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Safe Haven Fellowship

The NIAS Safe Haven fellowship is set up to support scholars, artists, writers and journalists who are not able to do their work in their current location because of the consequences of the war in Ukraine. The call is open from 1 June until 15 June 2022.

NIAS opens the Call for NIAS Safe Haven Fellowship applications for the academic year 2022/23. The fellowship is open for scholars, artists, writers and journalists who are not able to do their work in their current location because of the consequences of the war in Ukraine. The fellowship is aimed mainly towards people with the Ukrainian nationality, but is also open for people with the Russian or Belarusian nationality. NIAS does not accept applicants affiliated to a Russian or Belarusian university or research institute, or any other institution that is boycotted.

Practical Information

  • The Safe Haven Fellowship is granted for a period of 5 months (Sept- Jan or Feb – June).
  • For the academic year 2022/23, four fellowships are offered.
  • Fellows are provided with an office, research facilities, lunch, participation in the NIAS community and daily commuting travel expenses or subsidised accommodation in Amsterdam. Fellows receive a stipend of 2,500 euro per month, or in the case of fellows with an affiliation to a Dutch university – a Dutch University Grant of 2,500 euro per month (paid directly to the university).
  • More detailed information about what a fellowship at NIAS entails and practical matters
  • Please note that the Safe Haven Fellowship is a temporary fellowship that does not offer the possibility for long-term residence at NIAS or in Amsterdam.

Who can apply?

  • The applicant must have at least three years research experience since the date they were awarded a PhD, if they are submitting a scientific proposal;
  • The project proposal must fit within the scope of humanities and/or social sciences;
  • For an overview of all formal requirements, please see the regulations (right upper corner on this page).

How to apply?

Candidates must submit a fully completed application form through the online application module. The proposal should contain a clear description of the project that will be conducted during a stay at NIAS (max. 1000 words)  and a short motivation (max. 150 words) stating the necessity of the stay at NIAS.

Applications are evaluated on the basis of a) a clear (research) topic and (research) question; b) relevance of the (research) project: academic, societal, cultural or artistic relevance; c) identification of the problems involved and methodology; d) feasibility of the time schedule; e) intended (research) output; f) added value/necessity of the NIAS environment for the fellow.

Time path

  • Application deadline: 15 June 2022 (12 noon CET) for a fellowship in the academic year 2022/23.
  • The applicant will be informed about the outcome of their application no later than 4 July 2022.