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Call Now Open: Instituut Gak Fellowships 2018

Instituut Gak and NIAS-KNAW invite applications from researchers working on topics in the fields of social security and labour market policy.

About the Fellowship

The Instituut Gak Fellowship offers researchers from Dutch and Flemish Universities or research institutes the opportunity to work on topics in the fields of social security and labour market policy for a continuous period of 5 or 10 months at NIAS-KNAW. During the fellowship researchers can focus without interruption on their research and the in-depth exploration of the topic from the fields described above. The fellow can concentrate on producing new scientific knowledge (preferably leading to publications) or work on solutions to practical issues. The inspiring international environment at NIAS-KNAW offers researchers an opportunity to work within a multidisciplinary community of scholars.

In 2018, there are two fellowships available:
first is for 5 months starting in February 2018;
second is for 5 or 10 months starting September 2018/19.

Project proposals should describe how scientific research, reflection and in-depth exploration of the topic areas described above will lead to publications or other concrete outcomes such as proposals for reform of current social systems and policies in the Netherlands.


For more information about application, selection procedure or facilities during the fellowship, see www.nias.knaw.nlinstituutgak. The application deadline is 15 July 2017.  

About the Instituut Gak

Instituut Gak is a foundation that aims to improve the quality of social security and labour-market policy in the Netherlands by funding practical projects and scientific research. The Instituut Gak supports numerous research projects and has established sixteen endowed chairs at universities and universities of applied sciences in the Netherlands.  

About NIAS

The Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study (NIAS-KNAW) offers a program of fellowships that  give scholars the opportunity to be part of an international and multidisciplinary community and the time to work on research topics in more depth, explore new research areas, initiate research networks and identify scientific solutions to social problems.