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Migelien Gerritzen Fellowship for Conservation and Scientific Research in Netherlands, 2022

The Rijkmuseum is inviting applicants to apply for the  Michelin Gerritzen Fellowship in the Netherlands. The program is open to conduct conservation or scientific research on artworks and historical artefacts. The fellowship is awarded for applicants from all over the world.

The purpose of the Fellowship Programme is to encourage and support scholarly investigation, and to contribute to academic discourses while strengthening bonds between the museum and universities.

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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 of Amsterdam South.

Application Deadline: The closing date for all applications is 10 January 2022.

Brief Description

  • Course Level: The fellowship is available to pursue a research programme.
  • Study Subject: The fellowship is awarded in artworks and historical artefacts
  • Nationality: International student
  • Number of Scholarships: Not given
  • Scholarship can be taken in the Netherlands


  • Eligible Countries:  Applicants of all nationalities are eligible for the fellowship.
  • Entrance Requirements: Applicants must meet the following criteria:
  • The Migelien Gerritzen Fellowship is open to MA graduates, as well as PhD students and post-doctoral candidates. MA Graduate/PhD Fellows are those who have completed their MA degree or whose proposal is embedded in the research plans of their forthcoming PhD dissertation, postdoctoral Fellows must have completed their PhD dissertation and obtained a PhD degree on the date of application.
  • Fellowships are open to candidates of all nationalities and with varied specialisms. They may include conservators and scientists. 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.

Research Fellowship

Application Procedure:

  • How to Apply: Applicants can access the application form with the following documents such as:
  • Cover letter outlining the primary focus of your research, the connection of your project to the Rijksmuseum and your personal interest in the Fellowship position (250-300 words)
  • A research proposal, not exceeding one thousand words, further 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
  • A writing sample of 2-5 pages
  • English Language Requirements:  Applicants must have good command over the English language.


The fellowship provide will provide a stipend of €39,000 for MA graduate/PhD Fellows or €45,000 for postdoctoral Fellows (subject to taxes and deductions) is for a period of twelve months commencing 1 September 2021, the start of the academic 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.

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