Each year, one to three research theme groups come to NIAS to carry out research that requires a longer period of daily cooperation. Theme groups are composed of a maximum of five scholars, and researchers work both individually and as a team on a clearly defined research topic for five consecutive months.
NIAS offers time and space for reflection, discussion, doubt and cooperation in a truly interdisciplinary environment. Participating in NIAS’ community inspires the generation of new approaches and ideas that will bring ground-breaking work to fruition. Fellows can apply for a stipend or a replacement subsidy, commuting travel expenses for daily commute or subsidized accommodation in Amsterdam.