Individual Fellowship – Non-Dutch at Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study (NIAS) 2018, Netherlands
Individual fellowships for scholars with a non-Dutch affiliation, who wish to work on an individual project for 5 or 10 months. These fellowships are by application.
Who can apply?
NIAS individual Fellowships are awarded to scholars to carry out advanced research in the humanities and the social sciences. Fellows have have already made a considerable contribution to their field.Both Dutch scholars and scholars from abroad can apply for a individual fellowship.
In order to be considered eligible for a fellowship by NIAS, the following criteria and rules are applicable:
- At least 3 years of post-Ph.D. degree academic experience
- Applicants must have an affiliation with a university or research institute during the period of the fellowship. The NIAS Fellowship does not constitute an employment relationship: the fellow is and remains an employee of his or her own university or research institute. NIAS is thus not obligated to make social insurance contributions or to contribute to pension or unemployment insurances
- Applicants can only apply for either an individual fellowship or a theme-group fellowship in a single year, not for both
- If applicants were granted with an earlier fellowship at NIAS, they can apply for a new fellowship 10 years after finishing the first fellowship
- A completed online application form with all requested documents uploaded
Applications are primarily evaluated on the basis of scientific quality, innovative character and originality. Scholarly achievements, grants, awards and publication record are also taken into consideration in the selection process.
In order to establish a diverse and coherent research group, additional elements that are taken into consideration by the NIAS directorate include the spread across disciplinary backgrounds, gender, age and geographical origin. In addition, the availability of facilities such as housing are also taken into consideration.
All correctly submitted applications are screened for eligibility on the basis of the abovementioned formal criteria. Applications that fit the formal criteria are sent to independent external reviewers. Applicants who do not meet the criteria are notified by email that NIAS does not intend sending their application to external reviewers for evaluation. Applicants can object to this decision by email. On the basis of the arguments given by the applicant, NIAS will decide whether or not to reconsider.Based on the reviewers’ assessments, in combination with the abovementioned additional selection criteria, it is the director who ultimately decides which applicants will be invited for a NIAS Fellowship.Please note that NIAS only offers a limited number of NIAS Fellowships each year and that the competition is fierce, which means that less than 10% of all applications is accepted.
Fellows from abroad can apply for studio accommodation in the NIAS Fellows House. These studios are located next to the Royal Academy’s Trippenhuis Building at the Kloveniersburgwal. The subsidized rate for studio accommodation is €500 per month, which is deducted from the stipend. Fellows from the Netherlands who live more than 1.5-hour’s journey from a station in Amsterdam by public transport can apply for accommodation and an accommodation grant.Family apartments in the Amsterdam area are available for fellows from abroad who need to bring their partner and/or children. These furnished two-bedroom apartments are located at Stadionplein in Amsterdam-Zuid. For fellows from abroad the subsidized rate for apartments is €750 per month, which is deducted from their stipend.Please note: domestic animals are not allowed in the offices, studios or family apartments.
Travel expenses for arrival & departure
Legal status and insurance
Health and insurance
- Kind of fellowship the applicant is applying for
- Personal information
- Work and career
- Fellowship: practical information
- Project proposal
- Full project proposal: a project description of max. 1500 words , including:
- research topic and research question;
- position in relation to current research in the field;
- innovative character of the research;
- methodology and time schedule;
- intended research output
- the added value of the interdisciplinary NIAS environment
- the added value of working in Amsterdam, the Netherlands
- CV (max 1 page)
- List of the applicant's major publications published during the last 5 years period in refereed journals/books
- Two of the applicant's publications (articles or books) in support of the application.
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