Gepubliceerd op 09-03-2015

Call for applications: Scaliger Fellowships (Leiden; Deadline 1 April 2015)

The Scaliger Institute offers researchers from the Netherlands and abroad the oportunity to obtain research scholarships – the so-called Scaliger fellowships – for a maximum period of two months. The grant amounts to a maximum of € 1 000 per month. Allocation of this grant will take place after the assessment of an application form by the Executive Committee, which can be advised by one or more curators and/or experts from the faculties, if necessary. In addition, the Institute also has fellows without a scholarship. They often use the Institute for an extended period of time.

With effect from 1 January 2009, applications for a Scaliger fellowship can only be submitted to the Executive Committee in two rounds. The deadline of the first round is on 1 April 2015; the deadline of the second round is 1 October 2015.

Conditions Scaliger fellowship

Applications for a Scaliger fellowship have to comply with a number of conditions:

  • A research proposal must be submitted in which the relation between the proposed research and the primary sources, which are to be researched and consulted in the department Special Collections, is specified;
  • A list of manuscripts, editions of other items to be consulted in the library, supplied with shelf marks;
  • A start and end date of the proposed research;
  • A curriculum vitae;
  • A list of relevant publications;
  • Two academic references;
  • Researchers who have yet to obtain their doctoral degree need to have a letter of recommendation from their supervisors;
  • Fellows who have previously received a Scaliger fellowship, cannot obtain this grant a second time.

What does the Scaliger Fellowship offer?

A Scaliger fellow benefits from:

  • A workplace in the Scaliger area (during opening hours of the library);
  • The use of two personal computers (Internet, Outlook, Word, etc.);
  • Wireless access for laptops;
  • A free library card
  • Sending and receiving post;
  • Support from the co-ordinator, e.g. finding accomodation, organising lectures, symposia;

Not included are:

  • Costs which result from making copies.
  • Costs which result from Interlibrary loans (ILL).

Application form Scaliger fellowship
To apply for a Scaliger fellowship, fill out the application form (Pdf document) and e-mail or mail it to K. van Ommen, MA, (k.van.ommen@library.leidenuniv.nl), Leiden University Library, Postbus 9501, 2300 RA Leiden, the Netherlands.

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