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ARTES invites researchers to nominate applications for the PhDs in the Humanities 2017 competition. Please note that the application process for NWO grants is highly competitive. We ask you to only nominate candidates who are exceptionally qualified, so as to avoid applicants spending a lot of time writing a proposal with a limited chance of being awarded.


Applications must comprise a fully developed project description and a CV, following the NWO format (see link 'NWO Call for proposals'). At this stage, Section 14 ‘Research Budget’ can be skipped, which will be set up with the Grant team should the application be selected for submission to NWO. Section 9 is the ‘Description of the proposed research’, which can contain up to 2500 words.

Conditions for submission:

An application can be submitted to one Research School only.

An application must be supported by at least one supervisor (‘promotor’), who is a member of ARTES.

Applications must be written in English. Applications can be submitted to until 6 January 2017, 11a.m. (CET), at the latest.

The ARTES selection committee, consisting of the director and members of the ARTES Board, will submit the three most promising proposals to the Faculty selection committee. The selection will be made according to the NWO assessment criteria: 1. Quality of the PhD candidate, 2. Quality of the research proposal, and 3. Extent to which the PhD proposal fits within the profile of ARTES.

For more information, please contact the ARTES office: