Erik Allardt Fellowship

The Erik Allardt Fellowship promotes strong academic and cultural exchange between Finland and Sweden within a context of high-quality research in the social and human sciences.

Every academic year the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies offers a residential fellowship for one or two scholars having an affiliation with a university in Sweden. Candidates representing any discipline in the humanities and social sciences and any career stage from post-doctoral researchers to full professors are eligible to apply. The fellowship period is either the entire academic year or one semester.

Erik Allardt Fellows at HCAS receive a monthly grant of 3 600 euros and a travel allowance of 2000 euros per semester. HCAS offers its fellows a stimulating collegial work environment in the centre of Helsinki, in the vicinity of University of Helsinki central campus facilities, libraries, and activities.

HCAS Erik Allardt Fellowships are funded by the Kone Foundation.

You may support the Erik Allardt Fellowship with a donation via the Erik Allardt memorial fundraising program  (more information on donating to the program can be found here in Finnish and in Swedish).

    How to apply?

    Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae (maximum 4 pages), list of publications, a research proposal (maximum 5 pages), and two articles or book chapters including a brief rationale for selecting the attached publications. The selection of fellows will be made by the Director of HCAS based on the recommendation of the programme selection committee.

    Applications for the academic year 2021-2022 should be sent no later than November 30, 2020, by e-mail to In all email communication, please indicate in the subject heading “Erik Allardt Fellowship".


    Erik Allardt Fellow, Fall 2021:

    Former Erik Allardt Fellows (since 2015):

    • Frans Svensson (2020–2021): Descartes’ Ethical Perfectionism
    • Kerstin Enflo (Spring 2020): Long run regional growth and development in the Nordic area (Economic history
    • Robert Appelbaum (Fall 2019): The Renaissance Discovery of Violence, from Boccaccio to Shakespeare (Literary studies)
    • Margrit Shildrick (Spring 2019): The meaning and significance of prostheses: microchimerism and the posthuman future of embodiment
    • Mika Vähäkangas (Spring 2019): Theology between Text and Orality: The Kimbanguist Doctrine of Incarnation
    • Ugo Corte (Fall 2017 – Spring 2018): Riding Culture: Collaborative Creativity, Risk-Taking, and Fun in Big Wave Surfing
    • Niklas A. Forsberg (Fall 2016 - Spring 2017): J. L. Austin and the Return to the Realities We Use Words to Talk About
    • Olof Heilo (2016): Beyond Orientalism: Byzantium and the Historical Contextualisation of Islam
    • Li Bennich-Björkman (Spring 2016): Existential Resistance and the Transition to Pluralism in Soviet West
    • Pauliina Remes (Fall 2015): From Conversational Norms to What It Is to Be a Person A Study on Plato
    • Josef Eskhult (Fall 2014 - Spring 2015): The Historical Dimension of Languages in the Linguistic Horizon and the Meta-Linguistic Reflection of the European Renaissance (1350-1675)