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INVEST Fellowship Programme

What is an INVEST fellowship?

INVEST fellowships are 1-3 (or up to 6) months visits to the flagship to collaborate with one of the research teams. Fellowships are targeted to researcher from post-doctoral studies onwards who want to visit the flagship. Before applying, please email the INVEST-PI who would host you to let them know you are applying to join their team.

INVEST will cover travel, accommodation for the fellow (in University of Turku housing organized by us) and a 500€ / month top-up on your salary. Any additional costs need to be agreed with INVEST.

Our Spring Call for INVEST visiting fellows will open in May 2021.


Picture: Professor Dagmar Strohmeier, the first INVEST Fellowship Programme visitor.

The Inequalities, Interventions, and New Welfare State (INVEST) aims at increasing wellbeing of Finnish society during childhood, youth and early adulthood and preventing psychosocial risks compromising such development through innovative interventions.

Based on cutting-edge research on the conditions and mechanisms involved at different periods of development, INVEST will evaluate and develop various universal and targeted interventions to improve the efficiency of the current welfare state institutions at critical points of the early life course.

INVEST aims at providing a new model for the welfare states that is more equal, better targeted to problem groups, more anticipatory as well as economically and socially sustainable. INVEST is a Academy of Finland Flagship.

Our INVEST Fellowship Programme Spring Call will open in May 2021. The application will require an up-to-date CV and a publication list.

If you have any questions, please email to




Photo by Hanna Oksanen, University of Turku