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Swedish Research Council Kerstin Hesselgren Visiting Grant Professorship 2021, Sweden

Publish Date: Jan 24, 2019

Deadline: Feb 26, 2019

Kerstin Hesselgren visiting professorship

The Swedish Research Council’s grant for visiting professors aims to give higher education institutions the opportunity to develop a subject area by recruiting an internationally prominent professor during a limited period.

Type of call

The research environment and collaboration support

Subject area

Humanities and Social Sciences


Researchers who may be nominated for the visiting professorship shall be foreign prominent researchers with an international reputation within the areas of social sciences or humanities. The person nominated shall be a woman.


Organisation. A representative of the host organisation shall be invited to be the project leader for the application.

Grant period

6-12 months

Grant amount

Maximum 850 000 SEK for a visit of up to 6 months and maximum 1 700 000 SEK for a visit of 7–12 months.

Start of the grant period


Eligibility criteria for applicants

The following requirements must be fulfilled in order for the organisation to be duly qualified to apply for the grant. We carry out checks to ensure unqualified applications are rejected from further processing.

Focus and nominated candidate

The holder of the Kerstin Hesselgren professorship shall be a foreign prominent researcher of international repute within the areas of social sciences or humanities. The person nominated must be a woman.

The researcher proposed for the visiting professorship shall be the holder of a professorship or corresponding at the time of application, and must not already be active in Sweden. The researcher must also be aware of the nomination and what acceptance of the professorship entails. If the nominated candidate declines to accept the professorship, the HEI cannot propose a replacement.

The visiting professor is expected to participate in the department’s seminar activities and also to visit other departments across the country within her research area.

The visiting professor awarded the professorship shall be employed by the administrating organisation throughout the visit. 

Costs and grant amounts

A grant of maximum 850 000 SEK including indirect costs may be applied for a visiting professor who will visit Sweden for up to 6 months. For a visit lasting between 7 and 12 months, a grant amounting to maximum 1 700 000 SEK including indirect costs may be applied for.

The grant is intended to cover salary costs including social security contributions and insurance, rent of housing and travel to and from Sweden. The amount of the grant is affected by factors such as accompanying family members and local housing costs.

The Swedish Research Council assumes that the administrating organisation, as the employer responsible, will cover any costs in excess of the standard amount received.


Foreign experts are involved in the scientific evaluation of the applications. To ensure fair and equitable assessment and efficient processing, please, therefore, complete the application in English.

Sections of the application

The application form includes the following tabs:

  • Descriptive information
  • Research description 
  • Nominated visiting professor
  • Budget and research resources
  • Administrating organisation
  • Participants (only administrators in this call)

Descriptions of the call-specific information requested under each tab follow below.

Descriptive information

Under this tab, please state the name of the nominated researcher, her current HEI and country as project title (such as “Anna Smith, University of xx, USA”), and project period (the length of the visiting professorship in a number of months).


The abstract shall include a brief description of the following:

  • name, university and country of the nominated researcher 
  • time (dates) for the visit 
  • a brief justification for the visit 
  • planned programme.

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