RCMC/FEL Junior Fellowship
The RCMC/FEL Junior Fellowship* program provides financial support to talented junior researchers interested in conducting (ethnographic) research or publishing on the collections of the Tropenmuseum, Museum Volkenkunde, Afrika Museum and Wereldmuseum.
Students and scholars with a background in museum studies, anthropology, archaeology, art history or related disciplines can apply. We offer four stipends in total, each of
€ 1,500. The types of activities we support are related to conducting (ethnographic) research and/or publishing on the museum collections.
We appreciate creativity and innovative ideas. Activities we do not support are for instance the organisation of symposia and travel to conferences to present work.
*From 2012 to 2016, the RCMC/FEL Junior Fellowship program operated as the
Dr. Steven Engelsman Grants.
Announcement grantees 2019
Successful applications will be announced on November 28, 2019, just prior to the lecture Photo-writing which is the 9th Adriaan Gerbrands Lecture. This year the lecture will be delivered by Sammy Baloji and Filip De Boeck. When you apply for the fellowship, you are expected to attend the lecture.
All applicants will be informed about the jury outcome via mail on November 29, 2019.
This fellowship is co-sponsored by the Foundation for Ethnology in Leiden (FEL), which also co-sponsors the annual Adriaan Gerbrands Lectures.
- Willem van Wijk – Will conduct comparative research on the representation of African art in South-Korea and the Netherlands.
- Adiva Lawrence – Will make a comparative study on museums and exhibitions from different contexts contribute to "re-archiving" black history and memory, with a focus on the memory of slavery.
- Jaimee Comstock-Skipp – Will rethink typologies and labels in her research: Cataloguing Persianate Arts of the Book in the Nationaal Museum van Wereldculturen.
- Rab Messina – Will analyse how designs can be made more sustainable for a wider audience by bringing technology and design closer together.
- Caroline Fernandes Caromano – Will research Amazonian Flames in European Houses which is an investigation of Fire as a Museum Object in ethnographic and archaeological collections from the Amazon in European museums.
- Sebastiaan van ‘t Holt - Practice of ayahuascashamanism in the Netherlands and Peru
- Giulia Golla Tunno - The presence and role of “art” within three national colonial museums in Europe
- Sita Reddy - The Hortus Indicus Malabaricus as a botanical book and as an ethnographic object