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Migelien Gerritzen Fellowship for Conservation and Scientific Research in Netherlands, 2018

The Migelien Gerritzen Fellowship is open to conduct conservation or scientific research on artworks and historical artefacts. The fellowship is awarded for the applicants from all over the world.

The aim of the fellowship is to provide working space for the fellows, in order to stimulate an exchange of knowledge, ideas and experience. Access will be provided to all necessary information in the museum, as well as to the library, conservation laboratories of the Rijksmuseum and the University of Amsterdam.

The Rijksmuseum is a Dutch national museum dedicated to arts and history in Amsterdam. The museum is located at the Museum Square in the borough Amsterdam South.

Scholarship Description:

  • Application deadline: January 14, 2018
  • Course Level: The fellowship is available to pursue research programme.
  • Study Subject: The fellowship is awarded in artworks and historical artefacts
  • Scholarship Award: 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 2018, the start of the academic year. It is funded by an endowment legacy. 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
  • Number of Scholarships: Not given
  • Scholarship can be taken in Netherlands

Eligibility for the Scholarship:

  • Eligible Countries:  Applicants of all nationalities are eligible for the fellowship.
  • Entrance Requirements: Applicants must meet following criteria:
  1. The Migelien Gerritzen Fellowship is open to MA graduates, as well as PhD students and postdoctoral candidates.
  2. Fellowships are open to candidates of all nationalities and with varied specialisms. They may include conservators and scientists.
  3. 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:  Applicants must have good command over the English language.

Research Fellowship

Application Procedure:

  • Complete applications have to be submitted through the online application system.

How to Apply:

  • Cover letter outlining your interest in the fellowship position.
  • A research proposal, not exceeding one thousand words, specifying your areas of research and their relationship to the Rijksmuseum’s collections and activities.
  • Full curriculum vitae including education, professional experience, honours, awards, and publications.
  • A provisional schedule of work to be accomplished during the fellowship period.
  • A provisional schedule of travel required (maximum of six weeks) during the fellowship period.
  • Copy of a published paper or recent sample of writing.

Online Application

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