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DIAS Visiting Fellow Programme

Resources and training to bolster your interdisciplinary scholarship

About the programme

Benefits include.

  • collective funding stipend of 30,000 DKK for organizing a retreat, workshop, lecture series, or consultancy session. This funding will be used by the visiting fellow cohort during (and not extending beyond) their term.
  • Participation in weekly Society of Fellows meetings and DIAS events, including retreats, lectures, workshops, and development courses.
  • A 2-semester fellowship term from September to June. 

Eligibility and Terms

  • The DIAS visiting fellowship is limited to postdocs and assistant professors at SDU (i.e., PhD-holders on a non-tenured/non-permanent contract).
  • As a rule of thumb, a visiting fellow will be appointed for a 2-semester term extending from September until June following application. Shorter terms of minimum 1 semester will be considered in view of rationale presented in the motivation letter. 
  • The DIAS visiting fellowship term must not exceed your term at SDU. If your contract does not extend until June, then its projected end date must be identified in your motivation later (along with any expected contract extensions).


The programme calls for new applications once a year. Two visiting fellows will be selected from each faculty to produce an expected yearly cohort of 10 visiting fellows.

How to apply

Your application must consist of the following: 

1) A two-page motivation letter detailing your:

  • interest in interdisciplinary research and drive for participating in a multidisciplinary environment;
  • desired length of term;
  • current teaching obligations and other factors (e.g., campus location and/or commute) that will impact your ability to participate in weekly Tuesday and Wednesday meetings at DIAS.

2) A standard academic CV.

All applications will be reviewed by the DIAS Society of Fellows.


To apply for the 2024/2025 Visiting Fellow Programme, send your application by 9th August 2024 to:

Please use the subject line ‘DIAS Visiting Fellow Programme’. 

Last Updated 09.07.2024