Accommodation & Scholarships


The KNIR’s extensive scholarship programme gives individual researchers at the start of their career (MA/MPhil and PhD students from Dutch universities) the opportunity to conduct independent research in Rome, for up to three months, under the supervision of the Institute’s staff.

This programme allows students to focus on their research for a Master’s thesis or PhD dissertation for a long, uninterrupted period and discuss their progress and results in an interdisciplinary environment.

Their work is assessed through regular contact with the supervisor and an oral presentation at the weekly KNIR discussion evening.

Special prizes are awarded to outstanding researchers who prepare a doctoral research proposal or a postdoc project. In this way, the Institute helps budding researchers make the transition from graduation to doctoral and postdoctoral research.

For more information, see the corresponding Dutch page of this website.