Closed call

20 January - 23 February 2016

Olof Palme visiting professorship

The Swedish Research Council visiting professor grant aims to allow universities the possibility to recruit an internationally distinguished professor for a shorter period to develop a specific research area.

Type of call

Research environment and collaboration support

Subject area

Humanities and Social Sciences


The researcher who can be nominated for the Olof Palme Visiting Professorship will be a foreign prominent researcher who have international reputation and focusing on topics important to the pursuit of peace in a broad context.


Humanities, social science, theology and law departments at Swedish universities and Higher education institutes (HEI) are welcome to nominate candidates for the visiting professorship.

Grant period

6-12 months

Grant amount

Maximum 850 000 SEK for stays of up to 6 months and maximum 1 700 000 SEK for stay between 7-12 months.

Publication of grant award

No later than beginning of November 2016

Start of grant period

January 2017, at the earliest

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