The Rijksmuseum welcomes international, independent research proposals which open new perspectives on the museum’s collection, its history and activities. The program 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, the program facilitates opportunities for Fellows to engage in workshops and excursions to encourage exchange of knowledge – both amongst themselves and the broader museum audience.
From 3D Imaging of Rijksmuseum Objects (interior & exterior), investigating the material practices of gift-giving in the early modern Ottoman-Dutch world to researching early modern Dutch Snuffboxes. Read more about the research projects of the current six fellows: Fellows – Rijksmuseum
Application and procedure
Please review the eligibility, funding and application requirements by visiting the Rijksmuseum website. For the 2024-2025 academic year, candidates can apply for:
- Mellon Fellowship for research in art and cultural history – Apply here
- Johan Huizinga Fellowship for historical research – Apply here
- Migelien Gerritzen Fellowship for conservation and scientific research – Apply here
- Anton C.R. Dreesmann Fellowship for art historical research – Apply here
The closing date for all applications is 8 January 2024, at 6:00 p.m. (Amsterdam time/CET). No applications will be accepted after this deadline. All applications must be submitted online and in English. Applications or related materials delivered via email, postal mail, or in person will not be accepted.
Selection will be made by an international committee in February 2024. The committee consists of eminent scholars in the relevant fields of study from European universities and institutions, and members of the curatorial and conservation staff of the Rijksmuseum. Applicants will be notified by mid – February 2024. All Fellowships will start in September 2024.
For questions concerning the application procedure, contact the Manager of Academic Programs (firstname.lastname@example.org).