Accommodation & Scholarships

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.

Scholarships for R(MA) students

Are you studying at one of the six Dutch universities represented in the board of the KNIR and do you need to conduct research for your master’s thesis in Rome? If so, you are eligible for a KNIR scholarship.

The Scholarship consists in:
1. Free lodging at the KNIR during the period of your scholarship.
2. A weekly allowance of € 70,- for your general expenses during your scholarship in Rome.
3. An one-time reimbursement of € 100,- for your travelling expenses to Rome.

Application requirements:
1. You are a (R)MA student enrolled at one of the following Dutch universities: University of Groningen, Leiden University, University of Amsterdam, Utrecht University, VU University Amsterdam and Radboud University Nijmegen.
2. You are conducting research for your master’s thesis.
3. You can demonstrate that a stay in Rome is necessary for the fulfillment of your research.
4. Your stay in Rome does not exceed the maximum of 7 weeks (equivalent of 10 ECTS).

How to apply?
You can apply by completing the application form (follow the link below), selecting Scholarship for (R)MA students. Please do not forget to attach the following documents: an updated overview of your study results, a recent cv and a detailed description of your project/research.

N.B. In case you are a (R)MA Student and do not yet have an elaborate research plan for your master’s thesis, you can apply for a scholarship with a maximum stay of 1 month. Please apply by completing the application form (follow the link below), selecting Scholarship for (R)MA student (without elaborated project). Instead of a detailed description of the project/research, you are requested to attach a letter of recommendation by your future supervisor to the application form. 

Scholarships for PhD students

Are you a PhD student at one of the six Dutch universities represented in the board of the KNIR and do you need to conduct research in Rome? If so, you are eligible for a KNIR scholarship.

The scholarship consists in:
1. A subsidized lodging at the KNIR during the period of your scholarship.

The amount of subsidy for your KNIR scholarship depends on the budget reserved for travel- and research expenses related to your PhD research.

a) As an employee of the university, you are eligible for compensation of your lodging in Rome through the Erasmus+ Staff Mobility program. You can apply for compensation through your own faculty. In this case, the KNIR will reimburse a weekly €490,- for the lodging in Rome. The remaining €210,- per week will therefore be at your own expense (and will be reimbursed by the Erasmus+ Staff Mobility program).  

b) In case you are demonstrably unable to find funds, the KNIR will reimburse a weekly €650,-  for the lodging in Rome. The remaining €50,- per week will therefore be at your own expense.

Application requirements:
1. You are an affiliated PhD student at one of the following Dutch universities: University of Groningen, Leiden University, University of Amsterdam, Utrecht University, VU University Amsterdam and Radboud University Nijmegen.
2. You are conducting a PhD research.
3. You can demonstrate that a stay in Rome is necessary for the fulfillment of your research.
4. At the start of your PhD project, you make arrangements with the academic staff of the KNIR about your stay(s) in Rome during your project. The agreement will be stated in a letter, signed by a member of the academic staff.
5. Your stay in Rome does not exceed the maximum of 20 weeks for the full duration of your PhD project. It should be divided into separate periods of max. 10 weeks each.  

How to apply?
You can apply by completing the application form (follow the link below), selecting Scholarship for PhD students. Please do not forget to attach the following documents: a recent cv and a detailed description of your project/research (including a working schedule and estimated budget).

Scholarships for postdocs

Are you a postdoc at one of the six Dutch universities represented in the board of the KNIR and do you need to conduct research in Rome? If so, you are eligible for a KNIR scholarship.

The scholarship consists in:
1. A subsidized lodging at the KNIR during the period of your scholarship.

The amount of subsidy for your KNIR scholarship depends on the budget reserved for travel- and research expenses related to your postdoc research.

a) As an employee of the university, you are eligible for compensation of your lodging in Rome through the Erasmus+ Staff Mobility program. You can apply for compensation through your own faculty. In this case, the KNIR will reimburse a weekly €490,- for the lodging in Rome. The remaining €210,- per week will therefore be at your own expense (and will be reimbursed by the Erasmus+ Staff Mobility program).  

b) In case you are demonstrably unable to find funds, the KNIR will reimburse a weekly €650,-  for the lodging in Rome. The remaining €50,- per week will therefore be at your own expense.

