The Koninklijke Bibliotheek (KB) is concerned with the preservation of the Dutch written and printed cultural heritage. By making this unique Dutch library collection accessible, the KB brings people and information together.
NIAS and the KB set up the KB-fellowship in 2004. This successful partnership has been prolonged several times and has brought many renowned scholars to the Netherlands. In response to modern research techniques the focus of the fellowship has recently shifted towards digital research and e-humanities. The partnership is expected to continue in this vein.