Now Open: Call for NLTG Theme Groups 2022/2023

11 Jan 2021

Now Open: Call for NLTG Theme Groups 2022/2023

Now Open: Call for NLTG Theme Groups 2022/2023

What is a NIAS-Lorentz Theme Group?

A NIAS-Lorentz Theme Group (NLTG) is an international group of three  researchers including the coordinator. All NLTG members hold fellowships at NIAS, providing them the opportunity to work as a team and engage in the kind of intensive interdisciplinary collaboration that is often difficult to realize in a regular academic setting. They specifically work as a group on cutting-edge research that bridges the divide between the humanities and/or social sciences and the natural and/or technological sciences. This can lead to concrete outcomes such as an edited volume, a scientific paper or a project proposal for external funding (e.g. ERC). Being part of an NLTG is particularly intended to benefit early/mid-career researchers who wish to explore and open a new interdisciplinary field of research through close interaction with theme group members from other scientific disciplines. An NLTG is inbedded within the Dutch academic community.

How to apply

A NIAS-Lorentz Theme Group is initiated by the coordinator. The coordinator has at least 5 years of postdoctoral research experience and is affiliated with a university or research institution. Researchers from abroad may also coordinate the NLTG provided they apply together with a researcher who is based in the Netherlands (co-coordinator). The coordinator is the formal NLTG applicant and he/she puts forward the other NLTG members.


For information and advice on NLTG Fellowship applications, please contact Dindy van Maanen. For information and advice on the NIAS-Lorentz Workshop outline, please contact
Henriette Jensenius.

Submission deadlines for NIAS-Lorentz Theme Group applications are:

15 Feb – NLTG Pre-Proposal
15 April – NLTG Main Proposal
30 September – Detailed Workshop Proposal


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