KNIR Colloquia

KNIR Colloquia are small, exclusive expert meetings, hosted and funded by the Royal Netherlands Institute in Rome. Their purpose is to offer early or mid-career academics from all fields the opportunity to improve their research profile by organising an international workshop in Rome on a topic central to their current research agenda. The Colloquium can host up to 10 senior and 15 junior scholars (including the convenor/applicant), in a 3 day programme. Each year the KNIR can host a number of such Colloquia, depending on the available timeslots as specified below.

The KNIR Colloquia programme targets early and mid career academics with a position as assistant professor (tenured or not) at one of the Dutch universities that support the KNIR: the University of Amsterdam, Groningen University, Leiden University, Radboud University, Utrecht University and the Free University Amsterdam. It wants to offer opportunities particularly to those academics who do not profit from other research funding (NWO, ERC or others), and have a teaching load that currently prevents them from in-depth investments in their research profile.

Available Timeslots 2019

  • 10-11-12 September 2019 (arrival 9 September, departure 13 September)
  • 17-18-19 September 2019 (arrival 16 September, departure 20 September)
  • 3-4-5 December 2019 (arrival 2 December, departure 6 December)
  • 18-19-20 December 2019 (arrival 17 December, departure 21 December)

Conditions for submission

  • The applicant is the organiser of the KNIR Colloquium. (S)he is responsible for the programme content, for selecting the speakers and other participants, and for balancing the budget.
  • The budget available per KNIR Colloquium is 12.500 euros (mainly travel expenses and catering). Hospitality at the KNIR is free.
  • Logistics on location are managed by the KNIR.


Applicants are invited to submit a dossier containing:

  • A general description of the workshop, its objectives, its position in the applicant’s current research agenda (2 pages).
  • An outline of the workshop, including the names and short profiles of the prospective participants (2 pages).
  • The applicant’s CV and a statement on her/his motivations, taking into consideration the objectives of the KNIR Colloquia programme and its target group as specified above.
  • An indication of the preferred timeslots, in order of preference (at least 2 timeslots).

Deadline and assessment

  • The deadline for applications in 2019 is 1 March 2019
  • Please submit application dossiers to: secretary@knir.it
  • Applications will be evaluated by a committee comprising the director and vice-director of the KNIR and three members of the KNIR’s scientific board.
  • Notification follows by 1 April 2019
  • For information and enquiries: info@knir.it

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