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Migelien Gerritzen Fellowship for Conservation and Scientific Research in Netherlands – 2020/2021

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FMigelien Gerritzen Fellowship for Conservation and Scientific Research in Netherlands – 2020/2021, Entry is now open at the Rijkmuseum in Netherlands.


The aim of the fellowship is to 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, conservation laboratories of the Rijksmuseum and the University of Amsterdam. The fellowship will provide the award amount according to the academic achievement


The Rijksmuseum is a Dutch national museum dedicated to arts and history in Amsterdam. The museum is located at the Museum Square in the borough of Amsterdam South.

The Scholarships are one of the most prestigious scholarships in the world. The aim of the program is to create a global network of future leaders committed to improving the lives of others.



Scholars are selected on the following criteria:

  • Applicants of all nationalities are eligible for the fellowship.
  • The Michelin Gerritzen 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. They may include researchers specialising in the field of the conservation sciences or related studies.
  • 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.
  • Applicants must have good command over the English language.


Application must include:

  • Cover letter outlining the primary focus of your research, the connection of your project to the Rijksmuseum and your personal interest in the Fellowship position (250-300 words)
  • A research proposal, not exceeding one thousand words, further specifying your areas of research and their relationship to the Rijksmuseum’s collections and activities
  • Full curriculum vitae including education, professional experience, honours, awards, and publications
  • A provisional schedule of work to be accomplished during the Fellowship period
  • A provisional schedule of travel required
  • A writing sample of 2-5 pages
  • Only applications that have been submitted (with the International Office and registered on the website of the scholarship) before January 19, 2020  will be considered.

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