This Fellowship will not run after 2021.

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 2-8 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 is normally in residence at SCAS during the first year of the Fellowship. During the year in  Sweden, SCAS also offers accommodation for an individual and family. During the period of residence at CRASSH, ProFutura fellows will become part of the intellectual community at the Centre.

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.  The terms of the Fellow’s existing contract of employment at the University of Cambridge will apply throughout the Fellowship, including during the year of residence at SCAS.

For enquiries please email fellowships@crassh.cam.ac.uk.


2015 – 2018
Dr Angela Breitenbach (Philosophy/King’s College)
‘The Ideal of Unity: Regulative Principles in Science and Beyond’

2016 – 2019
Dr Renaud Gagné (Classics/Pembroke College)
‘Hyperborea: Excursions Through the Overnorth’

Dr Joel Isaac (History/Christs College)
‘The Cold War Enlightenment’

2017 – 2020
Dr Helen Anne Curry (HPS/Churchill College)
Indigenous Corn, Industrial Agriculture, and the Spectre of Extinction

Dr Hazem Kandil (Sociology/St Catharine’s College)
‘The Military Origins of Freedom and Oppression’

2018 – 2021
Dr Nicholas Zair (Classics/Peterhouse)
‘Learning to Spell in the Roman Empire’

2020 – 2023
Dr Christopher Meckstroth (History)
‘The Law of the World’: General Peace Treaties and the Invention of International Order, c 1500-1914′

2021 – 2024
Dr Arthur Asseraf (History)
‘The History of Race in Late 20th Century France’


Tel: +44 1223 766886
Email enquiries@crassh.cam.ac.uk