KNIR Colloquia - Call for Applications 2024

KNIR Colloquia - Call for Applications 2024

KNIR Colloquia - Call for Applications 2024 

Deadline 1 May 2024 

Description of KNIR Colloquia 

KNIR Colloquia are small, exclusive expert meetings, hosted and funded by the Royal Netherlands Institute in Rome. Their purpose is to offer early or mid-career academics from all fields the opportunity to improve their research profile by organising an international workshop in Rome on a topic central to their current research agenda and directly or indirectly linked to the KNIR’s research profile and/or Rome. The Colloquium can host up to 20 scholars (including the convenor/applicant), in a 3 day programme. Each year, the KNIR can sponsor and host two of such Colloquia. 

The KNIR Colloquia programme targets early and mid-career academics with a position as assistant professor (universitair docent, tenured or not, indicatively with 3 to 15 years of academic employment) or as lecturer (docent, with a PhD degree) at one of the Dutch universities that support the KNIR: the University of Amsterdam, Groningen University, Leiden University, Radboud University, Utrecht University and the Free University Amsterdam. The programme aims to offer opportunities particularly to those academics who do not profit from other research funding (NWO, ERC etc.), and have a teaching load that currently prevents them from in-depth investments in their research profile. 

We warmly welcome new applications for a colloquium to be held in the academic year 2024-2025. 

Conditions for submission 

  • The applicant is the organiser of the KNIR Colloquium. (S)he is responsible for the programme content, for selecting the speakers and other participants, and for balancing the budget. 
  • The maximum budget available per KNIR Colloquium is €12.500 (meant for travel expenses and lodging of the participants and for catering). There are a limited number of rooms available at the institute. Hotel accommodation should be found for most of the participants. 
  • The colloquium should be held between September 2024 and July 2025. The exact dates will be determined once the selection procedure is completed, based on the institute's availability. 
  • Logistics on location are managed by the KNIR. 
  • The financial management will be a joint responsibility of KNIR and the applicant’s home university. 


Applicants are invited to submit a dossier containing: 

  • A general description of the workshop, its objectives, its position in the applicant's current research agenda (2 pages). 
  • An outline of the workshop, including the names and short profiles of the prospective participants (2 pages). At this point, no confirmation of attendance from the envisioned participants is required, but please indicate any confirmed speakers. We strongly encourage applicants to also involve Italian scholars. 
  • The applicant's CV. 
  • A brief statement on the applicant’s motivations, taking into consideration the objectives of the KNIR Colloquia programme and its target group as specified above (max. 1 page). 

Deadline and assessment 

  • The deadline for applications in 2024 is 1 May 00.00. 
  • Please submit application dossiers to: secretary@knir.it 
  • Applications will be evaluated by a committee comprising the director and members of the scientific staff of the KNIR. 
  • Notification follows before 1 June 2024. There will be no feedback or correspondence about the assessment. 
  • For information and enquiries: info@knir.it 


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