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Scholarships for (prospective) PhDs and Postdocs the Royal Netherlands Institute in Rome | Deadline May 15

3 May 2021

Would you like to work on your thesis, PhD or postdoctoral research in Rome? Or prepare a PhD or Veni proposal in a stimulating interdisciplinary setting? 

Every semester, the Royal Netherlands Institute in Rome offers scholarships from 2 to 20 weeks to students and early career researchers. A scholarship allows you to work in peace 24/7 in our own well-stocked library, as well as to access the numerous Italian and international institutes, laboratories, libraries, archives, museums, collections and archaeological sites and excavations.

The scholarships are emphatically open to all specialisations within archaeology and heritage studies that can profit from a research stay in Rome. For Mediterranean archaeology Rome is clearly Walhalla, but Rome also houses some of the richest collections and institutes on European Prehistory, Near Eastern and Indigenous American archaeology. Let us make more use of this vast reservoir of knowledge and inspiration!

At the institute, you live and work in an interdisciplinary community of mostly young scholars working mostly on archaeology, but also on art history, history as well as cultural studies, media studies, international relations and more. During the biweekly Debate sessions, you will engage in discussions that range from Romulus and museology to ceramic fabric analysis, drone remote sensing, Italian feminism and early modern colonialism in South America - and still make sense by focusing on the concepts and methodology behind it. 

Recently, moreover, we have created a material culture laboratory in the basement, which allows working with archaeological finds as well as with digital data (remote sensing, GIS, SfM etc.).

Scholarships include free accommodation at the institute in the centre of Rome, next to the Borghese park, and a reimbursement of your travel costs. For graduated (R)MA students, as well as recently finished PhD students, who prepare a proposal for NWO or similar, a weekly amount of 175 euros is added.  

Of course, the accommodation and work places at KNIR are Covid-safe, and research stays can be postponed if the circumstances urge us to. 

For more information see the KNIR website.

The next deadline for applications, by using the webform, is 15 May, for stays from September to December 2021.

For enquiries, you can contact director Tesse Stek or the secretary at secretary@knir.it

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