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Palitz Fellowship for the Study of Dutch Art and Culture
Summer Study in The Hague, Netherlands

                                                Detail, the Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis, The Hague, Netherlands 

 

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

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 culture, art, or history 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
6-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. 


Program Requirements

• 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 culture, art, or history 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 must 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 Requirements

 

Applications for the next cycle will be due in early 2015.

By [date in 2015 to be determined] submit (by email) a packet containing the following application materials:

• MIT transcript

• One page resume

• Proposal (1000 word maximum) that explains the area of research the student wishes 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 the student may have had.  

• Two letters of recommendation, at least one of which must come from an MIT faculty member, speaking to the student’s 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

 

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