Visiting Fellowship

Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the Visiting Fellowship Programme in the History of Knowledge has been postponed. It is our intention that a call for the Visiting Fellowship Programme for the autumn 2021 can be published in April 2021. More information will be posted on this website in due course.

The Visiting Fellowship Programme

We award short-term fellowships to scholars to pursue research in the history of knowledge at our research environment at Lund. We welcome applications from both junior and senior scholars, but we are particularly dedicated to support the research of promising postdoctoral and early career scholars with an ambition and a capacity to develop the history of knowledge.

Each semester we invite 1–2 scholars to join us in our research environment at Lund. During a period of 1 to 2 weeks, the scholars have the opportunity to present their ongoing research and interact with the historians of knowledge at Lund.

The fellowship covers travel costs and accommodation in Lund during a period of maximum 2 weeks.

The Visiting Fellowship Programme in the History of Knowledge is a part of Johan Östling’s Wallenberg Academy Fellowship. It is funded by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation as well as the Department of History and the Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology, Lund University.

Application Procedure
The application is to be written in Swedish, Danish, Norwegian or English and contain the following:

  1. Curriculum vitae (maximum 2 pages).
  2. Personal letter (maximum 1 page).
  3. Project plan (maximum 3 pages) that describes a) the specific research to be conducted during the stay at Lund and b) illustrates how this research can enrich the history of knowledge environment at Lund in general.
  4. Complete list of publications in which the five most important research publications are marked with asterisks.

No publications are to be submitted with the application. In a later stage of the process the applicant may be requested to submit some of the most important research publications.

The applicant is responsible for ensuring the application is complete in accordance with the instructions above and that everything has been scanned (as one pdf file) and received by johan.ostling@hist.lu.se at the latest on the closing date for applications.