Since the 1960s, the Niels Stensen Fellowship has been awarded annually to outstanding researchers who recently received their PhD to enable them to gain research experience at a top university or institute abroad.

The aim of the Niels Stensen Fellowship is to encourage these talented young researchers by means of facilitating their academic research abroad.

The Niels Stensen Fellowship Committee would like to be introduced to candidates who have shown academic excellence as well as social commitment. The fellowship is open to all academic disciplines.


Applying for a grant

Candidates for the Niels Stensen Fellowship have to meet several requirements to be eligible and need to be nominated by two professors from a Dutch university or research institute. It is not possible for candidates to apply for a grant themselves.

Application procedure 2020:

All professors in the Netherlands will receive an invitation in February/March, to nominate candidates for our fellowship. 

Click here for the invitation

Deadline nominations: 8 May 2020 (23:59)
Due to Covid 19 the deadline has been extended till 8 May 2020

After two nominations, we will invite the candidate to apply for our scholarship by sending our application form.

Deadline application forms: 15 June 2020 (23:59)