We welcome international, independent research proposals which open new perspectives on the Rijksmuseum’s collection, its history and activities. 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.
Applications are invited for The Migelien Gerritzen Fellowship for conservation and scientific research.
The Migelien Gerritzen Fund/Rijksmuseum Fund enables candidates to conduct conservation and/or scientific research on art works and historical artefacts. Focus should be the Rijksmuseum collection or ideation that has been initiated at the Rijksmuseum. A suitable project might entail technical research into objects in the Rijksmuseum’s collection and/or analytical techniques, preventive conservation, and treatment methodologies.
- 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.
- Fellowships are open to candidates of all nationalities and with varied specialisms.
- Candidates should have proven research capabilities, academic credentials and excellent command of the English language – both written and spoken.
Fellowship stipends are awarded to help support a Fellow’s study and research efforts during the tenure of their appointment. The stipend of €39,000 (Rs. 30,73,608 approx) for MA graduate/PhD Fellows or €45,000 (Rs. 35,46,470 approx) for postdoctoral Fellows (subject to taxes and deductions) is for a period of twelve months commencing 1 September 2020, the start of the academic year.
Complete applications have to be submitted through the online application system. Please follow the link to learn about the required documents for application.
The closing date for all applications is 19 January 2020, at 6:00 p.m. (Amsterdam time/CET), but candidates are encouraged to apply at their earliest convenience. All applications must be submitted online and in English.
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