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Migelien Gerritzen Fellowship for Conservation and Scientific Research in Netherlands, 2019

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.



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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.


  • Application Deadline: January 20, 2019
  • Course Level: The fellowship is available to pursue research programme.
  • Study Subject: The fellowship is awarded in artworks and historical artefacts
  • 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 2019, the start of the academic year. This is a one-year Fellowship, with the possibility of renewal for one additional year. It is funded by an endowment legacy. 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.
  • Nationality: International student
  • Number of Awards: Not given
  • The award can be taken in Netherlands


  • Eligible Countries:  Applicants of all nationalities are eligible for the fellowship.
  • Entrance Requirements: Applicants must meet following criteria:
    • The Migelien Gerritzen 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 field of the conservation sciences or related 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.
  • 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. Please follow the link below to learn about the required documents for application.Apply hereThe Rijksmuseum is committed to actively promoting equality, diversity and inclusion. We therefore encourage all potential candidates to apply.

    The closing date for all applications is 20 January 2019, at 6:00 p.m. (Amsterdam time/CET), but candidates are encouraged to apply at their earliest convenience. No applications will be accepted after the deadline. All applications must be submitted online and in English. Applications or related materials delivered via email, postal mail, or in person will not be accepted.

    Selection will be made by an international committee in February 2019. The committee consists of eminent scholars in the relevant fields of study from European universities and institutions, and members of the curatorial and conservation staff of the Rijksmuseum. Applicants will be notified by 15 March 2019. All Fellowships will start in September 2019.

Online Application

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