The Gieskes-Strijbis Fund is funding four one-year research Fellowships at the Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis on the Research Project Revisiting Dutch Brazil and Johan Maurits. We offer early career scholars the opportunity to conduct innovative historical research on themes related to Dutch Brazil, the tenure of Johan Maurits van Nassau-Siegen and the early history of Dutch slave trade and enslavement.
Candidates are invited to submit research proposals that link to these themes, describing research questions, sources and methodologies. The Fellowships are intended for early career scholars seeking to develop their expertise in the period and topic. We expect Fellows to work towards a peer-reviewed publication in an international journal. The Mauritshuis will provide access to the museum, the museum library, as well as membership to the Royal Library in The Hague. Residence is not required, but we do expect Fellows to attend two expert meetings during the course of their project and to present their results at a symposium to be organized in the last quarter of 2021.
The deadline for applications is 3 May 2020. Candidates will be selected for an interview by an international academic Advisory Board and the Head of the Research Project. Fellows will be appointed by the museum.
Complete applications and separate letters of recommendation can be submitted by email to Erik Odegard, Head of the Research Project: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For questions regarding the procedure or the possibility to discuss research plans, please contact the Head of the Research Project at email@example.com. The closing date for all applications is 3 May 2020 at 23:59 (CET), but candidates are encouraged to apply at their earliest convenience. No applications will be accepted after the deadline. All applications must be submitted through email and in English.
Selection for interviews will be made by the head of the research project and an international advisory committee in May 2020.
The Mauritshuis is committed to diversity and equity. We therefore encourage all potential candidates to apply.
Applicants are encouraged to write their own proposals based on their specific expertise. To give an idea of the diversity of topics in which we are interested, applicants can use the following list of possible topics as inspiration: