The Golestan Fellowship is aimed at researchers from the medical or biological sciences. The Golestan Fellowship call for the academic year 2025-26 will be open from 15 January to 18 March 12:00 (noon) CET 2024.
About the Golestan Fellowship
The fellowship is funded by a legacy from the late Prof. Dr. Med. Kenower Weimar Bash, a Swiss psychiatrist, who was a NIAS Fellow during the academic year 1973/74. Golestan Fellows are engaged in research in the medical or biological sciences and should already have made a significant contribution to their field of research. They should have a specialisation that makes it profitable to be in daily contact with scholars who carry out advanced research in the humanities and social sciences.
- The Golestan Foundation strives to offer either one 5-month fellowship per year or a 10-month fellowship every other year.
- The fellowship is for preferably non-Dutch scholars carrying out research in the medical or biological sciences.
- Fellows from abroad may apply for a stipend to make up for the loss of income up to a maximum of €3,800 per month.
- Fellows from a Dutch university may apply for financial compensation to cover (part of) the costs to replace their teaching obligations (€2,500 per month).
- The Golestan Fellowship includes an office space, research facilities and communal lunches. For more information, please read the fellowship’s practical details.
- NIAS offers accommodation on top locations against subsidised rates to fellows from abroad. Accommodation is located in Amsterdam.
- Fellows whose travel to Amsterdam Central is less than 1.5 hour by public transport are expected to commute to NIAS and will receive reimbursement of travel expenses.
Application and Selection
- Golestan Fellowships are available by direct application and by nomination.
- The NIAS directorate can nominate suitable researchers from the regular NIAS fellowship application process, for a Golestan Fellowship.
- The Board of the Golestan Foundation selects the Golestan Fellows in consultation with the Director of NIAS.
- The candidates for a Golestan Fellowship will be informed of the outcome of the selection procedure in early May 2024.