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NWIB Visiting Professors Programme

The NWIB Visiting Professors Programme offers assistant professors, associate professors and full professors at participating universities a unique opportunity to work undisturbed in an inspiring and stimulating environment. This programme enables you to stay at one of the five Netherlands Scientific Institutes Abroad (NWIBs) for a period of three months to conduct research, give lectures and contribute to the intellectual climate at the Institute.

The NWIBs are in Florence, Rome, St. Petersburg, Athens and Cairo:
This call for Applications is only for Netherlands Flemish Institute in Cairo (NVIC)

For whom?

The programme is open to assistant professors, associate professors, and full professors at Leiden University. Scientists from all disciplines are welcome. However, in all cases there must be a link between your research proposal on the one hand and the activities and geographic focus of NVIC on the other.

What does this programme entail?

The programme offers the opportunity to conduct research for a maximum period of three months and to contribute to the intellectual climate at NVIC by organizing scientific activities, such as a conference, guest lectures or a master class on a topic of your choice - all in line with your own proposal.
NVIC offers an inspiring environment and invites researchers and scholars to discuss their findings and views while benefitting from the Institute’s unique research facilities, as well as its  local and international academic network.

Which costs are reimbursed?

Your university reimburses the travel and accommodation expenses. Travel costs are reimbursed based on the actual costs of one economy class return ticket; accommodation costs are reimbursed according to the rules that apply at your university.
NVIC offers housing at their premises and you are expected to make use of it. More information on housing is available on the NVIC website. At the Institute you will have your own workplace and free access to the library and other facilities.
It is your own responsibility to obtain a leave of absence from your department. Salary costs are not reimbursed.

What is the application deadline?

The application deadline is July 1st, 2021. You have to submit your proposal through the application form by emailing it to the director of NVIC. The preferred dates for your stay should be indicated on the form. Note that these dates should lie in the first half of 2022.
Approximately around 1 August, 2021, you will be notified whether your proposal has been accepted by NVIC. 

How are the submitted applications selected?

A selection committee consisting of three persons, chaired by the director of NVIC, will select two candidates. The committee will use the following selection criteria:
•    research topic’s relevancy to the areas of focus promoted by the Institute
•    innovative nature, impact and feasibility of proposed research
•    motivation for a residency at the Institute
•    quality and structure of the work plan
•    nature of contribution to the teaching activities and intellectual interaction at the Institute


Please contact the responsible contact person at your university:
•    University Leiden: j.a.kroes@bb.leidenuniv.nl

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