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RCMC-FEL Junior Scholars

RCMC-FEL Junior Scholars

The RCMC-FEL Junior Scholars Fellowship* program provides financial support to talented junior scholars interested in conducting (ethnographic) research or publishing on the collections of the Tropenmuseum, Museum Volkenkunde and Afrika Museum. Students and scholars with a background in museum studies, anthropology, archaeology, art history or related disciplines can apply. We offer six grants in total: two of € 500, two of € 1,000 and two of € 1,500.

Conditions for application:

  • When you apply for the fellowship program you are expected to attend the Gerbrands lecture.
  • You may only apply once for a fellowship. We will not consider revised or new applications in subsequent years.
  • Please note that incomplete and late submitted applications will not be processed.

The call for proposals is closed. The application deadline of 2017 was November 1, 2017.

2017 Grantees

Successful applications were announced on November 30, 2017, just prior to the Adriaan Gerbrands Lecture.

  • Sebastiaan van ‘t Holt - Practice of ayahuascashamanism in the Netherlands and Peru
  • Giulia Golla Tunno - The presence and role of “art” within three national colonial museums in Europe
  • Sita Reddy - The Hortus Indicus Malabaricus as a botanical book and as an ethnographic object

*From 2012 to 2016, this program operated as the Dr. Steven Engelsman Grants.


This fellowship is co-sponsored by The Fund for Ethnology in Leiden (FEL), which also co-sponsors the annual Adriaan Gerbrands Lectures.