NIAS Fellows are selected from prominent researchers and senior scholars in the humanities and social sciences who have already made a contribution to their field. At least 3 years of post-Ph.D. degree academic experience is a prerequisite for eligibility.
Scholarly achievements, obtained grants and awards, and reputation and quality of publications are aspects considered in the evaluation process.
Moreover, the added value of the proposed project for the Dutch scientific community is an important criterion for selection.
Preference is given to
- applicants who propose an interdisciplinary project
- a project that is closely related to an already externally funded project.
In the year 2014/15 NIAS specially welcomes projects that are related to the following topics:
- Cultural Heritage and Computational Humanities
- Brain and Cognition
- Global Society and Identity.
Applications by former NIAS Fellows and scholars at the end of their career will be given low priority.
NIAS has a diversity policy with regard to gender, age, and geographic origin.
Fellowships at NIAS are residential fellowships. Fellows are offered a study room in the main building and a studio on campus (see also Facilities for Fellows). Fellows from the Netherlands may commute provided that they are at NIAS at least four days a week.
NIAS fellowships are in principle awarded for advanced research during a full academic year, running from 1 September till 30 June, or for one semester, i.e. from 1 September to 31 January or 1 February to 30 June.1)
NIAS does not provide fellowships for training programmes or educational purposes. Nor does it offer courses, or financial support to conduct research elsewhere.
A NIAS Fellow affiliated with a Dutch university is entitled to a replacement subsidy for teaching duties. A NIAS Fellow from outside the Netherlands is entitled to a stipend. For an overview of all the facilities offered to a NIAS Fellow see Facilities for Fellows.
|•||Application Form NIAS Fellowship (non-Dutch scholars)|
|•||Application Form NIAS Fellowship (Dutch scholars)|
The Application Forms will only be accepted in Word Format
Applications that do not meet the requirements will not be considered.
Please note, that the number of scholars expressing interest far exceeds the number of fellowships which are available. International peer reviews will play an important role in the selection process.
Applications should be sent by e-mail to:Application@NIAS.KNAW.NL
After having sent the application you will receive an automatic acknowledgement of receipt. If you fail to receive one, please contact: Nick den Hollander, Head of Academic Affairs. He is also available for more information.
1) Please be aware that the fellows' presence in the first weeks of the year/semester is essential because of the official opening ceremony and business meetings.