Call for Applications: Migelien Gerritzen scientific research and conservation Fellowships 2020

Migelien Gerritzen scientific research and conservation Fellowships 2020: Applications are now being invited from international and independent research proposals to participate in the Migelien Gerritzen Fellowship for conservation and scientific research

The programme enables highly talented candidates to base part of their research at the Rijksmuseum, and offers access to the museum’s expertise, collections, library and laboratories.

Fellowship Sponsor(s): Migelien Gerritzen Fellowship/Rijksmuseum.

Program Location: Universities where research is based and partly at the Rijksmuseum, Germany.

Program Title: Migelien Gerritzen Fellowship for conservation and scientific research.

Program Type: Paid Fellowship Program.

Program Duration: Duration of research (12 Months for Postdoctoral research)

Slots: not stated.

Country/Candidate Eligibility: Global eligibility.


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More about the Fellowship Program:

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. The Fellowship will preferably result in an article for publication, the content and form of which will be decided by the Fellow in consultation with the Rijksmuseum. The Rijksmuseum will provide joint working space for the Fellows, in order to stimulate an exchange of knowledge, ideas and experience.

Eligibility 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 researchers specialising in the field of the conservation sciences or related studies.
  • 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.


Fellowship Funding:

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 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 2020, 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.

Application Procedures for the Migelien Gerritzen scientific research and conservation Fellowships 2020 – How-to-Apply:

Complete applications have to be submitted through the online application system. Please follow the link below to learn about the required documents for application.

Apply here

The Rijksmuseum is committed to actively promoting equality, diversity and inclusion. We therefore encourage all potential candidates to apply.

Application Deadline: 19 January 2020, at 6:00 p.m. (Amsterdam time/CET)

Note: It is rather advisable to apply earlier

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