here

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