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Research Fellowship Programme 2024

Faculty of Arts, Groningen

Making connections

The Faculty of Arts of the University of Groningen introduces a new fellowship programme. We invite early career researchers and internationally renowned senior humanities scholars to come to our vibrant city to make connections: with our researchers, with our students and with the residents of Groningen. To share their expertise and learn from ours, to strengthen and expand scientific networks, give expert lectures, collaborate in publications and to explore possibilities for a joint grant application.

The fellowship programme fits well with the University of Groningen's overarching ambition of making connections. With a rich heritage and an academic tradition dating back to 1614, the University of Groningen is an academic community with a strong sense of belonging and a culture of innovative education and research. It is an academic community where we are curious, ask questions with an open mind, and engage with each other and with society. We do this by making connections: connections across academic disciplines, connections between research and education, and connections with societal stakeholders. By learning and collaborating across borders we can tackle today’s multi-dimensional challenges.

What can be applied for?

Candidates can apply for either a junior or a senior fellowship. The Faculty of Arts offers four junior fellowships and two senior fellowships each year.

The senior fellowships are distributed over the research institutes as follows:

For the junior fellowships, no such distribution provisions apply.

Fellows will receive:

  • Guest status, providing access to all UG facilities, including the University Library, printers and flexible desk space;
  • A bench fee up to €3,000,- (junior fellows)/ €6,000,- (senior fellows) for a maximum of one semester, to cover:
  1. Travel expenses;
  2. Accommodation expenses;
  3. Costs concerning the application for a Visa.

Please note that reimbursement of expenses will be paid provided that receipts are available. All costs that exceed the funding amount will be paid at the expense of the (junior/senior) fellow.

Who can apply?

Junior fellowship

Junior fellows have to be early career researchers (max. 4 years after PhD graduation) who would like to capitalise on the research expertise, network and facilities present at the Faculty of Arts, while preparing a grant application for a (joint) research project at our Faculty.

Senior fellowship

Senior fellows have to be internationally renowned senior researchers, who are experts in their field and possess a relevant network. During their stay, they will collaborate with Faculty of Arts researchers in research projects and on co-authored publications.

How to apply

Submission deadline

The submission deadline for all applicants is Tuesday May 10, 2024, before 16:00 CEST.

Junior fellowship

Candidates can apply by sending the application form before the submission deadline to the research institute where they want to be embedded:

  • Groningen Institute of Archaeology (GIA):
  • Groningen Research Institute for the Study of Culture (ICOG):
  • Centre for Language and Cognition Groningen (CLCG):

The application (max. 500 words) should contain the following:

  1. The reason(s) for a visit to the Faculty of Arts;
  2. A description of the added value of the visit;
  3. A description of what the fellow will deliver in exchange for the fellowship (seminar/public engagement activity/publication/joint grant application/…);
  4. The name of at least one research staff member within the Faculty of Arts with whom the fellow is planning to collaborate.
Senior fellowship

Applications have to be submitted before the submission deadline by a research staff member of the Faculty of Arts upon request by the candidate. This member of staff has to send the application form to the research institute where the candidate is to be embedded.

The application (max. 500 words) should contain the following:

  1. The reason(s) for a visit to the Faculty of Arts, including name(s) of staff member(s) with whom the applicant plans to collaborate;
  2. A description of the added value of the visit;
  3. A description of what the fellow will deliver in exchange for the fellowship (e.g. seminar/public engagement activity/publication/joint grant application).

Assessment procedure

A committee consisting of the dean of the Faculty of Arts and the directors of the three research institutes will assess all applications in the second half of May 2024. They base their assessment on the elements of the application form, as listed in the section 'How to apply'.

As soon as possible after the committee has made its decision and no later than in June 2024, the research institutes inform the applicants about the decision.

The awarded fellowships can start between September 2024 and February 2025.

Last modified:15 April 2024 11.45 a.m.