The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will enable one predoctoral candidate annually to base part of their PhD-research in the history of art at the Rijksmuseum. This is a one-year Fellowship, with the possibility of renewal for one additional year. Applications should include an outline of the proposed research, related to the Rijksmuseum's holdings, in which objects are fundamental. A suitable project might entail research into art objects as artistic or historical sources or object-related archival research.
The Rijksmuseum Fellowship Programme
As part of the Rijksmuseum Fellowship Programme, the Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship supports individuals engaged in postgraduate studies leading to a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) or Doctor of Science (DSc) degree, whose research is compatible with the Fellowship position. The programme is set out to train a new generation of museum professionals: inquisitive object-based specialists who will further develop understanding of Netherlandish art and history for the future. The Rijksmuseum will provide working space for the Fellows, in order to stimulate an exchange of knowledge, ideas and experience. Access will be provided to all necessary information in the museum, as well as to the library and the resources of the Netherlands Institute for Art History (RKD) in The Hague.
Application and procedure
The closing date for all applications is 14 January 2018, at 6:00 p.m. (Amsterdam time/CET). No applications will be accepted after this deadline. All applications must be submitted online and in English. Applications or related materials delivered via email, postal mail, or in person will not be accepted.
Selection will be made by an international committee in February 2018. The committee consists of eminent scholars in the relevant fields of study from European universities and institutions, and members of the curatorial staff of the Rijksmuseum. Applicants will be notified by 1 March 2018. All Fellowships will start in September 2018.
For further information and application forms, please visit www.rijksmuseum.nl/fellowships
For questions concerning the application procedure, contact Marije Spek, Coordinator of the Fellowship Programme (firstname.lastname@example.org), +31 (0)20-6747395.