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The institute provides grants for a minimum stay of one month and a maximum stay of six months to enable students and fellows to conduct research in Florence in art history and related disciplines. Students and fellows who do not specialize in the liberal arts also qualify, providing their study can demonstrably benefit from a study abroad programme in Florence.

In order to qualify for a grant, students and fellows must:

  1. be registered at a Dutch university or
  2. be preparing to take a PhD degree at a Dutch university or
  3. have (recently) completed a study at a Dutch university and have a demonstrable ambition to conduct academic research, which must be linked to a clearly defined objective (publication, PhD proposal, etc.).

Students staying in Florence within the framework of the Erasmus or Socrates programme do not qualify for a grant from institute.


Foreign postdoctoral researchers or Ph.D. students
For the academic year 2017/2018 the Insti­tute offers a limited number of fellowships for postdocto­ral researchers or Ph.D. students. These fellowships consist of € 350,00 to cover travel expenses to the Institute (€ 700,00 for candidates from non-Euopean universities) plus free accommodation at the Institute and a place to study in the library for a maximum period of 3 months. Other solutions are possible depending on the necessity of a stay in Florence.

The topic of the project for which a fellowship is asked should fall within the three main research areas promoted by the Institute. Fellows are supposed to devote themselves full time to their research project and to have no other obliga­tions during the duration of the fellows­hip. They are expected to give a talk at the end of their stay to present their findings.

Applications should contain:

  1. curriculum vitae
  2. a description of the proposed research project, including the subject and aim(s) of the project; the present status quo in research; an explanation of what the project is going to contribute; the structure, phases and dura­tion of the project; the reasons why study in Florence would be useful or neces­sa­ry; the material that will be studied there and the instituti­ons that will be frequented; proposed dates of stay in Florence.
    Two letters of recommendation by art historians of academic standing who are familiar with the candidate’s work should be mailed by the authors.

Candidates should send their applications before 1 May 2017 to:
Professor Michael W. Kwakkelstein, Director
Istituto Universitario Olandese di Storia dell’Arte
Viale Torricelli 5
50125 Firenze, Italy

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