Hollanda Araştırma Enstitüsü  -  Nederlands Instituut in Turkije

NIT Fellowships Autumn 2024

In the autumn of 2024, NIT offers two types of fellowships at the Netherlands Institute in Turkey (Istanbul). The nature and the extent of the fellowships are explained below.

Residential Fellowships

NIT offers two residential fellowships for the autumn of 2024. This fellowship offer includes free accommodation in an apartment near the institute and 24/7 access to the NIT library for four weeks.

Deadline for applications: 31 July 2024

Fellowship periods

Period 1: 7 October - 3 November 2024 (1 fellowship)
Period 2: 4 November - 1 December 2024 (1 fellowship)

You can download the application form here.

As an NIT fellow with residential fellowship, you receive:
- free accommodation for four weeks in a comfortable apartment a short walk from the institute. You have a private bedroom and share common spaces (including a bathroom and kitchen) with another NIT fellow. Internet, linen, and towels are provided. On occasion and with prior notice, NIT may use the common spaces for classes, meetings, or small-scale events;
- a workplace in the library of the institute.


Non-Residential Fellowships

NIT offers two non-residential fellowships during the Autumn of 2024. This fellowship includes an allowance of 400 euros for travel and living expenses and 24/7 access to the NIT library.

There is a rolling deadline; the applications will be evaluated as they come.

Fellowship period: one month between September 15 and December 15, 2024.

You can download the application form here.

As an NIT fellow with non-residential fellowship, you receive:
- a grant of up to 400 euros in the form of an allowance for travel and living expenses;
- a workplace in the library of the institute.


Who can apply to the NIT Fellowships?

You are eligible to apply if you are:
- affiliated with a university in the Netherlands through enrollment or employment, and
- an MA/rMA student, Ph.D. student, postdoc, or recent graduate planning further studies or research.

Research topics

The topic of your proposed research should have a connection with the mission of the institute, broadly defined as the study of the history, cultures, and societies of Turkey in the past or present. Preferably, the proposed project is part of a thesis or dissertation project carried out at your home institution. Proposals to rework a thesis into a publication or to develop a dissertation proposal or grant application will also be considered.

Reports by previous fellows until 2023 can be found here and here.

Responsibilities of the fellow

During the research stay, you are expected to contribute actively to the NIT research environment. Depending on the topic and circumstances, you may also be asked to give a presentation on the research to NIT staff, other researchers, or a larger audience. Following the research stay, you are expected to submit a short report on the work carried out at the institute.

How to apply?

An application form can be downloaded here. Please email the filled-in form to Dr. Aysel Arslan. The Residential Fellowship applications should be received by 31 July 2024. Applicants will be notified of the decision before 15 August 2024. Applications for the Non-Residential Fellowships can be submitted at any point but there are only two fellowships available.

NIT staff will evaluate the applications on their academic value, the feasibility of the proposed work program, their fit with NIT’s mission, and the expected benefits of conducting the research in Istanbul. 

More information

Please email your questions to NIT Program Coordinator Dr. Aysel Arslan.