Fellowship Benefactors

The Rijksmuseum Fellowship Programme is open to the new generation of museum professionals: inquisitive object-based specialists who will further develop understanding of Netherlandish art, history and museology for the future.

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation enables one PhD Fellowship at the Rijksmuseum annually. This is a one-year Fellowship, with the possibility of renewal for one additional year. Applications should include an outline of the proposed research, related to the Rijksmuseum's holdings, in which objects are fundamental. A suitable project might entail research into art objects as artistic or historical sources; object-related archival research; or scientific research.

The Migelien Gerritzen Fund/Rijksmuseum Fund

The Migelien Gerritzen Fund/Rijksmuseum Fund will enable candidates to conduct conservation and/or scientific research on art works and historical artefacts in the Rijksmuseum’s collection. It welcomes applicants who are either conservators or scientists. This is a one-year Fellowship, with the possibility of renewal for one additional year. It is funded by an endowment legacy.

Dr. Anton C.R. Dreesmann Fund/Rijksmuseum Fund

The Dr. Anton C.R. Dreesmann Fund/Rijksmuseum Fund will annually or biennially enable one History of Art PhD candidate from the University of Pennsylvania to conduct research at the Rijksmuseum for his or her dissertation. The Fellowship is funded by a University of Pennsylvania alumna. This is a one-year Fellowship, with the possibility of renewal for one additional year.

Manfred & Hanna Heiting Fund/Rijksmuseum Fund

The Manfred & Hanna Heiting Fund/Rijksmuseum Fund enables the Rijksmuseum to annually award two postgraduate Fellowships that stimulate outstanding object-based, photo-historical research by prospective curators from the Netherlands or abroad. Fellowships are awarded for a six-month period. For information on the most recent publication supported by the Manfred & Hanna Heiting Fund/Rijksmuseum Fund,
see Rijksmuseum Studies in Photography.

Johan Huizinga Fund/Rijksmuseum Fund

The Johan Huizinga Fund/Rijksmuseum Fund offers outstanding postgraduate candidates the opportunity to conduct historical research into objects in the Rijksmuseum collection. Candidates are invited to submit a research proposal that draws on these objects as subject material and as sources of information. The Johan Huizinga Fellowship is awarded annually for a six-month period. The Rijksmuseum will endeavor to enable publication of the Fellow’s research, for example in the series Rijksmuseum Studies in History or The Rijksmuseum Bulletin.