Guidelines for fellowships

Funding and support

  • Funding of €1,500 per month, for one to three months. International fellows will additionally have their travel expenses to the Netherlands reimbursed to a maximum of €1,000.
  • Support by the responsible curator at the Allard Pierson.
  • Introduction to the relevant departments of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) if required.
  • Workspace at the Allard Pierson during office hours.
  • UvA library card.
  • Taking part in weekly staff lunches and in staff events.


  • Attendance at the Allard Pierson for at least three days a week.
  • Fellowships are carried out for a continuous period in 2024, with the precise period to be agreed upon.
  • Brief introduction to / presentation of the research project for the Allard Pierson staff.
  • Acknowledging the Allard Pierson in publications arising from the fellowship and providing a copy of these publications.
  • Writing a blog post for the Allard Pierson’s website.
  • Presenting a lecture for stakeholders if required.
  • The fellowships are open to all candidates with demonstrable academic abilities. A completed PhD is not a requirement.
  • It is the fellows’ responsibility to find accommodation and cover all costs of the research residency, using the funds awarded. Applicants should be aware that the costs of accommodation in Amsterdam may exceed the awarded funds.
  • It is the fellows’ responsibility to arrange a visa (if necessary) for the duration of the fellowship.

How to apply
Applications can be made via the digital application form, adding the following documents:

  • A research proposal specifically outlining the relation between the proposed research and the Allard Pierson collection, including a list of sources to be consulted (800 words max.).
  • A CV, including a list of relevant publications.

In addition, two letters of recommendation must be sent directly to fellowships programme coordinator Anna de Wilde (

Selection process
The closing date for the 2024 fellowships programme is 1 December 2023. All applicants will be notified before 15 January 2024 at the latest. The selection committee comprises head of knowledge & collections Stijn van Rossem, fellowships programme coordinator Anna de Wilde and the responsible curator. Only applications of sufficient quality and relevance are eligible.

Any questions about the application process can be directed to fellowships programme coordinator Anna de Wilde ( Content-specific questions can be directed to the responsible curator referred to in the call for applications.