CRASSH/SCAS/ProFutura Fellowship 2022-25

The CRASSH ProFutura fellowship is a three-year research fellowship offered in collaboration with the Swedish Collegium of Advanced Study (SCAS) in Uppsala and generously funded by the Stiftelsen Riksbankens Jubileumsfond (RJ). Each year, CRASSH is invited to recommend up to two Cambridge scholars to the main competition for ProFutura Scienta Fellowships

The fellowship is open to early career Cambridge University Teaching Officers (defined as between 3-8 years after PhD at the time of application). Eligible scholars must be supported by their head of department. There is no limitation of subject within arts, social sciences and humanities. A small committee will recommend up to two Cambridge candidates for the Pro Futura scheme on the basis of excellence alone.

During the three-year period, the researcher will spend one (1) year at SCAS and two (2) years at CRASSH. The Pro Futura Fellow should be in residence at SCAS during the first year. During the period of residence at CRASSH, ProFutura fellows will become part of the intellectual community at the Centre.  During the year in Sweden, SCAS also offers accommodation for an individual and family. 

The scheme is funded by the Stiftelsen Riksbankens Jubileumsfond (RJ) and offers funding for the full payroll costs of the successful fellow for three years.  Funding will be made available to Faculties for a three-year temporary lecturer.

How to Apply
The deadline for applications is midday (12pm GMT) on Friday 30 October 2020.  No paper or emailed applications can be accepted. In order for your application to be considered by the Selection Committee, we must receive a completed application via the online application system, including a letter of support from your Head of Department by the deadline.  

You can register or log in to your application here.  Please contact us via email on fellowships@CRASSH.cam.ac.uk if you experience technical difficulties with the system or if you require further information about eligibility or provision. You are also welcome to discuss your application with the Director, Professor Steven Connor.

The following information will be required:

  • a CV to be uploaded as a PDF file (maximum 8Mb) in the field Additional Material;
  • a statement of research (up to 2000 words) indicating the project to be undertaken over the three years, typed into the field DESCRIPTION.  Remember to Save after each addition/amendment. The system will not allow you to exceed the 10,000 character limit.
  • a letter of support from the appropriate authority in your department, Head of Department or Chair of the Faculty Board.  Please type the details of the Head of  Department in the referee section and the system will send an email request.  It is advisable to have spoken to your Head of Department in advance.
  • To submit your completed application, click on the Submit button at the bottom of the page.  You can submit at any time up until the deadline, provided all fields have been completed.  You can still log in to view and amend your application after submission.

Please note that uploaded documents MUST be PDF files, maximum file size 8Mb.  The system will not allow you to submit your application without these.

In the event of your being nominated you will also be asked to provide a copy of your thesis and three academic works to be sent in electronically to the main competition run by SCAS.

Candidates will be informed of the results of the competition in May 2021 and will take up their fellowship in July 2022. 

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