Van Doorn Fellowship
The Van Doorn Fellowship is a collaboration between NIAS and the Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences | Department Public Administration and Sociology at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. The fellowship stimulates sociological research that critically analyses societal issues.
About the Van Doorn Fellowship
The Van Doorn Fellowship and Chair is set up in honour of Prof. dr. J.A.A. van Doorn (1925–2008), Professor of Sociology at Erasmus University Rotterdam, and one of the leading sociologists in the Netherlands in the second half of the twentieth century. It stimulates the critical analysis of societal issues and research relevant to social policy.
The Jacques van Doorn Fellowship at NIAS is for 5 or 10 months and is offered once every two years. It is an invitational fellowship for a leading researcher who is expected to contribute to the development of the disciplines of Sociology and Public Administration. The Van Doorn Fellow also holds the Prof. J.A.A. van Doorn Chair at the Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences for one day a week, for the duration of the Fellowship. The Jacques van Doorn Fellow delivers the Van Doorn Lecture at Erasmus University in combination with the fellowship.
- A Van Doorn Fellowship includes studio accommodation or set commuting allowance, a personal study and research facilities
Application and Selection
- The Fellowship and Chair is by invitation only
- Candidates are reviewed by a special selection committee with the Chairs of Sociology and Management (EUR), the Director of NIAS and an independent expert
- If NIAS considers the candidate suitable for a fellowship, the Rector Magnificus of the Erasmus University offers the candidate a Van Doorn Chair at the Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences
- The selection process is overseen by the NIAS Scholarly Committee