NIT Fellowships 2020 – Netherlands Institute in Turkey

Each year, NIT fellowships are awarded to 4 to 5 graduate students (MA, rMA, Ph.D.) 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 and a travel grant of up to 200 euros.

Fellowship periods and application deadlines

January-March 2020 – 10 November 2019
April-August 2020 – 16 February 2020
September-December 2020 – 21 June 2020

The NIT aims to notify applicants whether their application was successful within two weeks after the deadline.

You can download the flyer and the application form.

Who can apply?
Advanced MA students and Ph.D. 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 the 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) a travel grant up to 200 euros; 3) 24/7 access to the library of the institute; 4) a workplace in the NIT offices or NIT library. The facilities of the NIT guestrooms include a private bathroom, kitchenette, wireless internet, cleaning, linen, and towels.

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.

How to apply?
An application form can be downloaded from here. Please email the filled-in form to Dr. Ceren Abi.

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 the 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.

More information

  • For questions related to your application, send an e-mail to Dr. Fokke Gerritsen. For practical questions, send an e-mail in English to Dr. Ceren Abi.
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