Visiting scholars RICH

As a research institute committed to international cooperation and exchange, RICH welcomes scholars who wish to visit Radboud University in order to engage in research and scholarship, and in general scholarly and cultural interaction with Radboud University’s faculty and students. In addition to visiting scholars, visiting research professors, and visiting exchange professors who come to Nijmegen on international fellowships (e.g., Fulbright, Humboldt) or exchange programmes (e.g., Erasmus), we also welcome researchers who wish to spend (part of) their sabbatical leave at RICH. We also offer several schemes of our own: the Radboud Excellence Initiative offers talented researchers from outside the Netherlands the opportunity to visit RICH for a research stay and RICH annually invites a distinguished scholar as its RICH fellow.

Current visiting scholars

Prof. Simon Burrows - Western Sydney University, Australia

  • Visitor of the Department of History, Art History and Classics as Radboud Excellence Professor
  • Period: June 2023 - May 2025

Invitation for future visitors

RICH invites applications by PhD candidates and postdoctoral fellows, as well as from those holding the position of assistant professor, associate professor or full professor (or equivalents of these positions). During their visit, scholars are considered members of the RICH research community and will have numerous opportunities to engage with staff as well as to participate in activities.

For your visit, the following terms apply:

  • Visiting scholars are not University employees. Their legal status is that of guest staff (gastmedewerker).
  • Research visits can start at any point in the academic year.
  • As a guest staff member, you will receive access to library facilities, office space and office facilities. Note that as a general rule, RICH does not support visiting scholars financially.
  • Visiting scholars are expected to contribute to local academic life, through contacts with RICH staff and the public presentation of their research, as appropriate.
  • Visiting scholars are expected to acknowledge RICH support in publications prepared in whole or in part during their visit.
  • A visiting scholar should obtain the sponsorship of a RICH researcher, who must be available to act as the visiting scholar‘s primary contact and local guide for professional and practical matters before and during the research stay. Applicants should approach the RICH researcher with whom they would like to work directly to obtain their statement of support.

How to apply

Once you have obained support from a RICH researcher, the latter will submit your application to the Research director. Applications for visiting scholar status should include:

  • A cover letter containing the project title of the proposed research, the planned dates of the visit, and a statement of motivation explaining why RICH is the preferred host institution
  • A one-page research plan
  • A curriculum vitae
  • List of two references
  • A statement of support by the sponsoring RICH researcher
  • Information about how you will finance your research stay at RICH

RICH can only host a limited number of visiting scholars, so applicants are advised to contact RICH well ahead of time.

For queries, please write to RICH [at] (RICH[at]let[dot]ru[dot]nl).