Need time to finalize a book manuscript? Research stint at the Polin Institute for theological research within Åbo Akademi University, Finland

The Polin Institute is a growing international center of theological research in Finland. We announce two research stints of maximum six months between the beginning of September 2024 and the end of February 2025 for researchers coming from abroad (university affiliation outside of Finland).

Polin monographs-fellowship provides you the following:

-travel costs


-research infrastructure: desk, internet access, library services, printing, scanning

-monthly tax free (in Finland) scholarship between 2400 and 3000€ depending on your career stage


-all doctors in any field of theology who work to finalize a monograph or other substantial publication within theology

Publishing policy

-The Polin Institute is mentioned as an affiliation and financer in publications and presentations that have been worked upon during the time of the stint

-Åbo Akademi University prefers open access publication

Assessment criteria

-your research track record in relation to your career stage

-balance of realism and ambition in your work plan

-the academic quality of your ongoing research and its contribution to academic theology

-relevance of your planned research for the ongoing theological research at the Polin Institute and Åbo Akademi in general

Application should be sent by e-mail to by the 29th of February 2024 and contain the following:

-application letter stating how long and when would you wish to stay and whether the dates are flexible or not as well as pointing out how you see your research in relation to the ongoing PI & ÅAU research in theology

-work plan of one page

-CV of maximum 3 pages

-list of publications

-sample chapter and table of contents or other documentation that facilitates the assessment of the quality of the ongoing research and whether it is realistic to finalize it in the given time