Application Process and Evaluation

In 2022, the Tampere IAS will recruit for two-year Fellowships nine (9) Postdoctoral Research Fellows and nine (9) Senior Research Fellows.

Applications for the researcher positions are evaluated only on the basis of scientific quality and ambition of the work plans demonstrated in the application documents.

The Steering Committee of the Institute shortlists the applicants. Applications are evaluated in three groups according to the focus areas of Tampere University, which are technology, health and society.

The shortlisted applications are evaluated by external expert evaluators. In assessing scientific quality, they take into account the characteristics of each scientific field.

All applications for the Fellowships at the Tampere Institute for Advanced Study are assessed against the following key evaluation criteria:

  • High academic quality and innovativeness of the work plan
  • Feasibility of the work plan
  • Specific benefits offered by Tampere University as the research environment for implementing your work plan

Based on the evaluations, the Steering Committee nominates the candidates and makes a proposal to the President of Tampere University, who appoints the Fellows.

The selection decisions are expected to be finalized by mid-May. The duration of the IAS research period is two years, starting on 1 September 2022 and ending on 31 August 2024.

Administratively, all the appointed Fellows will be members of the faculties of Tampere University.

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If any questions remain, please contact:

Juha Teperi, Director,, +358 40 513 3714

Marjukka Virkajärvi, Coordinator,, +358 50 318 6697