The Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences is an intellectual haven for international researchers, writers, journalists and artists to pursue their research or projects, to work in an interdisciplinary environment and to share their knowledge with society.
It offers a diverse year-group of about 60 NIAS Fellows the opportunity to devote themselves to an independent research project. NIAS is the oldest Institute for Advanced Study in Europe whose founding mission is to foster curiosity- driven research. It is an institute of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences and is located in Amsterdam.
NIAS offers individual, theme-group and co-sponsored fellowships to scholars, writers, journalists and artists to work on a curiosity-driven project in an interdisciplinary environment. For five or ten months, they receive the time and space to work on a topic of their own choice. NIAS individual fellowships are for scholars who wish to carry out advanced research in the humanities and the social sciences. Both scholars based in the Netherlands and scholars from abroad can apply for an individual fellowship, as long as they have at least 3 years of post-Ph.D. degree academic experience. Theme-group fellowships are for scholars of different backgrounds who wish to collaborate on a particular subject or theme. NIAS also cooperates with co-sponsoring partners to offer fellowships that reach specific disciplines or goals.