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Call for Applications: Center for Netherlandish Art, MFA Boston Research Fellowships

The Center for Netherlandish Art (CNA), Museum of Fine Arts, Boston invites applications for the CNA Research Fellowship Program’s 2024-2025 fellowship cycle.

The CNA Fellowship program supports and nurtures future generations of scholars and specialists in Netherlandish Art. Through mentorship and access to the MFA’s rich collections, resources, and research facilities, fellows jointly further their professional development and are part of an active learning community. The CNA seeks to build a global cohort of fellows and foster meaningful connections to enhance the field of Netherlandish Art as a whole.

The 2023–24 CNA fellows. Left to right: Victor Tiribás, Kirsten Derks, and Lotte Kokkedee.

CNA fellowships provide opportunities for talented individuals at different stages of their careers—from recent MA graduates to emerging scholars at the postdoctoral level—to conduct independent research connected to the MFA’s collection of Netherlandish art. This may include preparation for submission of a PhD proposal, dissertation research and writing, and preparing a publication, among other research activities. To encourage creative thinking and new scholarship, the program is open to individuals in all professional and academic fields. The CNA acknowledges the continued need to make the field of Netherlandish Art more inclusive and equitable, and seeks to foster professionals of all identities and nationalities representing a range of backgrounds, prior experiences, and research priorities. Fellows are drawn from a highly competitive international application pool and receive a workspace in the CNA Library. Compensation includes a salary and travel allowance, as well as a generous benefits package.

Application and Procedure

The live application portal, more information about this burgeoning program, and bios for the current 2023-24 fellows, are available on the CNA website.

The final deadline for 2024-25 applications is Monday, 15 January 2024 (EST).

For any questions about applying or about the program, please contact Nicole Elizabeth Cook (, Senior Program Manager, Center for Netherlandish Art
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.