The Migelien Gerritzen Fellowship

The Migelien Gerritzen Fonds / Rijksmuseum Fonds are offering a fellowship named as The Migelien Gerritzen Fellowship. Individuals engaged in postgraduate studies leading to a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) or Doctor of Science (DSc) degree are encouraged to apply. The aim of the programme is to train a new generation of museum professionals: inquisitive object-based specialists who will further develop understanding of art and history for the future. Fellows will receive stipend of €33,000.

At the Rijksmuseum, art and history take on new meaning for a broad-based, contemporary national and international audience.


Eligibility criteria is as follows:

  • The Migelien Gerritzen Fellowship supports individuals engaged in postgraduate studies leading to a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) or Doctor of Science (D.Sc.) degree whose research is compatible with the Fellowship position. The candidate has to have a university-affiliated supervisor.
  • Fellowships are open to candidates of all nationalities and with varied specialism. They may include conservators and scientists.
  • Candidates should have proven research capabilities, academic credentials and excellent written and spoken knowledge of two languages (English and preferably Dutch or German).

How to Apply:

The application procedure is totally online. If you wish to apply, go through the given link:–the-migelien-gerritzen-fellowship

Supporting Documents:

Upload the following documents as PDF:

  • Cover letter outlining your interest in the fellowship position.
  • A research proposal, not exceeding one thousand words, specifying your areas of research and their relationship to the Rijksmuseum collections and activities.
  • Full curriculum vitae including education, professional experience, honors, awards, and publications.
  • A provisional schedule of work to be accomplished during the fellowship period.
  • A provisional schedule of travel required (maximum of six weeks) during the fellowship period.
  • Copy of a published paper or recent sample of writing.
  • NOTE: Upload PDF files smaller than 10 MB in size.

Award Amount:

  • Fellowship stipends are awarded to help support a Fellow’s study and research efforts during the tenure of their appointment.
  • The stipend of €33,000 (less applicable taxes and deductions) is for a period of twelve months commencing 1 September 2016, the start of the academic year.
  • 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. This is a one-year Fellowship, with the possibility of renewal for one additional year.

Application Deadline:

March 13, 2016 is the last date of submitting the complete application packet.

Link for More Information:

Contact Information:

For questions contact Marije Spek, on the given e-mail address:


Contact Mr. Robert van Langh, on the given e-mail address:




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