CAS - Centre for Advanced Studies

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Akademiets hus
The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters in Oslo.


Promoting curiosity-driven research

The Centre for Advanced Study (CAS) at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters is an independent foundation that promotes excellent, fundamental, curiosity-driven research.

CAS' primary objective is to further excellent research by providing its fellows with uninterrupted time for research.
Since its opening in 1992, the Centre has hosted more than a thousand researchers.

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Camilla Serck-Hansen
Camilla Serck-Hanssen is CAS' Scientific Director.

The Centre for Advanced Study (CAS) was founded by the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters and is located at its premises.

Group-based research
Each year, CAS hosts three research groups working on projects within and across the fields of the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.
All faculty members who hold permanent research positions at CAS' partner institutions in Norway are eligible to submit a project proposal and assemble and lead the corresponding research group at CAS.

Project leaders can invite researchers from around the world at any stage of their careers to participate in the project – whether for an entire year or for a few months.
CAS projects often include Ph.D. candidates and/or postdoctoral fellows, which promotes career development and mentorship.

Each year, 40-45 researchers from 10-15 countries participate in CAS projects. 

Following an application process that includes an international peer review, the CAS Board of Directors selects three projects for a one-year residency. Project leaders are then given two years to plan for their stay at CAS.

CAS is funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research.

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