Rijksmuseum Fellowship Programme

For students who have a/are PhD degree , Master's degree
Who need a scholarship for Research , Study
In the field of Arts and Humanities, Fine and applied arts, Natural sciences, Other
Countries United States

Description of scholarship

The Rijksmuseum Fellowship Programme is open to the new generation of museum professionals: inquisitive specialists who will further develop understanding of Netherlandish art, history and museology for the future. We welcome international, independent research proposals which open new perspectives on the Rijksmuseum’s collection, its history and activities. The purpose of the Fellowship Programme is to encourage and support scholarly investigation, and to contribute to academic discourses while strengthening bonds between the museum and universities. The programme enables highly talented candidates to base part of their research at the Rijksmuseum, and offers access to the museum’s expertise, collections, library and laboratories. Furthermore, it facilitates opportunities for Fellows to engage in workshops and excursions to encourage exchange of knowledge - both amongst themselves and the broader museum audience.


MA graduates, PhD students, postdoctoral candidates


Value and purpose of grant

Fellowship stipends are awarded to help support a Fellow’s study and research efforts during the tenure of his/her appointment. Please review the Rijksmuseum website for funding details.

Grant award period

9-12 months

Application deadline


Extra facilities

The Fellowship will allow for limited travel for research in art collections and archives elsewhere in Europe to a maximum value of €5,000 annually. The Rijksmuseum will cover visa fees for the Fellow, but not for dependents.

Grant provider

Rijksmuseum Amsterdam

Application procedure

Complete applications have to be submitted through the Rijksmuseum's online application system.

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