Application requirements:
1. You are an affiliated postdoc at one of the following Dutch universities: University of Groningen, Leiden University, University of Amsterdam, Utrecht University, VU University Amsterdam and Radboud University Nijmegen.
2. You are conducting a postdoc research that has been recognized as a KNIR Project.
3. Therefore, at the start of your postdoc project, you make arrangements with the academic staff of the KNIR about your stay(s) in Rome during your project. The agreement will be stated in a letter, signed by the director of the institute.  
4. Your stay in Rome does not exceed the maximum of 10 weeks for the full duration of your KNIR Project.   

How to apply?
You can apply by completing the application form (follow the link below), selecting Scholarships for postdocs. Please do not forget to attach the following documents: a recent cv and a detailed description of your project/research (including an estimated budget).

Grants for graduate students

Are you a graduate student from one of the six Dutch universities represented in the board of the KNIR and are you preparing a PhD research at one of these universities? If so, you are eligible for a KNIR grant.

The grant consists in:
1. Free lodging at the KNIR during the period of your grant.
2. A weekly allowance of € 250,- for your general expenses during your grant in Rome.
3. An one-time reimbursement of € 100,- for your travelling expenses to Rome.

Application requirements:
1. You are a graduate student from one of the following Dutch universities: University of Groningen, Leiden University, University of Amsterdam, Utrecht University, VU University Amsterdam and Radboud University Nijmegen.
2. You are preparing a PhD research, that you are intended to conduct at one of the above mentioned universities.
3. You intend to apply for research funding for this project (e.g. at the NWO)
4. You have made arrangements with a professor at one of the above mentioned universities who is willing to act as your doctoral advisor.
5. You do not have other funds or income during the period of your grant and you are available full-time for the project.
6. Your stay in Rome does not exceed the maximum of 20 weeks within one academic year, if desirable to be divided into separate periods.    

How to apply?
You can apply by completing the application form (follow the link below), selecting Grants for graduate students. Please do not forget to attach the following documents: a recent cv, a certificate of your university Master’s degree, a detailed description of your project/research (including an estimated budget), a letter of recommendation by your future PhD supervisor, in which she or he clearly states the willingness to accommodate this PhD project under her or his chair.

Grants for postdoc candidates

Have you taken your PhD from one of the six Dutch universities represented in the board of the KNIR and are you preparing a postdoctoral research at one of these universities? If so, you are eligible for a KNIR grant.

The grant consists in:
1. Free lodging at the KNIR during the period of your grant.
2. A weekly allowance of € 250,- for your general expenses during the period of your grant in Rome.
3. An one-time reimbursement of € 100,- for your travelling expenses to Rome.

Application requirements:
1. You have obtained a doctorate from one of the following Dutch universities: University of Groningen, Leiden University, University of Amsterdam, Utrecht University, VU University Amsterdam and Radboud University Nijmegen.
2. You are preparing a postdoctoral research, that you intend to conduct at one of the above mentioned universities.
3. You intend to apply for research funding for this project (e.g. at the NWO)
4. You have made arrangements with a professor at one of the above mentioned universities who is willing to act as your postdoctoral supervisor.
5. You do not have other funds or income during the period of your grant and you are available full-time for the project.
6. Your stay in Rome does not exceed the maximum of 20 weeks within one academic year, if desirable to be divided into separate periods.    
How to apply?
You can apply by completing the application form (follow the link below), selecting Grants for postdoc candidates. Please do not forget to attach the following documents: a recent cv, a detailed description of your project/research (including an estimated budget) and a reference of your future postdoctoral supervisor, in which she or he clearly states the willingness to act as supervisor in this project.