Brill Fellowship for the Humanities Researchers, Netherlands

Deadline: 31 January 2011
Open to: researchers in the field of Humanities
Scholarship: € 1 000 per month

Since 2006 and for the next three years, publishing house Brill, the oldest publishing house in the Netherlands, has funded the accommodation of one or two so-called ‘Brill fellows’ with the Scaliger Institute. The Brill fellow carries out research in the Special Collections of the University Library within one of the publishing areas of Brill in the Humanities. The prospective fellow must be involved in one of the following main subject areas of Brill: Middle East & Islamic Studies; Asian Studies; Medieval & Early Modern History; Biblical & Religious Studies; Ancient Near East & Egypt and Classical Studies. The Brill fellow is expected to contribute to the activities of the Scaliger Institute, and to give a public lecture. If the opportunity presents itself, Brill is prepared to publish the lecture in co-operation with the Scaliger Institute.

The Brill fellowship is intended for a minimum period of three months.The allowance, which is intended to cover the costs of accommodation and research, is Euro 1000 per month.

Application process


The applications for a Brill fellowship have to comply with a number of conditions:
* A research proposal must be submitted in which the relationship between the proposed research and the primary sources, which are to be researched and consulted in the department Special Collections, is specified;
* A list of manuscripts, editions of other items to be consulted in the library, supplied with shelf marks;
* A start and end date of the proposed research;
* A curriculum vitae;
* A list of relevant publications;
* Two academic references;

Applicants for the Brill fellowship are required to fill out this application form, and send it to the co-ordinator of the Scaliger Insitute, K. van Ommen, MA, (, Leiden University Library, Postbus 9501, 2300 RA Leiden, the Netherlands.

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