Call for Applications: Johan Huizinga Fellowship for Historical Research
The Johan Huizinga Fonds / Rijksmuseum Fonds offers outstanding postgraduate 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 Fellowship Programme
As part of the Rijksmuseum Fellowship Programme, the Johan Huizinga Fellowship is set out to train a new generation of museum professionals: inquisitive object-based specialists who will further develop understanding of Netherlandish art and history for the future. The Rijksmuseum will 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 and the resources of the Netherlands Institute for Art History (RKD) in The Hague.
Application and procedure
The closing date for all applications is 13 March 2016, at 6:00 p.m. (Amsterdam time/CET). Selection will be made by an international committee in April 2016. The committee consists of eminent scholars in the relevant fields of study from European universities and institutions, and members of the curatorial staff of the Rijksmuseum. Applicants will be notified by 1 May 2016. All Fellowships will start in September 2016.