In the autumn of 2024, NIT offers four fellowships for a research stay at the Netherlands Institute in Turkey (Istanbul). The institute offers free accommodation in a shared apartment for four weeks and an allowance for living expenses of up to 250 Euros.
Deadline for applications: 26 November 2023
Please note: NIT may have to withdraw its 2024 fellowships or change the dates or conditions if covid-related restrictions make this necessary.
Period 1: 5 February - 3 March 2024 (2 fellowships)
Period 2: 4 March - 31 March 2024 (2 fellowships)
You can download the application form here.
Who can apply?
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.
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 can be found here.
As an NIT fellow, you receive:
- free accommodation for four weeks in a comfortable shared 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 travel grant of up to 250 euros in the form of an allowance for living expenses;
- a workplace in the library of the institute.
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 Aysel Arslan. Applications should be received by 26 November 2023.
NIT staff will evaluate the applications on their academic value, the feasibility of the proposed work program, fit with NIT’s mission, and the expected benefits of conducting the research in Istanbul. Applicants will be notified of the decision before 10 December 2023.
Please email your questions to NIT Program Coordinator Aysel Arslan.