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Instituut Gak Fellowships 2018 open for proposals

Researchers from Dutch and Flemish Universities or research institutes working on topics in the fields of social security and labour market policy can apply for the Instituut Gak Fellowships 2018 offered by the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study (NIAS) and the Instituut Gak. Deadline for submitting applications is July 15, 2017. The researchers may work for a continuous period of five or ten months at NIAS-KNAW.

During the fellowship researchers can focus without interruption on their research and the in-depth exploration of the topic from the social security- or labour market policy field. The fellow can concentrate on producing new scientific knowledge (preferably leading to publications) or work on solutions to practical issues. The inspiring international environment at NIAS-KNAW gives researchers the opportunity to work within a multidisciplinary community of scholars.


There are two Instituut Gak fellowships available in 2018: the first starting February 2018 for 5 months (NB There is no longer accommodation free for this period); the second starting September 2018 for 5 or for 10 months. Facilities at NIAS-KNAW include among others:

  • Accommodation: If a public transport journey from home-town station to Amsterdam Station takes longer than 1.5 hours (single), it may be possible to apply for studio accommodation in the Fellows house, Kloveniersburgwal 23, Amsterdam;
  • Replacement fund for fellows affiliated with a Dutch University or institute: NIAS-KNAW covers the proportional costs of replacing fellows’ contractual obligation for teaching and management hours up to a maximum of € 3,800 or € 2,600 per month for senior (>10year postdoctoral) and junior (3-10 years postdoctoral) fellows respectively. Payment is made directly to the Dutch University Faculty after receipt of an invoice by NIAS-KNAW. Research hours will not be compensated;
  • Stipend for fellows from abroad: A maximum of € 3,800 p.m. for senior fellows (10 years or more postdoctoral experience) and a maximum of € 2,600 p.m. for junior fellows (3-10 years postdoctoral experience).

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