Dr. Anton C.R. Dreesmann Fellowship for Art Historical Research in the Netherlands

The Dr. Anton C.R. Dreesmann Fellowship Program is now open. This program is purposed to supports individuals engaged in postgraduate university studies leading to a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) or Doctor of Science (DSc) degree, whose research is compatible with the Fellowship position. Expires in 40 days!

Scholarship Description
The Dr. Anton C.R. Dreesmann Fund/Rijksmuseum Fund enables History of Art PhD candidates from the University of Pennsylvania to conduct dissertation research at the Rijksmuseum. The Fellowship is funded by a University of Pennsylvania alumna. Applications should include an outline of the proposed research, related to the Rijksmuseum’s holdings, its history and activities. A suitable project might entail the study of art objects as artistic or historical sources or object-related archival research. The focus of research may encompass any of the museum’s varied holdings, including paintings, sculpture, decorative arts, prints, drawings, photography and historical artefacts. The Fellowship will preferably result in a publication, the content and form of which will be decided by the Fellow and his/her academic supervisors in consultation with the Rijksmuseum. The Rijksmuseum will provide joint working space for the Fellows, in order to stimulate an exchange of knowledge, ideas and experience. Access will be given to all relevant resources in the museum, such as the Research Library Collections, collection documentation and the Rijksmuseum’s archives.

Award Value

  • Fellowship stipends are awarded to help support a Fellow’s study and research efforts during the tenure of their appointment. The stipend of €33,000 (subject to taxes and deductions) is for a period of twelve months commencing 1 September 2019, the start of the academic year. This is a one-year fellowship, with the possibility of renewal for one additional year. The Fellow’s progress and plans will be assessed, to determine if the renewal of the Fellowship for a second year is desirable.
  • The Fellowship will allow for limited travel for research in art collections and archives elsewhere in Europe to a maximum value of €5,000 annually. The Rijksmuseum will cover visa fees for the Fellow, but not for dependents.

Level and Area of Studies
PhD degree in historical fields.

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

Eligibility and Criteria

  • The Dr. Anton C.R. Dreesmann Fellowship supports individuals engaged in postgraduate university studies leading to a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) or Doctor of Science (DSc) degree, whose research is compatible with the Fellowship position. The candidate has to have a university-affiliated supervisor.
  • Only History of Art PhD candidates from the University of Pennsylvania are eligible to apply.
  • Candidates should have proven research capabilities, academic credentials and excellent command of the English language – both written and spoken. Proficiency in a second language (ideally Dutch or German) is preferred but not required.

Applicants’ Nationality
There is no nationality restriction.

Submission Deadline
20 January 2019.

Website and Application Link