The Research Center for Material Culture, the research institute of the Afrika Museum, Museum Volkenkunde and the Tropenmuseum, together the National Museums of World Cultures (NMVW), invites proposals from scholars, curators and makers, for its Rita Bolland fellowship for Textile, Dress and Fashion Study.  The NMVW has a world-class collection of textiles and dress that represents a broad diversity of dress practices globally – in material, styles, patterns and meaning. 

As a way of stimulating research into the photography collections of the museum, and more broadly on ethnographic photography, the RCMC will offer the Tholenaar van Raalte Photographic Fellowship.

Each year, the RCMC offers several short-term residential research fellowships for scholars, curators, and practice-based researchers working on issues related to RCMC research themes.