What are you looking for?


  • for fiction and non-fiction writers
  • by nomination
  • personal office and research facilities
  • stipend
  • subsidized accommodation (if eligible)


Eva Prakken at e.prakken@letterenfonds.nl or Annette Mullink, Partnership & Selection Officer, partners@nias.knaw.nl

Writer-in-Residence Fellowship

The Writer-in-Residence programme offers writers of literary fiction and non-fiction (writing in Dutch) an opportunity to work for an extended period within an international academic community. The fellowship is by nomination only. The call is open from 15 January to March 18 2024.

The Writer-in-Residence program is part of a longstanding collaboration between NIAS and the Dutch Foundation for Literature (Nederlands Letterenfonds). The idea behind the programme is that writers and scholars from the humanities, social sciences and other disciplines can benefit from each other’s work offering them and intellectual haven and the chance to work in a diverse community of international scholars.

Practical Information

NIAS and the Dutch Foundation for Literature offer one fellowships of one semester (5 months) per academic year

A fellowship at NIAS in Amsterdam includes lunches, study and research facilities, participation in academic and social events, and a standard stipend to compensate for loss of earnings for the duration of the fellowship. Fellows are eligible for subsidized studio accommodation or a fixed commuting allowance. See here for more information about the conditions of a fellowship at NIAS.


Application and Selection

About the Dutch Foundation for Literature

The Dutch Foundation for Literature offers grants and subsidies to writers, translators, publishers, literary magazines and festivals. The aim is to support high quality Dutch Literature and to encourage a diverse literary climate that takes into account new developments as well as literary heritage. The Foundation actively contributes to the promotion and dissemination of Dutch and Frisian Literature at home and abroad.

The partnership between NIAS and the Dutch Foundation for Literature

The first Writer-in-Residence Fellowship was offered in 1999 as part of a collaboration between (then known as the Stichting Fonds voor de Letteren) the Dutch Foundation for Literature and NIAS-KNAW. Over the years, this successful fellowship has brought many renowned writers from the Netherlands and abroad to NIAS to benefit from this unique and diverse academic setting.