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Jorrit Kelder

Senior Grant Advisor

Dr. J.M. Kelder
+31 71 527 2549

Jorrit Kelder is Senior Grant Advisor bij Luris, het Knowledge Exchange Office van de Universiteit Leiden en het Leids Universitair Medisch Centrum (LUMC). Daarnaast is hij Guest Research bij het Leiden University Institute for Area Studies (LIAS).

Jorrit is de contactpersoon voor Geesteswetenschappen en Sociale Wetenschappen. Loop langs bij Jorrit op donderdagen van 13.00 tot 16.00 in de kantine bij de Faculteit Archeologie.

Meer informatie over Jorrit Kelder

Jorrit Kelder is Senior Grant Advisor with Luris, Knowledge Exchange Office of Leiden University and Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC). In addition, he is a Guest Research at Leiden University Institute for Area Studies (LIAS).

In his capacity as a Senior Grant Adviser, Jorrit supports academics from Leiden University’s Faculty of the Humanities, the Law Faculty, the Faculty of Archaeology and the Faculty of Social and Behavioral Sciences, as well as various research institutes (including the Netherlands Institute for Near Eastern Studies and the African Studies Centre). Because of his experience as a former policy officer at the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, as well as an adviser or research grant applicant (at the University of Amsterdam and the University of Oxford), Jorrit has a good insight in research funding policies, assessment procedures and reviewer selection. Luris support includes the proofreading of draft proposals, consultations and brainstorm sessions, scouting for possible funding opportunities, as well as practical support with uploading and submitting research proposals. In addition, Luris organises regular events, providing information on forthcoming funding schemes and policies, as well as best practice sessions.

Jorrit’s academic background is in Mediterranean Archaeology and Ancient History. He received his MA from the University of Amsterdam in 2003, and his PhD at the Vrije Universiteit (VU) Amsterdam in 2009.

He has published widely on the archaeology of early states, the integration of material and textual evidence, and on Greek Bronze and Iron Age connections with the Near East, Egypt, and Europe. In addition to his positions in Leiden, Jorrit is an associate at the Sub-Faculty of Near and Middle Eastern Studies of the University of Oxford, and a member of the Common Room at Wolfson College, Oxford. He is currently involved in a research project at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles on the connections between Egypt and the Classical World, which will result in the 2018 exhibiton "Beyond the Nile: Egypt and the Classical World". Most of publications can be consulted on Jorrit's academia.edu website.

Senior Grant Advisor

  • Grant Development


Langegracht 70
2312NV Leiden
Kamernummer A 1.32



  • Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen
  • Leiden Institute for Area Studies
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