Fulbright-New Netherland Research Center Student Scholar Research Grant applications due December 1st

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December 1, 2015
New York, United States
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, Atlantic History / Studies, Modern European History / Studies

The New Netherland Research Center (NNRC), a combined endeavor of the New Netherland Institute (NNI) and the Office of Cultural Education, New York State Education Department (NYSED/OCE), announces a joint Student Scholar Research Grant with the Fulbright Center of Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Application deadline: December 1, 2015

The New Netherland Research Center provides a grant of $ 3,000 for research, which is intended to defray the cost of a three-month residence at the NNRC between August 1, 2016 and June 1, 2017, with the research taking place at the NNRC itself, the New York State Library and the New York State Archives in Albany, New York. The research must take place in the field of New Netherland History and the Dutch Atlantic World, using the Records of New Netherland. Genealogical research is excluded.

The grant will be paid out by the NNRC in monthly installments after submission and acceptance by the director of the NNRC of a monthly progress report. At the end of the residence, the grant recipient must submit a report of the results of the research and explain these in a lecture, both in English, before the final installment will be paid.

Candidates for the Fulbright-New Netherland Research Center student scholar grant must fulfill the following  conditions:

- prior to departure be in possession of a Bachelor’s degree
- have good command of modern and seventeenth-century Dutch
- give a clear description of the purpose and the plan of the research
- preferably be engaged in writing a dissertation as Ph.D. candidate at a Dutch university
- applications from junior scholars are also possible

In addition, the Fulbright Center stipulates that candidates must have Dutch nationality, but not dual (Dutch and American) citizenship, not be presently residing in the US or having resided there within the past few years, and must return to the Netherlands at the end of the student residency. Fulbright grant recipients are ineligible for a visa to the US for work or immigration, which does not exclude a visit as tourist or conference attender. This condition cannot be avoided by applying for another US visa. During the grant period the student will have limited health insurance.

Further Fulbright Conditions, Application Guide, and Application Form

Applications are to be submitted to the Fulbright Center.

For its complete, official conditions and application guide and form, go to:


Click “handleiding” under “Beurshoogte en –voordelen” and again in right sidebar; then click link for application form under V: https://apply.embark.com/student/fulbright/scholars/30/ 

Contrary to standard Fulbright Center procedure, applications for the Fulbright-NNRC grant will not be submitted to NWO c.q. the KNAW; instead, the Grants Committee of the NNRC will evaluate the applications and submit its selection for approval to the board of the Fulbright Center. 

Contact Info: 

Stephen McErleane
New Netherland Institute 
Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12220-0536

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