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Swedish universities are invited to nominate up to three candidates each, review of the third candidate will be subject to availability. Up to 60 nominations will be handled nationally each year, this to ensure STINT’s partner universities are given sufficient time in their evaluation process. The reserve candidates will be ranked according to the nominating university’s size in terms of teaching and research staff. Shortly after deadline STINT will notify which reserve candidates are to be included in this year’s round. The ambition of STINT is to annually award at least ten scholarships. Any Swedish universities wishing to participate in this year’s call must submit their nomination(-s) electronically via STINT's application system no later than 15:00 CET on September 19th, 2018.
A nomination comprises the following elements:
All documents must be in English.
Lecturers themselves cannot apply directly to STINT for these scholarships. However, it is assumed that universities will provide general information about the opportunity to be nominated. To aid the drafting of nominations, a form can be used to gather information from the nominee and those within university management who make nominations. Please note, this form should not be submitted; only nominations through the application system will be accepted.
Applications which meet the formal requirements will be presented for review by selected partner institutions. Interviews will then be conducted with those candidates whose participation in the programme is deemed the most institutionally and individually profitable. These interviews are normally conducted in November with the aim of appointing STINT Fellows before the end of December.
Nominees must hold a doctorate degree, be employed by and well established at a Swedish university.
Fellows will be responsible for planning and all practical arrangements (insurance, accommodation, visa, etc) in consultation with the foreign university or college. During the spring, all Fellows will undertake a planning trip to discuss teaching efforts, meet prospective colleagues and arrange accommodation etc.
Fellows will participate in a seminar in Stockholm prior to their planning trip (February 6th, 2019), a mid-term seminar (October/November) in the country/region where they will be staying and a follow-up seminar in Stockholm after returning home (February 2020). Reports should be written as instructed by STINT. Fellows must take a full leave of absence during their stay abroad.
The scholarship amount will be determined by STINT and is calculated according to the specific partner institution, the number of accompanying family members and the Fellow’s salary. The scholarship is paid to the lecturer personally and is tax-free. Scholarships are calculated in February of the year of outward travel and are intended to cover the following costs:
Insurance for the receiver of the scholarship including family will be signed and paid by the Swedish university through Kammarkollegiet. The Swedish university will report in September 2020 how the participation in the Teaching Sabbatical programme has influenced the activities at the institution.
The total amount will depend on the exchange rate, the current maximum sum under URA and other factors which may change. The applicable amounts calculated at the time of writing appear in Table 1. Please note that the actual amounts will differ from those given in Table 1.
Table 1: Applicable amounts for calculation of scholarship
|USA A||USA B||USA C||NUS||NTU||Hong Kong||Tokyo|
|Base amount||120 000||151 000||189 000||149 000||116 000||184 000||126 000|
|Supplement accompanying adult||86 000||86 000||92 000||109 000||108 000||101 000||94 000|
|Supplement per accomp. child||31 000||32 000||38 000||41 000||40 000||43 000||37 000|
|Net salary compensation 4.5 months*|
|*Net salary (incl. some pension compensation and 3% salary increment) may be estimated as: Net salary * 4.93. USA A = OSU and Williams, USA B = Amherst and UT Austin, USA C = UC Berkeley and UCLA.|
Scholarship Amount = Basic amount + Supplement accompanying adult + (supplement per accompanying child) * number of children + Net salary replacement. Fellows are responsible for ensuring that their travel, accommodation and so on will fit within the given amount.
Those who are awarded scholarships will spend the autumn semester at one of the following institutions of higher education:
Arizona State University
Nanyang Technological University *
National University of Singapore *
The Chinese University of Hong Kong *
The Ohio State University
The University of Texas at Austin
University of California Berkeley
University of California Los Angeles
University of Tokyo *
* Not suitable for families with school-age children due to limited availability of suitable school places.
The portfolio of partner institutions may be subject to change.
Questions will be answered by Programme Manager, Karin Forslund:
Telephone: +46 8 671 19 97
Click here to see final reports from former STINT Fellows.