1 Fulbright/American Friends of the Mauritshuis Award
Accepted Degree Levels
Grant PeriodFall Start
Grant Length11-12 Months
Specialized Grant Types
The Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis is internationally known as one of the most important collections of seventeenth-century Dutch and Flemish paintings. Its conservation studio has demonstrated a commitment to technical research and advanced training opportunities.
The University of Amsterdam is the only university in The Netherlands offering an English language study program in Conservation and Restoration (consisting of nine conservation specializations and technical art history). The research, conservation and restoration of objects are core aspects of the program.
This grant is sponsored by the American Friends of the Mauritshuis.
The purpose of the grant is to provide advanced training, research and education opportunities in paintings conservation. The grant will focus on the study, examination and treatment of works of art in the collection of the Mauritshuis, in combination with a tailor made study program at the University of Amsterdam. The grantee will gain practical experience and knowledge in in-depth technical study and treatment of paintings in the conservation studio of the Mauritshuis, under the supervision of the conservators of the museum. The grantee will participate in workshops, (informal) lectures, symposia and other events at the university. During the grant period, research may not only include paintings in the Mauritshuis collection, but also pictures in other Dutch and/or European institutions.
Applications for 11 to 12 month grants starting September 1, 2023 will be considered.
The one-day Fulbright In-Country orientation will take place at the end of August/beginning of September (date to be determined).
Applications will be considered from well-qualified candidates who are enrolled in or recently graduated (no more than 3 years) from a recognized US conservation training program, or US citizens who are enrolled in or recently graduated (no more than 3 years) from a conservation program abroad. Applicants still in their PhD during the application period will also be considered. The Fulbright Commission encourages applications from students with a strong interest and/or experience in the conservation and restoration of Old Master paintings. An online interview for semi-finalists with representatives of the Mauritshuis and the University of Amsterdam will be part of the selection procedure.
Accepted Degree Levels
Special Application Instructions
In your Fulbright online application, for Award Name please select Mauritshuis Award from the drop down menu.
Foreign Language Proficiency
Additional Information: Dutch language proficiency is not required, but is useful at the time of arrival. Some study of Dutch prior to arrival is encouraged in order to promote deeper engagement with the host community.
Fulbright Proposal Types
No affiliation letter required at deadline
The University of Amsterdam will register the approved applicant as a research fellow. The grantee will be placed at the University of Amsterdam for education and at the Mauritshuis for training. A letter of affiliation is not necessary.
Tuition fees at the University of Amsterdam will be waived. Please see this link for grant amounts.
Grantees are responsible for finding housing themselves.
Dependent support is not available. If an applicant is planning on bringing dependents, please contact the host institution to inquire whether they are willing to also apply for a residence permit for the dependents. Without a residence permit applied for by the host, dependents will not be able to join the applicant.