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  • By nomination or application
  • For scholars from medical or biological sciences, related to clinical psychiatry
  • Studio apartment, lunches, study, research facilities
  • Return ticket to NIAS

Golestan Fellowship

The Golestan Fellowship is for non-Dutch researchers from the medical or biological sciences including clinical psychiatry. 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.

About the Golestan Fellowship

Golestan Fellowships are available for non-Dutch scholars only. Successful applicants should be engaged in fundamental research in the medical or biological sciences and should have a specialization which would make it profitable for them to work in an international setting and be in daily contact with scholars who carry out advanced research in the humanities and social sciences. They should already have made a significant contribution to their field of research.

Practical Information

  • The Golestan foundation offers either one fellowship of 10 months or two fellowships of 5 months every two years.
  • The fellowship is for preferably non-Dutch scholars carrying out research in the medical or biological sciences that is related to clinical psychiatry, clinical psychology or developmental psychology.
  • The Golestan residential fellowship at NIAS includes studio or subsidised accommodation (see also Facilities for Fellows), a personal study, research facilities, one international return ticket and a monthly stipend depending on financial circumstances and academic seniority (maximum €3800).

Application and Selection

  • Golestan Fellowships are by nomination
  • The Scholarly Committee and the NFA Board may nominate, and the NIAS directorate can put forward suitable researchers from regular NIAS fellowship applications that were sent for external review
  • The Board of the Golestan Foundation, the Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences in consultation with the Director of NIAS select the Golestan Fellow.

Past & present Fellows