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NIAS and Covid-19

NIAS is delighted to be able to open its doors again, with social distancing guidelines in place as recommended by the Dutch government. All our seminars, workshops and events will take place in a hybrid form allowing for in-person and online participation. Here, you will find the latest NIAS regulations around Covid-19.

Current Situation

The NIAS Office is open Monday to Friday for fellows and staff. Reserving a time slot is necessary, to make sure all can maintain a safe distance within the building. Small groups of Fellows come together for lunch and other activities, but many activities also continue online – fellows work from home, seminars and workshops all continue virtually and new online and hybrid 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

The NIAS building has opened its doors for (a limited number of) fellows and staff. Members of the reception desk and facilities desk are present, while staff members are working, partly from home and partly from the office. They can be reached by email or phone.

The Staff Directory can be found here.

NIAS in Academic Year 2020/21

NIAS has adapted and moved 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 adapting 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.