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The Migelien Gerritzen Fellowship

The Migelien Gerritzen Fonds / Rijksmuseum Fonds are offering a fellowship named as The Migelien Gerritzen Fellowship. Individuals engaged in postgraduate studies leading to a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) or Doctor of Science (DSc) degree are encouraged to apply.

The aim of the programme is to train a new generation of museum professionals: inquisitive object-based specialists who will further develop understanding of art and history for the future. Fellows will receive stipend of €33,000.

At the Rijksmuseum, art and history take on new meaning for a broad-based, contemporary national and international audience.


  • The Migelien Gerritzen Fellowship supports individuals engaged in postgraduate studies leading to a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) or Doctor of Science (D.Sc.) degree whose research is compatible with the Fellowship position. The candidate has to have a university-affiliated supervisor.
  • Fellowships are open to candidates of all nationalities and with varied specialism. They may include conservators and scientists.
  • Candidates should have proven research capabilities, academic credentials and excellent written and spoken knowledge of two languages (English and preferably Dutch or German).

Monetary Support:

  • Fellowship stipends are awarded to help support a Fellow’s study and research efforts during the tenure of their appointment.
  • The stipend of €33,000 (less applicable taxes and deductions) is for a period of twelve months commencing 1 September 2016, the start of the academic year.
  • The Fellowship will allow for limited travel for research in art collections and archives elsewhere in Europe to a maximum value of €5,000 annually. This is a one-year Fellowship, with the possibility of renewal for one additional year.


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