International Fellowship for Art Historical Research in Netherlands, 2018

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Applications are invited for Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship for art historical research in the Netherlands. Fellowship stipends are awarded to help support a fellow’s study and research efforts during the tenure of their appointment.

The Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship welcomes outstanding PhD candidates working on the art history of the Low Countries whose principal concern is object-based research.

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Scholarship Description

  • Applications deadline: January 14, 2018
  • Course Level: Fellowship is awarded to pursue research.
  • Study Subject: Fellowship is available for art historical research.
  • Scholarship Award: 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 fellowship a year. The stipend of €33,000 (subject to taxes and deductions) is for a period of twelve months commencing 1 September 2018, the start of the academic year. This is a one-year Fellowship, with the possibility of renewal for one additional year. 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.
  • Nationality: International applicants are eligible to apply for this fellowship programme.
  • Number of Scholarships: One fellowship is available.
  • Scholarship can be taken in the Netherlands

Eligibility for the Scholarship

Eligible Countries: Applicants of all nationalities are eligible to apply for this fellowship programme.

Entrance Requirements:

  • The Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship supports individuals engaged in postgraduate university studies leading to a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) or Doctor of Science (DSc) degree, whose research is compatible with the Fellowship position. The candidate has to have a university-affiliated supervisor.
  • Fellowships are open to candidates of all nationalities and with varied specialisms. They may include art historians, curators, conservators, and historians.
  • Candidates should have proven research capabilities, academic credentials and excellent written and spoken knowledge of two languages (English and preferably Dutch or German).

English Language Requirements: Candidates should have proven research capabilities, academic credentials and excellent written and spoken knowledge of two languages (English and preferably Dutch or German).

Application Procedure: 

How to Apply: Complete applications have to be submitted through our online application system. Please follow the link below to learn about the required documents for application.

Online Application

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