Johan Huizinga Fellowship Program for Historical Research in the Netherlands

The Johan Huizinga Fund/Rijksmuseum Fund is delighted to invite applications for the Johan Huizinga Fellowship Program. This program is open to MA graduates, as well as PhD students and post-doctoral candidates studying historical fields. Students from all over the world are welcome to apply. Expires in 39 days!

Fellowship Description
The Johan Huizinga Fund/Rijksmuseum Fund offers outstanding candidates the opportunity to conduct historical research into objects in the Rijksmuseum collection. Candidates are invited to submit a research proposal that draws on these objects as subject material and as sources of information. The Rijksmuseum will endeavor to enable publication of the Fellow’s research, for example in the series Rijksmuseum Studies in History or in The Rijksmuseum Bulletin. 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. Funding is available for one Johan Huizinga Fellowship a year. The stipend of €24,750 (subject to taxes and deductions) is for a period of nine months commencing 1 September 2019, the start of the academic year. The Rijksmuseum will cover visa fees for the Fellow, but not for dependents.

Level and Area of Studies
Master, PhD and Postdoctoral program in historical fields.

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

Eligibility and Criteria

  • The Johan Huizinga Fellowship is open to MA graduates, as well as PhD students and post-doctoral candidates.
  • Fellowships are open to candidates of all nationalities and with varied specialisms. They may include researchers specialising in the fields of history, art history and related cultural historical studies.
  • 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