The NIT offers 4 to 5 fellowships in 2019 to graduate students (MA, rMA, PhD) enrolled in universities in the Netherlands for a short research stay at the Netherlands Institute in Turkey (Istanbul). The institute offers up to one month of free accommodation in the institute, a work place and an inspiring research environment.
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Periods and deadlines:
The fellowship periods and the relevant deadlines are the following:
Period January-March 2019 – Deadline 11 November 2018
Period April-August 2019 – Deadline 17 February 2019
Period September-December 2019 – Deadline 23 June 2019
The NIT aims to notify applicants whether their application was successful within two weeks after the deadline.
Who can apply?
Advanced MA students and PhD students currently enrolled in a university in the Netherlands. Recent graduates that plan to continue their studies/research can also apply.
The topic of the proposed research should have a link with the scope of the institute: the study of the history, cultures, and societies of Anatolia/Turkey in past and present. Preferably the proposed project is part of a thesis or dissertation project at the student’s home institution. Proposals to rework a thesis into an article or to develop a dissertation proposal will also be considered.
Successful applicants receive 1) free accommodation in the comfortable guestrooms of the institute for up to one month; 2) 24/7 access to the library of the institute; 3) a work place in the NIT offices or NIT library.
The maximum stay for fellows is one month. The guestrooms of the institute are also available to others coming to Istanbul for research purposes, for a modest fee.
The facilities of the NIT guestrooms include a private bathroom, kitchenette, wireless internet, cleaning, linen and towels. Cooking is not possible in the building, but there are shops and numerous affordable restaurants in the direct vicinity.
Responsibilities of the fellow:
Following the research stay, the fellow is asked to submit a short report on the work carried out at the institute. Depending on topic and circumstances, the fellow may also be asked to give a presentation on the research to NIT staff, other researchers or a larger audience.
For questions related to your application, send an e-mail to Fokke Gerritsen (firstname.lastname@example.org). For practical questions, send an e-mail in English to Ms. Ülker Sözen (email@example.com). For general information on the Netherlands Institute in Turkey, see www.nit-istanbul.org, or Facebook: NIT-Netherlands Institute in Turkey.
Please click here to download the flyer.