Johan Huizinga Fellowship for Postgraduate Degree in Historical Research, Netherlands

Applications for the Johan Huizinga Fellowship Program are now being accepted. Students from all nationals are welcome to apply. He or she must be able to prove capability in doing research and an excellent academic record. The winning fellows will receive stipend of €16,500. The application deadline is 12 March 2017.

Fellowship Description
The Johan Huizinga Fonds / Rijksmuseum Fonds are pleased to offer Johan Huizinga Postgraduate Fellowship for historical research. Applicants of all nationalities are eligible to apply for this fellowship. The aim of the programme is to train a new generation of museum professionals: inquisitive object-based specialists who will further develop understanding of art and history for the future.

Value and Tenure
The stipend of €16,500 (less applicable taxes and deductions) is for a period of six months commencing 1 September 2017, the start of the academic year.

Level and Area of Studies
Postgraduate degree in Historical Research.

Place of Study
The study will be taken in the Netherlands.

Eligibility and Criteria

  • The Johan Huizinga Fellowship is open to recent graduates (at the Master’s level), as well as doctoral and post-doctoral candidates.
  • Fellowships are open to candidates of all nationalities and with varied specialisms.
  • Candidates should have proven research capabilities, academic credentials and excellent written and spoken knowledge of two languages (English and preferably Dutch or German).

Applicants’ Nationality
There is no nationality restriction.

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Application Instruction
To apply, the following materials must be submitted online:

  • Cover letter outlining their interest in the fellowship position.
  • A research proposal, not exceeding one thousand words, specifying the relationship of their research to the Rijksmuseum’s collections and activities.
  • Full curriculum vitae including education, professional experience, honors, awards, and publications.
  • Copy of a published paper or recent sample of writing.

Submission Deadline
12 March 2017.

Website and Application Link

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