Summer School

All out-of-town participants will receive shared-room accommodations for four nights, daily breakfast and lunch during the event, and two group dinners.

In addition, the organizers will offer a limited number of partial scholarships to highly qualified candidates. A scholarship consists of a travel grant, which covers partial travel expenses. Please note that the number of applications for financial support is likely to exceed the number of available scholarships and selected participants are encouraged to apply for and secure external support as early as possible.

Recipients will be selected with consideration to financial need and demonstrated motivation for participating in the Summer School.

How to apply for a scholarship

Before submitting the scholarship application, please complete the online application form. Without a completed application form on file, we cannot process your scholarship application.

Prospective candidates for a scholarship are required to submit the following required documents by 20 March 2017 to Ms Martina van den Haak (seminar coordinator IIAS) via email at:

The scholarship application should include the following documents:

  • Statement of Purpose (approximately one page, may be single-spaced)
    Please explain why the Summer School 2017 in Leiden would be important to your academic studies or career and why you feel you deserve a scholarship. Please also outline the reasons why you need a scholarship to cover the travel expenses.
  • A recommendation letter from a teacher or professor
    The recommendation letter should sent by email and should be from someone familiar with your recent research, and preferably someone familiar with your research as related to the Summer School themes. The letter must include the referee’s contact information.