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Apply for a Safe Haven Fellowship

The call for the extended Safe Haven Fellowship at NIAS is open from 3 April until 21 May 2024 (12.00hrs, noon, CET).

Before you start

Please make sure you have all necessary information and documents at hand.

The application form consists of four steps:

  • Personal information
  • Work and career
  • Fellowship: practical information
  • Project proposal


If you apply for a Fellowship, you need to upload a document with the following information (pdf, doc, docx):

  • Full project proposal: a project description of max. 1000 words, including:
    a) a clear (research) topic and (research) question;
    b) relevance of the (research) project: academic, societal, cultural or artistic relevance;
    c) identification of the problems involved and methodology;
    d) feasibility of the time schedule;
    e) intended (research) output
  • Motivation: the added value or necessity of the NIAS environment for the fellow. Shortly describe your situation and indicate why NIAS might contribute to the solution for this situation (max. 150 words)
  • CV (max 2 pages).


You can save your application and continue at a later moment. After submitting your application, you will receive an automatic acknowledgement of receipt on the work email address you provided.

Only complete applications that meet the eligibility criteria will be taken into consideration. You will be notified by email if your application does not fulfill these criteria and/or if the submitted documents are either incomplete or do not contain the information as requested.

All information supplied will be treated with utmost confidentiality. NIAS-KNAW follows the EU privacy laws and has made every effort to ensure your data is stored in a secure way with restricted access. The information supplied in the application form will be used for procedures pertaining the fellowship application by the NIAS Directorate and the administrative office. If your application is successful, your information will be preserved in perpetuity for administrative and historical purposes. If your application is unsuccessful, your information will be kept for a period of ten years, as this is necessary to be able to check the fellowship eligibility criteria.

Please make sure you have taken note of these financial and practical matters as well as the code of conduct for research integrity.


For questions about the fellowship application form, the procedure and practical matters: Annette Mullink, Selection officer partnered fellowships, partners@nias.knaw.nl

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