Stipend: GEXcel International Collegium for Gender Studies (Senior Researcher and PostDoc)

GEXcel International Collegium for Advanced Transdisciplinary Gender Studies aims to develop transnational, intersectional and transformative gender research, and to become a meeting place for different generations of excellent gender scholars.

GEXcel research stipends (Senior Researcher and PostDoc) – Call for applications

The Centre for Gender Studies, Karlstad University is looking for applications for two funded research stipends. The stipends’ objective is to give scholars at the senior researcher and postdoc level an opportunity to write a joint funding application with scholars at the centre connecting the centre’s different research areas. One position is targeting postdoctoral researchers and junior scholars and the other position is for senior scholars and (emerita_emeritus) professors. The applicant is expected to be present at the centre and take part in CGF’s activities throughout the stipend period.

Deadline: 01.06.2019

The position does not require applicants to have an affiliation or employment; hence, scholars who are currently in-between positions are encouraged to apply. The expected outcome of the stipend is to generate a competitive funding application, leading to a research project hosted by CGF and Karlstad University. As such, stipend holders will be responsible for driving the application process until submission. Karlstad University holds the right to the funding.

The research proposals should be related to at least one of the research areas at CGF, potentially connecting at least two of them. There are four main research areas at Centre for Gender Studies: Transgender Studies, Gender, Health and Technology, Masculinity Studies, and Action for Organizational Change.

The stipend amounts are as follows:
Position number one (junior scholars and postdoctoral researchers) 35000 SEK (before tax).
Position number two (for senior scholars and professors or professor emeritus) 62500 SEK (before tax). Aside from the stipend, accommodation and travel costs will be covered.

The position is funded by GEXcel International Collegium for Advanced Transdisciplinary Gender Studies. GEXcel is a collaboration between the Centre for Gender Studies (CGF) at Karlstad University, Tema Genus at Linköping University and the Centre for Feminist Social Studies at Örebro University. The Collegium is the permanent follow-up of the GEXcel Centre of Gender Excellence, which was a research collaboration between Linköping and Örebro Universities.

Evaluation and Criteria
Applications would be evaluated by CGF’s internal committee (Head of unit, academic leader, GEXcel coordinator).

The evaluation will be based on the following criteria:

1) The excellence of the applicant’s scholarship.
2) The relevance of the proposed research proposal for the centre’s four research areas.
3) The relevance to the overall aims of GEXcel.
4) Originality and feasibility.

Applications should be submitted latest on 1st of June, 2019. The applicant will be informed of the evaluation panel’s decision the latest three weeks after the submission date.
Applications should be submitted with the subject line “GEXcel stipend” and sent to GEXcel’s coordinator Wibke Straube: wibke.straube @


Applicant’s CV, including a list of publications;
Research Proposal (maximum 2 pages, Times New Roman 12);
Reflection on the relevance of the project for CGF and GEXcel (maximum 1 page, Times New Roman 12)

More information here.