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NIAS Individual Fellowships for Advanced Research in Netherlands, 2016
26.02.2016, 12:43

The new NIAS Individual Fellowships is an offer to senior scholars for advanced research in the Humanities and the Social Sciences. International applicants are eligible to apply for this fellowship.

The aim of the institute is to form a diverse but coherent research group that consists of fellows from different disciplinary backgrounds, seniority, gender and geographical origin.

NIAS is a dynamic, highly flexible (granting) organization with an international and interdisciplinary focus. NIAS plays an important role in facilitating and stimulating innovative (Dutch) top research within the Humanities and the Social Sciences and at the interface with other disciplines.

It is essential that applicants speak, read and write English well. They must have passed an English language test. IELTS and TOEFL are commonly accepted, but institutions may accept other tests as well, like like Cambridge English. The required scores are at least 550 (paper based) or 213 (computer based) for TOEFL. For IELTS a score of at least 6 is required.

Course Level: Fellowship is available to senior scholars to carry out advanced research at Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study.

Study Subject: Fellowship is awarded in the field of humanities and the social sciences at Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study.

Scholarship Award:  Facilities for Fellows:
Work: NIAS Fellows are allotted a personal office with a computer and internet connection, and are entitled to make use of the library and support services. Lunches on weekdays, coffee and tea as well as a monthly contribution to academic and social activities are all included in the fellowship.
-Accommodation
Subsidized rental accommodation (furnished studio apartment) is offered to unaccompanied Fellows from abroad. Fellows who wish to come with their family will be offered (furnished) apartments in the Amsterdam area. Family houses will be available for fellows who stay at NIAS for a minimum of one semester. As NIAS will be moving to Amsterdam in summer of 2016 the exact location and net contribution to the rent has not yet been fixed and will be determined at a later stage. Fellows from the Netherlands living within an acceptable range of the Institute (e.g. a one hour commute) are expected to commute daily. Commuting costs are reimbursed on the basis of government regulations. Fellows from the Netherlands living further away can apply for accommodation in a studio apartment. In that case, commuting costs will not be reimbursed. Studio apartments are assigned on the basis of availability.
-Travel costs
The Institute reimburses one second-class international return ticket for Fellows from abroad. (Family members’ travel costs will not be reimbursed).
-Stipends and teaching replacement subsidies
The arrangements for stipends and subsidies described below are for NIAS Individual Fellowships and vary for Co-sponsored Fellowships.
-Fellows from a Dutch university – Teaching replacement subsidy
Fellows who hold a position at a university in the Netherlands can apply for a teaching replacement subsidy to cover the hours of teaching in their university appointment. The replacement subsidy for fellows that hold a position at a university in the Netherlands is calculated on the basis of the costs for replacing the teaching duties of the fellow during his/her stay at NIAS. This means that a replacement subsidy can only be requested for the teaching part of the appointment of the Fellow.
-The maximum monthly replacement subsidy is up to € 3,800.- for senior fellows and up to € 2,600.- for junior fellows (the stated amounts are based on full time equivalent replacement). This replacement subsidy is to be regarded as an opportunity to provide a younger scholar with teaching experience.
-Fellows from abroad – Stipend
-NIAS may offer a stipend to researchers who work and live abroad in the case of loss of income.
-The NIAS budget for stipends and replacement subsidies is not large enough to offer each fellow a full stipend or replacement subsidy. All fellows from abroad are therefore expected to negotiate with their home institutions or another institution or foundation to cover their salary entirely or in part. If the home institution cannot cover the full salary of the
-Fellow for the duration of their stay at NIAS, a monthly stipend may be offered of up to € 3,800.- for senior fellows (plus ten years after obtaining Ph.D.) and up to € 2,600.- for junior fellows (less than 10 years after obtaining Ph.D.).
-In some cases, also for fellows from abroad, an agreement can be made with the university at which the fellow is working to provide the university with a replacement grant instead of a stipend, for the teaching obligations of the fellow.

Scholarship can be taken at: Netherlands

Eligibility: Applicants must meet all of the following criteria to be eligible to apply for this fellowship:-

-At least 3 years of post-Ph.D. degree academic experience
-A completed application form with all relevant attachments
-Affiliation with a university or research institute

Nationality: Scholars from the Netherlands or abroad who wish to work on an individual project for one semester or two semesters at the Institute are eligible to apply for this fellowship.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirements: The minimum requirement for eligibility to apply for a regular NIAS Fellowship is three years of post Ph.D. research experience.

English language/Test Requirements: It is essential that applicants speak, read and write English well. They must have passed an English language test. IELTS and TOEFL are commonly accepted, but institutions may accept other tests as well, like like Cambridge English. The required scores are at least 550 (paper based) or 213 (computer based) for TOEFL. For IELTS a score of at least 6 is required.

Supporting Material: In addition to the application for the scholarship, the applicant must submit the following documents:-

-a completed application form
-a research proposal describing the work that applicants propose to carry out at NIAS (maximum 1500 words, references excluded).
-a curriculum vitae (max. 1 page)
-a list of (major) publications of the last 5 years in refereed journals/books (max. 1 page)
-two publications (articles or books, in pdf) in support of the application. (Books in support of the application may also be sent by regular mail. Please address to NIAS, Academic Affairs, Meijboomlaan 1, 2242 PR Wassenaar, The Netherlands)
-For applicants affiliated to a non-Dutch university:
-it is advised (but not compulsory) to attach a letter in support of the application by an internationally known scholar from a university or research institute in the Netherlands.
-Application Forms will only be accepted in Word Format.

How to Apply: Application forms should be sent by e-mail to: application-at-nias.knaw.nl.

Application Form NIAS Fellowship – Scholars with a non-Dutch affiliation

Application Form NIAS Fellowship – Scholars with a Dutch affiliation

Application Deadline: Fellowship application deadlines are 15th April 2016 (for Individual Scholars with a non-Dutch affiliation 2017/18) and 1st August 2016 (for Individual Scholars with a Dutch affiliation 2017/18)



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