Open Call – NIAS Fellowships
In good company
As a fellow at NIAS, you are in good company. Previously, David Van Reybrouck did research here for his award-winning book Congo, Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi worked here on her fourth book The first woman. The Nobel Prize winner Olga Tokarczuk was writer-in-residence at NIAS. We are expecting Michèle Lamont (winner of the Erasmus Prize) next semester and currently Eveline Crone is investigating the emergence of curiosity during adolescence at NIAS.
A room of one’s own
The Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIAS), is the third oldest institution of its kind in the world (after the Princeton and Stanford institutes), and is committed to promoting interdisciplinary and curiosity-driven research for established and early career scholars. It is an intellectual haven where scholars, artists, writers and journalists come together in an interdisciplinary and collaborative environment.
A NIAS fellowship offers time and space to work on one’s research project, as well as the chance to become part of a diverse community where one can challenge boundaries, explore detours and obtain new perspectives. Annually, around fifty fellows are selected.
NIAS Fellowships are as diverse as their fellows
In addition to the NIAS individual and group fellowships, NIAS offers fellowships together with partners, our so-called sponsored fellowships. Use the links below to learn more about (and to apply for) our Supported Individual Fellowships:
- Scientists who want to conduct research that intersects the humanities and social sciences on the one hand and the natural and technological sciences on the other can apply for a Distinguished NIAS Lorentz Fellowship.
- Scholars, artists, writers and journalists who are unable to work in their current location due to the consequences of the war in Ukraine are invited to apply as Safe Haven Fellows.
- Brand new is the NIAS – NIOD – KITLV Fellowship: Moving objects, Mobilising Culture in the Context of (De)colonization. Intended for researchers from formerly colonised countries – including heritage practitioners, historians, archaeologists, social scientists, artists, journalists, and/or cultural activists – with an interest in (lost) collections or objects from those countries or regions that are (or were) kept in the Netherlands.
- Together with the Meertens Institute, NIAS offers one ten-month fellowship for international scholars of language and culture in the Netherlands, and Dutch language and culture in the world.
- In cooperation with the Municipality of Amsterdam we host two Urban Citizen Fellows each year, to stimulate the use of advanced research in political deliberation and public policy making for the city of Amsterdam.
- With its partners, NIAS also offers writers, artists and journalists the opportunity to work for an extended period within an international academic community.
We welcome (groups of) applicants from around the globe who wish to work on a project of their own choice that fits within the scope of humanities or social sciences. Fellowships are awarded for a period of 5 or 10 months. Applicants have at least three years of post-PhD degree academic experience. Both scholars with or without an affiliation at universities/research institutes can apply. Applications must be submitted before 18 March 2024 (noon).