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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, Afrika Museum and Wereldmuseum.

Students and scholars with a background in museum studies, anthropology, archaeology, art history or related disciplines can apply. We offer four grants in total, each of € 1,500. We may not award all grants each year.  

Conditions for application:

  • The types of activities we support are related to conducting (ethnographic) research and/or publishing on the museum collections. We appreciate creativity and innovative ideas. (Activities we do not support are for instance the organisation of symposia and travel to conferences to present work.)
  • Make sure that the estimated budget is comprised solely of eligible costs.
    Eligible costs are costs which you have to make in order to conduct the research: travel expenses, accommodation costs, translation costs, etc. Non eligible costs are fees and charges.
  • When you apply for the fellowship program you are expected to attend the Adriaan Gerbrands Lecture (November 22th, 2018 in Leiden).
  • 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 not open yet.
The application deadline of 2018 will be October 31, 2018.

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

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

Grant Program | 2012-2016
RCMC-FEL Junior Scholars


Ninja Rijnks-Kleikamp
Coordinator Research Center for Material Culture