The Migelien Gerritzen Fund/Rijksmuseum Fund enables a predoctoral candidate to conduct conservation research in conservation. People who wish to apply may do so from a humanistic, conservationist, or scientific viewpoint, with a focus on works of art and historical artifacts. This fellowship enables enrolled PhD candidates to collaborate with conservators, curators, and scientists active at the Rijksmuseum. Focus should be on the Rijksmuseum's collection or on the ideation that has been initiated at the Rijksmuseum.
The Rijksmuseum Fellowship Programme
As part of the Rijksmuseum Fellowship Programme, the Migelien Gerritzen Fellowship supports individuals engaged in postgraduate studies leading to a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) or Doctor of Science (DSc) degree,
whose research is compatible with the Fellowship position. The programme is set out to train a new generation of museum professionals: inquisitive object-based specialists who will further develop understanding of Netherlandish art and history for the future. The Rijksmuseum will provide working space for the Fellows, in order to stimulate an exchange of knowledge, ideas and experience. Access will be provided to all necessary information in the museum, as well as to the library, conservation laboratories of the Rijksmuseum and the
University of Amsterdam.
Application and procedure
The closing date for all applications is 12 March 2017, at 6:00 p.m. (Amsterdam time/CET). No applications will be accepted after this deadline. All applications must be submitted online and in English. Applications or related materials delivered via email, postal mail, or in person will not be accepted.
Selection will be made by an international committee in April 2017. The committee consists of eminent scholars in the relevant fields of study from European universities and institutions, and members of the curatorial staff and conservation staff of the Rijksmuseum. Applicants will be notified by 1 May 2017. All Fellowships will start in September 2017.
For further information and application forms, please visit www.rijksmuseum.nl/fellowships
For questions concerning the application procedure, contact Marije Spek, Coordinator of the Fellowship Programme (firstname.lastname@example.org), +31 (0)20-6747395.