The Journalist-in-Residence Fellowship is for journalists with a keen interest in scholarly research who need an extended period time to focus on a longer piece of journalistic work. The programme is a collaboration between NIAS and the Fonds Bijzondere Journalistieke Projecten.
About the Journalist-in-Residence Fellowship
The Journalist-in-Residence programme is intended for journalists who need a period of uninterrupted time to finish an extensive piece of work. Journalists at NIAS benefit from being able to work without interruption as well being part of the academic environment at NIAS with a wide range of disciplines from the humanities and social sciences. The view is that sharing ideas with scholars from the humanities, social sciences and other disciplines can inform a journalist’s work. In this way this Fellowship contributes to the production of in-depth journalistic writing. Simultaneously, a journalist’s perspective, research methods and ways of communication opens up new avenues for scholarly work.
Application and Selection
- Journalists can apply via the Fonds Bijzondere Journalistieke Projecten (see more information here)
- The Fonds Bijzondere Journalistieke Projecten puts forward a suitable candidate to NIAS
- NIAS awards the fellowship in consultation with Fonds Bijzondere Journalistieke Projecten
Read about what NIAS offers and the fellowship’s practicalities
About the Fonds Bijzondere Journalistieke Projecten
The Fonds Bijzondere Journalistieke Projecten is a private initiative set up in 1990 by a group of well-known journalists. It funds articles, news analysis, editorial pieces, feature stories and journalistic books or biographies. The Foundation receives support from the Ministry of Education and Culture. It has contributed to the success of journalists such as Judith Koelemeijer, Geert Mak, Jeroen Smit and Annejet van der Zijl and many projects financed by the Foundation have been awarded journalism prizes.
NIAS-Fonds Bijzondere Journalistieke Projecten partnership
The Journalist-in-Residence programme was initiated by NIAS Rector Henk Wesseling and Ben Knapen, directeur van PCM and aimed to give journalists from the Volkskrant and NRC the opportunity to write a book in an academic setting and without interruption. The first fellow arrived in 2002. Currently, the Journalist-in-Residence Fellowship is open to a greater variety of candidates working on a wider range of journalistic projects.
- Lynn Berger (2021/22), journalist for De Correspondent, about writing in a room of one’s own
- Saar Slegers (2020/21), radio journalist and podcast maker, on her fellowship in an interview
- Marijn Kruk (2019/20), writing for De Groene Amsterdammer, on his corona-ridden fellowship
- Sarah Venema (2018/19), freelance journalist writing for De Volkskrant and De Groene Amsterdammer, reports about what happens when you enter NIAS (in English)
- Sanne Blauw (2017/18), journalist and numeracy editor at De Correspondent, writes about her 5 months at NIAS (in Dutch)
- Anne-Lot Hoek (2016/17), historian and journalist, writes on her experiences as journalist-in-residence and being part of a diverse academic community (in Dutch)
- Journalist Margreet Fogteloo (2015/16), journalist/editor at Magazine De Groene Amsterdammer, reflects on her NIAS Stay and the Institute’s relocation (in Dutch)
- Journalist-in-Residence Koen Haegens (2014/15), editor at de Groene Amsterdammer, reports on his NIAS stay, and working in an environment away from the everyday hectic of a journalist’s life (in Dutch).