Urban Citizen Fellowship
Together with the Municipality of Amsterdam the Urban Citizen Fellowship is set up to stimulate the use of advanced research in political deliberation and public policy making for the city of Amsterdam.
About the Urban Citizen Fellowship
The Urban Citizen Fellowship is established by the Municipality of Amsterdam and NIAS-KNAW to stimulate the use of advanced research in political deliberation and public policy making for the city of Amsterdam. This unique co-sponsored fellowship offers researchers the opportunity to carry out research projects around the concepts of Inclusivity (2020), Democratization and Representation (2021) and Citizenship and Education (2022).
Proposals should offer perspectives on current issues with regards to living in a city and feeling like a citizen, thereby taking into account one or more of the abovementioned concepts. For the call for 2022, applications are accepted that focus on citizenship and education.
Based on the research findings, an important aspect of the Urban Citizen Fellowship is to provide insights and, if possible, advice for policy-making for the Municipality of Amsterdam.
- The Urban Citizen Fellowship is granted for a period of 5 months
- In the coming years, 5 fellowships are offered (April – June 2020, Sept 2020 – Jan 2021, Feb – June 2021, Sept 2021 – Jan 2022, Feb – June 2022)
- Fellows are provided with an office, research facilities and daily commuting travel expenses or subsidised accommodation in Amsterdam. Fellows can also apply for a stipend or for funds to cover (part of) the costs of replacing their contractual teaching obligation (replacement subsidy).
- Expertise on the topics surrounding Urban Citizenship
- At least three years of experience after obtaining a PhD.
- The project proposal should be no more than a maximum of fifteen hundred words including footnotes, excluding bibliography and abstract.
For an overview of all formal requirements, please see here.
How to apply
To apply for the fellowships starting in September 2021 and February 2022, candidates must submit a fully completed application form through the online application module.
Applications are evaluated on the basis of a) scientific quality and originality of the project proposal; b) relevance to public policy making for the city of Amsterdam; 3) the candidate’s academic achievements.
15 April 2021 (12 noon, Dutch time) for the Feb – June 2022 Fellowship.
About the Municipality of Amsterdam
Read more about Amsterdam’s policies here.