The Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIAS) is an intellectual haven for international scientists, writers, journalists and artists to pursue their own research interests in a diverse and interdisciplinary environment. A NIAS fellowship offers undisturbed time and space to work on one’s research project, as well as intellectual and informal exchanges with other fellows that stimulate one to reflect, challenge boundaries and explore detours. Annually, about fifty fellows are selected.
NIAS was founded in 1971 and is the oldest independent Institute for Advanced Study in Europe. It is an institute of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) and located in Amsterdam.
NIAS Individual Fellowships
An individual fellowship is for scholars from anywhere on the globe who wish to work on a project of their own choice that fits within the scope of humanities or social sciences. Fellowships are awarded for a period of 5 or 10 months. Applicants have at least three years of post-PhD degree academic experience. Both scholars with or without an affiliation at universities/research institutes can apply.
For the academic year 2024/25, NIAS especially welcomes research proposals from the social sciences or humanities with a take on issues of global warming, sustainability, and climate change.
Applications must be submitted before 15 March 2023 (noon).
For anyone considering to apply for a NIAS Fellowship, in particular from the Global South (for want of a better term), NIAS organises two open office hours. During this online meeting NIAS staff will inform you about what a fellowship at NIAS entails, and will try to answer your questions regarding the procedure. They take place on 1 March 2023.