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Tiele Fellowships 2023: Call for Applications

The Dr. P.A. Tiele-Stichting is devoted to promoting the study of the book in past and present. Its activities include publishing scholarly books and articles and organizing symposia and lectures. In 2021 the Tiele-Stichting has started a fellowship programme to stimulate research in the field of books and reading in the Netherlands and Flanders.

Two fellowships
Each year, two Tiele Fellows will receive financial support and research assistance. One of the Fellows will study an aspect of book and reading culture in the past, the other will study an aspect in the present.

Grant and support
The grant amounts to € 1.500,- per month, for a period of at least one and at most two months. The study must be carried out in 2023. Depending on the nature of the research, Fellows may be entitled to a work place in one of the institutions associated with the Tiele-Stichting. A scholarly advisor from the Tiele-Stichting’s network will supervise the project.

Tiele Fellowships are open for anyone with demonstrable scholarly skills. A completed PhD is not required.

Application procedure

The application consists of:
• Name and e-mail address;
• A recent CV;
• A list of publications (a selection of key publications) or a letter of recommendation from a professor;
• A description of the research topic of no more than 1,000 words in Dutch or English, with a research question and a concise list of sources, method, theoretical framework and concrete, aimed results;
• The required amount of research time in weeks or months (no more than two), the proposed work place (if any) and the period in 2023 in which the study could be carried out;
• Name and e-mail address of a referent who knows the applicant’s work and who can be consulted if necessary.

Selection procedure
The selection committee consists of members of the Scholarly Advisory Board of the Tiele-Stichting and members of the Tiele-Stichting’s Board. The committee will look at both the scholarly level and feasibility of the plan.

Applications should reach the Tiele-Stichting’s coordinator, Charlotte van Putten (, by e-mail before 1 October, 2022. The research will be carried out during a continuous period in 2023. The Fellow reports to the Tiele-
Stichting at the end of the Fellowship, and, if possible, delivers a lecture on a Tielesymposium.

Inquiries with regard to the procedure can be made to the coordinator of the Tiele-Stichting, Charlotte van Putten ( Questions with regard to the subject of the study may be submitted to Jeroen Salman (; book and
reading culture in the past) or Steven Claeyssens (; book and reading culture in the present).