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Bernadotte Programme Invites Applications for Postdoctoral Scholarships

Wednesday, November 29, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Rosalind V. Rini Larson
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Since 2016, the Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts, the Royal Swedish Academy of Music, the Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities, the Swedish Academy and the Royal Gustavus Adolphus Academy for Swedish Folk Culture have offered a joint scholarship program for the benefit of postdoctoral researchers and young practitioners in the arts, drawing in an organized form on the broad expertise of the participating Academies.

This collaborative undertaking, known as The Bernadotte Programme, offers opportunities for in-depth academic work at the postdoctoral level or on completion of higher education in fine arts or music or the equivalent. The work is intended to be carried out in project form over a period of a maximum of one year from the award of the scholarship.

One aim of the Programme is to enable scholarship holders to expand their academic networks beyond their own fields of expertise and to give them the opportunity, through their scholarship work, to share with this extended network the knowledge they themselves have gained.

The project undertaken should in some way reflect the areas of expertise of at least two of the participating Academies—for example, by working at the intersection between different art forms or forms of knowledge—thereby making use of the different capacities of the Academies and contributing to the development of interdisciplinary research.

The Academies’ scholarship holders under the Bernadotte Programme will form a common network for the exchange of ideas during their scholarship year. At the end of the year, the results of each project will be presented in a form agreed between the Academy concerned and its scholarship holders. As far as possible, these presentations will be synchronized between the Academies.

Within the framework of the Bernadotte Programme, the Royal Gustavus Adolphus Academy for Swedish Folk Culture invites applications for two scholarships. These are intended for postdoctoral researchers from outside the Nordic countries working within the fields the Academy represents; Swedish folk culture in this context is to be taken in a broad sense. Each award is for SEK 100,000 and is intended to defray the additional costs (travel, increased cost of living etc.) of a stay of at least six months at a Swedish university or a research-oriented archive or library in Sweden for a person who has gained a PhD in the course of the last five years. Candidates for a scholarship must have their PhD degree before sending an application to the Academy.

Applications must contain (1) the applicant’s CV, (2) a list of published works, and (3) a short description of the research the applicant plans to pursue. In addition, the institution (or equivalent) which the applicant intends to locate to must provide a statement declaring that the applicant is welcome to pursue their research at the institution (or equivalent) during the period envisaged. The application must also provide information about the bank account the scholarship is to be paid into, given in the form of an IBAN and a BIC/SWIFT code.

Applications are to be sent by email, together with the necessary attachments, to, and must arrive no later than 8 January 2018.

Please direct any questions concerning this announcement to the Secretary of the Academy, Professor Gunnar Ternhag,

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