The Centre for Advanced Study (CAS Oslo) in Oslo, Norway, invites talented young scholars to apply to YoungCAS, a one-of-a-kind intensive, international research experience. Deadline: 13 November 2017.
We are currently accepting applications for two projects. YoungCAS will take place during the first two weeks of July 2018.
Gather your favorite colleagues across disciplines
YoungCAS offers a unique opportunity for postdocs and other young scholars to do group-based research with colleagues from around the world during a one-week stay in Oslo.
Group leaders can invite eight to ten scholars in the humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences from Norwegian and international universities to collaborate on a project that furthers frontline fundamental research.
Research groups may work on an existing project, or explore a brand new idea.
Read about the 2017 project, The Post-Antibiotic Era: The End of the World as We Know It? here.
What we offer
YoungCAS facilitates and encourages daily intellectual dialogue and reflection, strengthening fundamental research by providing young scholars the opportunity to engage with one another in an interdisciplinary research group.
There are no lab facilities at CAS Oslo, and laboratory work, field work, and collection of data is not the purpose of this academic week.
CAS Oslo covers accommodation and travel expenses. Participants are expected to make their own travel arrangements.
How to apply
- Group leader candidates must be below the age of 40 and affiliated with one of CAS Oslo’s partner institutions
- Scholars must have completed a doctoral degree
- Experience with leading a research group is preferred
To apply, group leader candidates must submit a brief project proposal (1-2 pages) by 13 November 2017. Proposals should:
- Explain the scholarly merit of the project in a clear and concise way
- Briefly argue why a week at YoungCAS will specifically add academic quality to the project or benefit a future project
In addition, the application must include:
- The group leader candidate's CV (1-2 pages) demonstrating her or his academic merits
A complete list of scholars who are/will be invited to join the group, and their contact information
Successful applicants will:
- Clearly demonstrate their commitment to academic excellence
- Pitch original, interdisciplinary ideas
- Detail how they intend to structure their one-week residency
- Explain how YoungCAS will benefit their future academic endeavours
About CAS Oslo
The Centre for Advanced Study (CAS Oslo) is Norway’s only interdisciplinary fundamental research institute of excellence.
Unlike most other Centres for Advanced Study, CAS Oslo isn’t tied to a single discipline. Each year, CAS Oslo hosts three interdisciplinary research groups working within the fields of the humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences. The groups comprise outstanding scholars from around the world and are led by academics affiliated with CAS Oslo’s partner institutions in Norway.
CAS Oslo offers a thriving and supportive research environment, promoting collaboration among scholars across disciplinary and national boundaries.
CAS Oslo – Enabling Frontline Interdisciplinary Research