Call for funding applications as Matariki Fellows
The program is open for applications until 28 April, 2023.
Funds can be applied for an up to six-month-long research stay during 2023/2024 at one of the universities in the Matariki Network. Researchers, teachers and PhD-student employed at Uppsala University are eligible to apply.
The purpose of Matariki Fellows is to increase the number of research contacts and strengthen international cooperation. Funds can be applied for an up to six-month-long research stay during 2023/2024 at one of the universities in the Matariki Network. The call is open to researchers, teachers and PhD-students in all research areas at Uppsala University. Aside from Uppsala University, the network also includes Dartmouth College (USA), Durham University (England), Queen's University (Canada), University of Otago (New Zealand), Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen (Germany) and University of Western Australia (Australia).
Applicants can request funds for housing and travel expenses. Funding is also available for substitute teachers– this is however not applicable for PhD students. It is possible to request funds for travel expenses for accompanying family (contact Ellen Sjöholm for further information). The selected Matariki Fellows are posted abroad on so-called URA contracts. Contracts are drawn up jointly between the department and the Human Resources Division. The expatriation means that the employee receives a salary as usual from the department. Insurance is included in the stay.
The Vice-Chancellor allocates the funds after consulting with the Disciplinary Domains.
Application must include:
- Application form (including a project description, in which the purpose of the stay must be clearly stated a certificate from the head of the department at Uppsala University and budget)
- Letter of invitation from the host university
- CV and publication list for the applicant
The application must be signed by head of department (”prefekt”), who thereby approves to the activity in the application and assures that any potential extra costs, which are not covered through the ”Matariki Fellowship programme”, will be covered by the department.
Housing expenses and substitute teachers are funded in standard amounts as follows (revised 2023):
- Housing 10 000 SEK per month
- Substitute teacher 80 000 SEK per month (incl LKP)
- 8 000 SEK for travels within Europe
- 12 000 SEK for travels to North America
- 20 000 SEK for travels to Australia and New Zeeland
- An additional funding of 23 000 SEK for employees at Campus Gotland
The Matariki Network, which is named after the Māori name for the constellation known as the Pleiades star cluster, is a university network with seven members worldwide. The member universities are all among the oldest and most highly respected in their countries. The network's motto is "Partnership for a better world" and it includes collaborations within all areas of activity of the universities.
More information about the network
Application should be sent to: email@example.com
Please contact Ellen Sjöholm (firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone +46 18 471 7577).