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The Palitz Fellowship
Summer Study in The Hague, Netherlands

for MIT students who are freshmen, sophomores, or juniors
at the time of application



 
The Palitz Fellowship is an exciting new research and international education opportunity for MIT undergraduate students.

The 6-month term as a Palitz Fellow includes the Spring semester in preparation with a faculty supervisor, followed by summer study in The Hague, with access to the Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis.

Areas of study can include any aspect of history, art, or culture in the Dutch and Flemish Golden Age, for example: history of science, horticulture, or cartography; the art market; economic history; or the technologies of print making and book production.

 


 

Scope

Six-month term as an MIT Palitz Fellow: Spring semester in preparation with a faculty supervisor, followed by a program of summer research and study in The Hague, Netherlands, with access to the Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis. 


Who may apply?

• Students must be freshmen, sophomores, or juniors at the time of application.

• Students must be American citizens. 

• Preference will be given to students who have some background in the subject areas of the Fellowship; note that areas of study can include any aspect of history, art, or culture in the Dutch and Flemish Golden Age, for example: history of science, horticulture, or cartography; the art market; economic history; or the technologies of print making and book production.

• Students will work with the Director of the Fellowship in the spring term to learn more about the history and culture of the Netherlands, and to prepare for a cultural exchange.

• On completion of the Fellowship, the student will present two oral reports on the experience and the research findings — one to the Friends of the Mauritshuis in the Netherlands, and another in the fall to the American Friends of the Mauritshuis in New York.  

 
Research Areas


Areas of study can include any aspect of painting, history, or culture in the Dutch and Flemish Golden Age, for example: the art market; economic history; history of science, horticulture or cartography; or the technologies of print making and book production. The student is expected to relate the research in some way to the Mauritshuis collection.

Application process

 

Applications are due by noon, March 2, 2015


By noon, Monday, March 2, 2105, submit a packet containing the following application materials:

• MIT transcript

• One page resume

• Proposal (1000 word maximum) that explains the area of research you wish to pursue in The Hague, with an emphasis on some aspect of Dutch art, culture, or history in the Golden Age. This should include any previous relevant experience in this area that you may have had.  

• Two letters of recommendation, at least one of which must come from an MIT faculty member, speaking to your academic record



Application Process
 Submit packet by email 

• Make sure all application pieces are complete and included in your email. 

• Identify your packet in the email subject line as: Palitz Fellowship Application.

•  Email your completed packet to Margo Collett: mcollett@mit.edu



If you have questions, please contact:  

Margo Collett
Administrative Assistant | History 
617-253-4965
mcollett@mit.edu