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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 our researchers and projects organised under the research themes. 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.

INVEST welcomes applications from all countries.

New USA cooperation programme

For scholars from the USA, we have a new cooperation programme in the fields of Welfare State and Inequalities. Within this programme INVEST can cover fellowship visits for research cooperation with the same conditions as the INVEST Fellowship.

If you are considering applying for INVEST fellowship and are from the USA, please contact us at

Spring Call is open!

Our INVEST Fellowship Programme Spring Call is now open. Apply by filling in the electronic application form by 14 June 2021.  The application will require an up-to-date CV and a publication list.

If you have any questions, please email to

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. INVEST will provide 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.


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