Rijksmuseum Fellowship Programme


The Rijksmuseum operates a research Fellowship Programme for outstanding candidates working on the art and history of the Low Countries whose principal concern is object-based research.

Manfred & Hanna Heiting Fellowship for photo-historical research

The Manfred & Hanna Heiting Fund/Rijksmuseum Fund enables the Rijksmuseum to annually award two postgraduate Fellowships that stimulate outstanding object-based, photo-historical research by prospective curators from the Netherlands or abroad. The research is based on the National Photo Collection held by the Rijksmuseum's Print Room.

Johan Huizinga Fellowship for historical research

The Johan Huizinga Fund/Rijksmuseum Fund offers outstanding postgraduate candidates the opportunity to conduct historical research into objects in the Rijksmuseum collection.

Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship for art historical research

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will enable one predoctoral candidate annually to base part of their research at the Rijksmuseum. This is a one-year Fellowship, with the possibility of renewal for one additional year.

Migelien Gerritzen Fellowship for conservation research

The Migelien Gerritzen Fund/Rijksmuseum Fund enables a predoctoral candidate to conduct conservation research or technical research on art works and historical artefacts. This is a one-year Fellowship, with the possibility of renewal for one additional year.

Dr. Anton C.R. Dreesmann Fellowship for art historical research

The Dr. Anton C.R. Dreesmann Fund/Rijksmuseum Fund will annually or biennially enable one History of Art doctoral candidate from the University of Pennsylvania to conduct research at the Rijksmuseum for his or her dissertation. This is a one-year fellowship, with the possibility of renewal for one additional year.

Haga Huis

The Haga Huis, administered by the Andla Fund, provides residential accommodation for a limited number of scholars taking part in the Rijksmuseum Research Fellowship Programme. The Andla Fund extends this facility as part of its statutory mission to support and contribute to art and science. The Haga House is located on Reinier Vinkeleskade, within walking distance of the Rijksmuseum, and can offer Fellows housing for the duration of their Fellowship.

Further information

For questions concerning the application procedure, please contact:

Marije Spek
Coordinator Fellowship Programme
+31 (0)20-6747395

The closing date for all applications is 12 March 2017, at 6:00 p.m. (Amsterdam time/CET), but students are encouraged to apply at their earliest convenience. No applications will be accepted after the deadline. All applications must be submitted online and in English. Applications or related materials delivered via email, postal mail, or in person will not be accepted.

Selection will be made by an international committee in April 2017. The committee consists of eminent scholars in the relevant fields of study from European universities and institutions, and members of the curatorial and conservation staff of the Rijksmuseum. Applicants will be notified by 1 May 2017. All Fellowships will start in September 2017.


All text above via https://www.rijksmuseum.nl/en/fellowship-programme, accessed 22/12/16.

For further information, and to apply, please see https://www.rijksmuseum.nl/en/fellowship-programme.

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