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Oproep voor Marie Skłodowska-Curie Post-doc fellowships

The Huygens Institute for History and Culture of the Netherlands (Huygens Institute) invites postdoc fellows to apply together for postdoc funding in the context of the Marie Skłodowska Curie Postdoctoral Fellowships scheme for EF (European Fellows).

The Huygens Institute of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (abbreviated: KNAW) performs analytical research into Dutch literature, history and the history of knowledge, using innovative digital methods. Through the fundamental, advanced and interdisciplinary investigation of source material, the Huygens Institute provides new insights in the (long-term) development of the Netherlands, without losing sight of Europe and the rest of the world. We use advanced digital infrastructure that we largely design, build and manage ourselves with partners in the Netherlands and abroad. An important part of our scholarly production takes the form of high quality editions, data sets and access to historical sources. We publish these in our digital infrastructure, and we are at the forefront of digital innovation in this field.

With our research results (studies, editions and analytic tools) we contribute to the ongoing debate in science, education and society. This means that the Huygens Institute not only enables the work of fellow researchers from the humanities and the social sciences, but also serves the heritage sector, the education sector, the business world, media, and anyone who needs relevant and reliable knowledge about the history and culture of the Netherlands.

NL-Lab is a new research group within the the Huygens Institute, established in the fall of 2019. NL-Lab develops academic research on Dutch culture and identity. Where and for whom is Dutch identity at risk? How is national identity made and felt? How do The Netherlands speak, taste, feel, and tell their history?

The Huygens Institute co-operates with the Meertens Institute and the International Institute for Social History in the KNAW Humanities Cluster. The three institutes share facilities, and have a shared Digital Infrastructure group, a Digital Humanities Lab and NL-lab.

The Huygens Institute will offer support during the application procedure to candidates who would like to spend their Marie S. Curie fellowship at the Institute. In case of funding through the EU, the postdoc fellow will become employed at the Huygens Institute for the duration of the project; receiving training and potential opportunities for further continuation of their international scientific career.

MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships 2021 are open to researchers of all nationalities. The MSCA mobility rule applies: the researcher must not have lived, worked, or studied in the Netherlands more than 12 months during the 3 years prior to the deadline. Applicants must hold a PhD and have a maximum of 8 years full-time equivalent experience in research, measured from the date of award of the doctoral degree.

The duration of the fellowship is 12 to 24 months and primarily covers the salary of the researcher plus a family allowance for spouses and/or children.

The deadline for Marie S. Curie Postdoctoral Fellowships 2021 will be on 12 October 2021.

Interested candidates should send their CV, including the name of their preferred supervisor at the Huygens Institute, a list of publications, and a short motivation letter no later than September 1, 2021 to sollicitaties@bb.huc.knaw.nl. For more information, please contact dr. Sjoerd van der Linde, Advisor Research Funding at the Huygens Institute (sjoerd.van.der.linde@bb.huc.knaw.nl).

Potential supervisors at the Huygens Institute:


History of Knowledge

Literary Studies


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