The BENELUX Program - Belgium, The Netherlands, Luxembourg

Grants and Fellowships

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UC Berkeley - Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium Exchange Program

Four fellowships of 2,500 Euros will be awarded to UC Berkeley PhD students to support the framework of their doctoral dissertation preparation. These fellowships will help alleviate the costs of a short-term research stay at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) in Belgium.The application should be received by the VSPA Program office by February 1. The applicant should seek out a faculty sponsor at ULB to mentor your research experience. Please submit the following to vspa@berkeley.edu: Résumé of the PhD student applicant; Description of the research project; An invitation letter from of the ULB faculty sponsor; Proposed beginning and ending dates of your research stay at ULB.


B.A.E.F. Fellowships for Graduate Study in Belgium

The Belgian American Educational Foundation encourages applications for fellowships for advanced study or research during one academic year, at a Belgian University or institution of higher learning. The B.A.E.F. awards up to nine fellowships each carrying a stipend of $26,000 for one year. If the fellow chooses to remain less than the full 12 months, the stipend will be prorated accordingly. The fellowship period must be at least 6 months. In addition to the stipend, the Foundation will provide health insurance. No other supplements can be expected. Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States. Applicants must either be registered in a graduate program towards a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in the United States, or register in a graduate program in Belgium (Master’s or Ph.D) in Belgium, or hold a Master’s, Ph.D., or equivalent degree. Preference is given to applicants under the age of 30. Knowledge of Dutch, French, or German is optional. Applicants should make their own arrangements to register or affiliate with a Belgian University or research institution. B.A.E.F. Fellows must reside in Belgium during the tenure of their fellowship. Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the BAEF website.


Fulbright Fellowships for Research and Teaching in Belgium

Four Fulbright grants are available each year for study or research at any Belgian institution, but in addition, Fulbright also offers other awards: the Fulbright English Teaching Assistant that places one American student with proficiency in Dutch in a Flemish university for nine months to teach English conversation and American culture. This is the world’s only Fulbright ETA position in a Dutch-language environment. The University of Antwerp Fulbright Grant that allows up to three PhD students to spend six months at the University of Antwerp. Candidates in all fields are welcome to apply. The Ghent University Fulbright Grant that allows one PhD or master's student to spend six to nine months at Ghent University. And the Leuven University grant for the Master in European Studies. Candidates in all fields are welcome to apply. Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the Fulbright website here and here.


Rubenianum Fund Fellowships

The Rubenianum promotes and facilitates the study of the work of Peter Paul Rubens in particular and that of his Antwerp predecessors, contemporaries and followers in general. Students whose dissertations will benefit maximally from further collection, library, and archival holdings in Antwerp and Belgium are strongly encouraged to apply. Dutch language skills increase eligibility for the program. Fellows will receive a stipend of $26,000. The Rubenianum will provide office space and access to its specialized art history library and photographic documentation. The Fellow will work closely with Rubenianum staff and will be encouraged to engage in current projects and in the research culture of the institute. The Fellow will attend conferences, symposia, and lectures at the Rubenianum and introductions will be provided to other research institutes in Antwerp and beyond. The Fellow is expected to take part in interuniversity seminars in Leuven (KU Leuven) and Ghent (U Gent) and will give a public Rubenianum Lecture. Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the Rubenianum website.


Scholarships for International Students at Belgian Universities

Specific universities in Belgium offer scholarships for international students. Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the Scholarships for Development website.


Scholarships for International Students at Universities in the Dutch-Speaking Part of Belgium

Specific universities in the Dutch-Speaking part of Belgium (Flanders and Brussels) offer scholarships for international students. Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the Study in Flanders website.


Scholarships for International Students at Universities in the French-Speaking Part of Belgium

Specific universities in French-Speaking part of Belgium (Wallonia and Brussels) offer scholarships for international students. Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the Wallonie-Bruxelles-Campus website.


NUFFIC Scholarships for Research and Study in the Netherlands

The Dutch government offer scholarships for international students. Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the NUFFIC website.


Scholarships for International Students at Dutch Universities

Specific universities in the Netherlands offer scholarships for international students. Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the Scholarships for Development website.


Mauritshuis Fellowship

This fellowship offers grants in the field of art history to support an academic project devoted to the study of Dutch and Flemish art from the sixteenth through the eighteenth centuries. Topics relevant to the history and collection of the Mauritshuis and travel to the Netherlands are preferred. Preference goes to subjects devoted to paintings and drawings, then sculpture, prints and applied arts. Applicants must hold a B.A. in art history and be working toward a Ph.D. at an American or Canadian University. Grants range from $5,000 to $15,000, depending on the financial requirements and merits of the project. Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the CAA website.


NAF Scholarships for Study and Research in the Netherlands

A primary source of educational funding for U.S. students in the Netherlands and Dutch students in the United States, the NAF offers several programs for which either students or institutions can apply. Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the NAF website.


Fulbright Fellowships for Research and Teaching in the Netherlands

Eight Fulbright grants are available each year for study or research at any Dutch institution, but in addition, Fulbright also offers several other awards linked to specific Dutch universities: the University of Maastricht, the VU Amsterdam, the Radboud University, the TU Delft and the Erasmus University Rotterdam. Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the Fulbright website here.


Roosevelt Study Center Research Grants

Every year the RSC offers around ten research grants for European scholars and students to visit the Roosevelt Study Center in Middelburg, the Netherlands. This fulfills one of the Center’s key functions: to act as a major depository of materials on U.S. history on this side of the Atlantic. European scholars at all stages in their careers (Masters and Ph.D. students as well as scholars preparing a publication) are invited to apply. Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the RSC website.


Fellowships in Dutch Maritime History at the Scheepvaartmuseum

The Scheepvaartmuseum in Amsterdam offers Fellowships for research in Dutch maritime history. Suitable candidates should master the Dutch language. Fellows are expected to be present in the museum part of their time, be temporarily members of the academic museum staff and be willing to actively participate in meetings with the museum curators. On completion of their fellowship at the museum candidates are requested to give a public lecture in which the research results are presented. Moreover, candidates need to prepare and publish an article. For more information, click here.


Juynboll Fellowship

The Juynboll Fellowship enables one or two scholars to study the Arabic and Islam special collections of Leiden University Libraries. For more information, click here.


Van de Sande Fellowship

The Van de Sande Fellow conducts research in the Special Collections of Leiden University Libraries, preferably in one of the areas of interest of the Van de Sande Foundation: the history of pharmacy, botany, medicine. In exceptional cases the fellowship is also available to researchers in the field of Italian language and culture, in particular research that focuses on Dante Alighieri. For more information, click here.


Scaliger Fellowship

Annually, the Scaliger Insitute places a number of research scholarships at the disposal of researchers from the Netherlands and abroad, who want to research (a part of) the Special Collections of the Leiden University Library. For more information, click here.


Brill Fellowship

Since 2006, publishing house Brill in Leiden has sponsored the appointment of so-called 'Brill Fellows'. The Brill Fellow researches items in the department Special Collections of Leiden University; as much as possible, this research is based on any of the specific publishing areas of publishing house Brill in the Humanities. For more information, click here.


Elsevier Fellowship

Elsevier, a world-leading provider of information solutions that enhance the performance of science, health, and technology professionals, and the Scaliger Institute of Leiden University Libraries have founded a three-year fellowship program. This program will enable international rare books and humanities scholars to study 16th -18th century scientific scholarship and publishing. For more information, click here.


FNR Scholarships for Study and Research in Luxembourg

The Luxembourg National Research Center FNR offers scholarships for study and research in Luxembourg. Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the FNR website.

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