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NIAS and Covid-19

In efforts to contain the Covid-19 virus, social distancing measures have meant that scholars cannot physically gather at NIAS. But at a time like this, when the very fabric of society is disrupted, continuing social science and humanities research is more important than ever. All NIAS seminars, workshops and events have moved online. Here, you will find the latest NIAS regulations around Covid-19.

Current Situation

As we cannot physically meet, NIAS has moved online – fellows work from home, seminars, workshops, afternoon tea’s are all continued virtually and new online events are being scheduled.

Importance of Science

Scholarly reflection is more important than ever before. See what our fellows have to say about it in Food for Thought.

Contact NIAS Online

The NIAS building has closed its doors until 25 May 2020, on the advice of the Dutch government. To keep the work of the institute running, all staff members are working from home. They can be reached by email and virtual meetings are highly encouraged.

The Staff Directory can be found here.

NIAS in Academic Year 2020/21

NIAS has adapted and move online, and we look forward to being able to meet and interact in person again. In line with the government’s exit-strategy and the guidelines of National Health Institute RIVM, NIAS is preparing to re-open and move to a new normal. For the upcoming academic year, four scenarios have been outlined which all lead to a controlled opening with the recommended 1.5m distance.

At this moment, it is not yet possible to predict which scenario will apply in September 2020. But in every scenario, the fellowships continue, stipends and replacement subsidies will be paid, and accommodation will be available for fellows from abroad.


We will do our best to inform you of recent corona-related developments and to keep the information on this website as accurate as possible. We appreciate your understanding and if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact NIAS.