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Supported Individual Fellowships

For scholars working in specific disciplines or research areas, NIAS cooperates with partners to offer fellowships that reach specific disciplines or encourage and support a particular research goal.

Each supported fellowship has its own specific guidelines; some fellowships are awarded through an application process, but others are by nomination or invitation only.

NIAS makes every effort to ensure that the information on the webpages below is complete and accurate (read our disclaimer here). Nevertheless, errors may occur, especially as all co-sponsored fellowships have their own procedures. If you have any questions, please send an email to Annette Mullink at partners@nias.knaw.nl.

Some supported fellowship programmes have been discontinued, but remain part of the collective memory of the institute. You can find those programmes on the page former fellowships.


  1. NIAS – NIOD – KITLV Fellowship: Moving objects, Mobilising Culture in the Context of (De)colonisation

  2. Meertens-NIAS Fellowship

  3. Institut français Nouveau Grand Tour

  4. Safe Haven Fellowship

  5. Constructive Advanced Thinking Theme Group

  6. Urban Citizen Fellowship

  7. Lisa Jardine Fellowship

  8. NIAS-Lorentz Theme-Group Fellowships

  9. Distinguished NIAS Lorentz Fellowship

  10. L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Fellowship (FWiS)

  11. Instituut Gak Fellowship

  12. Writer-in-Residence Fellowship

  13. Artist-in-Residence Fellowship

  14. Journalist-in-Residence Fellowship

  15. Golestan Fellowship

  16. Willem F. Duisenberg Fellowship

  17. Van Doorn Fellowship