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Application Form


15 April 2017 - CLOSED (for Individual Scholars with a non-Dutch affiliation 2018/19)
1 August 2017 (for Individual Scholars with a Dutch affiliation 2018/19)


Application Guidelines

Application forms should be sent by e-mail to:

A complete application consists of:

  1. a completed application form
  2. a research proposal describing the work that you propose to carry out at NIAS (maximum 1500 words, references excluded).
  3. a curriculum vitae (max. 1 page)
  4. a list of (major) publications of the last 5 years in refereed journals/books (max. 1 page)
  5. two publications (articles or books, in pdf) in support of the application. (Books in support of the application may also be sent by regular mail. Please address to NIAS, Academic Affairs, PO Box 10855, 1001 EW Amsterdam,The Netherlands)

For applicants affiliated to a non-Dutch university:

6. it is advised (but not compulsory) to attach a letter in support of the application by an internationally known scholar from a university or research institute in the Netherlands.

Application Forms will only be accepted in Word Format.

If you do not receive an automatic acknowledgement of receipt please contact NIAS at

Only NIAS Fellowship applications that meet the eligibility criteria will be taken into consideration. You will be notified by e-mail if your application fulfils the eligibility criteria and has been sent on for external review. You will be given an indication of when to expect the outcome of the selection procedure.

Please note, that the number of scholars expressing interest always exceeds the places available.

All information supplied will be treated with utmost confidentiality and used only by the Scholarship Committee, selected External Referees, and the Director.


For questions, read the FAQ or contact NIAS's Head of Academic Affairs  +31 (0) 20 224 67 03.

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