Each year, the Centre for Advanced Study (CAS) hosts three research groups working on projects within and across the fields of:

Since its opening in 1992, CAS has hosted more than 1,100 fellows and 75 research projects.

All faculty members who hold permanent research positions at CAS' in Norway are eligible to submit a project proposal and assemble and lead the corresponding research group at CAS.

Project leaders can invite researchers from around the world at any stage of their careers to participate in the project -- whether for an entire year or for a few months. CAS projects often include Ph.D. candidates and/or postdoctoral fellows, which promotes career development and mentorship.

Each year, 40 to 45 researchers from about 10 to 15 countries participate in CAS projects.  

Following an application process that includes an international peer review, the CAS Board of Directors selects three projects for a one-year residency. Project leaders are then given two years to plan for their stay at CAS.