The Rijksmuseum Fellowship programme offers talented candidates a unique opportunity to conduct part of their research with us. You will have access to the expertise of our people, the museum’s collections, library and laboratories. In addition, you will have the opportunity to participate in workshops and field trips.
With our Fellowship Programme we aim to strengthen the bonds between museums and universities and encourage exchange of knowledge.
If you have an international independent research proposal which could open new perspectives on the Rijksmuseum’s history and activities, we’d love to hear from you.
There are four different fellowships in the 2022-2023 academic year, each with its own research field:
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What we need from you:
Please note, you can only apply online. The closing date is Monday 9 January 2023.
An international committee will make a selection from the candidates at the end of January 2023. This committee consists of eminent scholars from the relevant fields at European universities and institutions, and staff members from curators and curators of the Rijksmuseum.
You will receive notification of your application no later than February 10, 2023. All fellowships will start September 1, 2023.
Three of the fellows have the chance to stay in the Haga Huis. An art-historical monument in its own right, this Amsterdam School-style house is within walking distance of the Rijksmuseum. Fellows have access to this distinctive residence thanks to the Andla Fonds, as part of its mission to support and contribute to art and science.
We encourage fellows to form a cohort during their Fellowship with us. Over the years this has created an international network and community, which connects Fellows on both a scholarly and personal level. In many cases, alumni have moved on to notable careers within the academic and museum worlds.
The Rijksmuseum Fellowship Programme is made possible by:
The Mellon Foundation
Migelien Gerritzen Fund/Rijksmuseum Fund
Dr. Anton C.R. Dreesmann Fund/Rijksmuseum Fund
Johan Huizinga Fund/Rijksmuseum Fund
Annenberg Foundation/Rijksmuseum Fund
Terra Foundation of American Art