The fellowship is in honor of Prof. Lisa Jardine (1944-2015) and affords an early career female scholar from an UK university the opportunity to work on an Anglo-Dutch cultural studies topic related to the history and philosophy. The fellowship is a collaboration between NIAS and the Scaliger Institute of Leiden University, the Koninklijke Bibliotheek, National Library of the Netherlands in The Hague and The British Embassy in The Hague.
About the Lisa Jardine Fellowship
The Lisa Jardine Fellowship wishes to reflect Lisa Jardine’s areas of interest by offering a fellowship to an outstanding female early modern scholar.
The fellowship is specifically aimed at a scholar who is working on Anglo-Dutch material, preferably but not exclusively with an interdisciplinary focus that bridges both Arts & Science.
Given this is the first time the fellowship will be granted, the successful candidate will be expected to give a public lecture on their research and be willing to become a future ambassador for the fellowship.
Who can apply
The Lisa Jardine fellowship is open to female researchers within five years of completing a PhD at a recognized UK university. At the time of application the applicant must be affiliated to a British University department, a library, museum, gallery or other non-profit heritage organisation.
The fellows research must be on an Anglo-Dutch cultural studies topic related to the history and philosophy of science that may encompass history of art or other interdisciplinary approaches to the natural sciences, including physics, chemistry, mathematics, computer science, engineering, agricultural, biological or medical research or the scientific aspects of archaeology, geography and experimental psychology. Special consideration will be given to Early Modern (e.g. 1550-1750) topics and other areas that were of interest to Professor Lisa Jardine.
- The Lisa Jardine fellowship affords a short period of residence (2-6 weeks) between 8 July and 16 August 2019 at The Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIAS-KNAW) in the heart of Amsterdam.
- Fellows are provided with a fully-equipped office, Wifi, ICT support, coffee and tea facilities in the main building and subsidized accommodation.
- The recipient will need to be able to take up residence at NIAS in Amsterdam between 8 July and 16 August. Please note that the apartment is only available for use during this fixed period.
- The grant is non-stipendiary but will include full access to research facilities at the Scaliger Institute of Leiden University and the Koninklijke Bibliotheek, National Library of the Netherlands in The Hague.
- Given this is the first time the fellowship will be granted, the successful candidate will be expected to give a public lecture on their research and be willing to become a future ambassador for the fellowship.
How to apply
To apply, please send a resume; a one-page letter of motivation; and two letters of recommendation from a British University before the 15th April 2019 to Dindy van Maanen, Co-sponsored Fellowships Officer at NIAS-KNAW.
NIAS is responsible for registering all applications. Anita Raghunath is responsible for processing all applications and for contact with applicants.
The candidates will be selected by Nadine Akkerman and Anita Raghunath in the first instance and the best 5 applications will be presented to the selection committee for discussion before 30th April 2019.
Applications are evaluated on the basis of:
- Scientific quality and originality of the research proposal
- Significance of the research proposal for the field of Anglo-Dutch research with a preference given for interdisciplinary research in the Early Modern period
- The candidate’s academic achievements and motivation.
Candidates will be informed of the outcome by Friday 3rd May 2019.
About Lisa Jardine Fellowship
Professor Lisa Jardine (1944-2015) spent a lifetime of research working in Renaissance and Early Modern disciplines, partly in history of science, but most characteristically in interdisciplinary studies within the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
Amongst her 20 books included examinations of the scientific revolution, intellectual biographies of Christopher Wren and Robert Hooke, together with meditations on the European networks of the period, most notably the philosophical and material exchanges between Britain and the Low Countries.
The Lisa Jardine Research Fellowship wishes to reflect Lisa Jardine’s areas of interest by offering a fellowship to an outstanding female early modern scholar.
The Lisa Jardine Research Fellowship is an initiative by two former students of Professor Lisa Jardine, namely Nadine Akkerman and Anita Raghunath, and Prof. Jardine’s friend, Sir Geoffrey Adams, former British ambassador to the Netherlands. Nadine Akkerman is a former NIAS-KNAW fellow (2015-16), Reader in Early Modern English Literature at Leiden University and current Visiting Fellow at All Souls College Oxford. Anita Raghunath is Lecturer in English Literature at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.