The Johan Huizinga Fund/Rijksmuseum Fund offers outstanding candidates the opportunity to conduct historical research into objects in the Rijksmuseum collection. Candidates are invited to submit a research proposal that draws on these objects as subject material and as sources of information. The Johan Huizinga Fellowship is awarded annually for a six-month period. The Rijksmuseum will endeavor to enable publication of the Fellow’s research, for example in the series Rijksmuseum Studies in History or in The Rijksmuseum Bulletin. The Rijksmuseum will provide working space for the Fellows, in order to stimulate an exchange of knowledge, ideas and experience. Access will be provided to all necessary information in the museum, as well as to the library and the resources of the Netherlands Institute for Art History (RKD) in The Hague.
- The Johan Huizinga Fellowship is open to MA graduates, as well as PhD students and post-doctoral candidates.
- Fellowships are open to candidates of all nationalities and with varied specialisms.
- 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 stipends are awarded to help support a Fellow’s study and research efforts during the tenure of their appointment. Funding is available for one Johan Huizinga Fellowship a year. The stipend of €16,500 (subject to taxes and deductions) is for a period of six months commencing 1 September 2018, the start of the academic year. The Rijksmuseum will cover visa fees for the Fellow, but not for dependents.