The Fellowship Programme hosts international practitioners and researchers in the areas of architecture, design and digital culture. Proposals are invited through an international open call and selected by an international jury of curators, academics and leaders in the creative fields. Fellows are supported by mentorship, archival resources, working spaces and a stipend, and their research can evolve into public events, exhibitions, films or publications in collaboration with Het Nieuwe Instituut.
Call For Fellows 2022: Testing Grounds
Since its foundation in 2013, Het Nieuwe Instituut has carried out and supported research in architecture, design and digital culture. Exhibitions, lectures, archival investigations and publications have served as outputs of research, but more importantly as active platforms for its development. Het Nieuwe Instituut’s Fellowship Programme has a fundamental role in these platforms. Intended as a means of supporting and learning from a variety of research initiatives and methodologies, the fellowship is ultimately an opportunity to rehearse other modes of thinking and doing. For this year's theme, the Research department proposes Testing Grounds as the focus for the 2022 Open Call.
Het Nieuwe Instituut’s Call for Fellows 2021: Jury Report
Through its annual Call for Fellows, Het Nieuwe Instituut invited applicants to submit a research proposal for a Fellowship from October 2021 to March 2022. The jury awarded two Research Fellowships and one Research Stipend to three projects, each of which demonstrate timeliness and ambition, and fostering collective forms of research and networks of solidarity. The selected Research Fellows are MELT and The School of Mutants, and a Research Stipend goes to Robin Hartanto Honggare.
Het Nieuwe Instituut 2021 Call for Fellows
The 2021 iteration of the Open Call Het Nieuwe Instituut offers two research fellowship positions for six months, from October 2021 to March 2022. Following the calls of recent years on the body’s burn-out (2018), planetary exhaustion (2019), and ‘regeneration’ through new institutional practices (2020), the 2021 iteration of the Open Call for Fellows doesn’t propose a theme to which applicants have to respond. Instead, it offers a channel through which to amplify the applicant’s own issues of concern. With the 2021 Open Call, Het Nieuwe Instituut turns the gaze outwards, to accommodate something that we don’t yet know.
Regeneration: Open Call for New Institutions
For this iteration, the Open Call for Fellows focuses on the theme of Regeneration: New Institutional Practices. Following recent calls on the body’s burn-out (2018) and planetary exhaustion (2019), the 2020 programme invites collectives to take current conditions of burn-out and exhaustion as a point of departure to generate forms of collective organization and action.
Jury Report 2020
Through its 2020 Call for Fellows, Het Nieuwe Instituut invited collectives to work in residence from October 2020 to March 2021. The jury awarded Research Fellowships to two projects, O grupo inteiro with Drought, Nurturing, Orós, Caatinga, Sertão; and Resolve Collective with Following Infrastructions.
Jury Report 2019
Through its annual Call for Fellows, Het Nieuwe Instituut’s Research Department acknowledges and gives visibility to projects engaged in developing other modes of thinking, knowledge production, and research practice. For this iteration of the Call for Fellows, the Research Department has selected the theme of BURN-OUT. Exhaustion on a Planetary Scale. The jury recognised and awarded a Research Fellowship to three projects.
BURN-OUT. Exhaustion on a Planetary Scale
On March 18, Het Nieuwe Instituut launches its yearly Open Call for three research fellows to work in residence from September 2019 to February 2020. With the title: BURN-OUT. Exhaustion on a planetary scale, this year’s theme addresses exploitative, multi scalar structures, and aims to instigate other forms of coexistence, sensibility and care for larger, multispecies, collective bodies. Through its annual Call for Fellows, Het Nieuwe Instituut’s Research Department acknowledges and gives visibility to research projects offering departures from established modes of thinking and practice. Applications are open from March 18 to April 22, 2019.
Call for Fellows 2018
Het Nieuwe Instituut announces an open call for three research fellows to work in residence from September 2018 to February 2019, with the title: BURN-OUT
Call for Fellows Jury Report 2018
Through its annual Call for Fellows, Het Nieuwe Instituut invited practitioners and researchers to work in residence from September 2018 to February 2019. The applications were evaluated on the basis of their engagement with the fellowship theme, depth of investigation, idiosyncrasy, connection to Het Nieuwe Instituut's mission, and potential for exchange between fellows and across disciplinary boundaries.
Application Report Call for Fellows 2018
This report looks to the 2018 set of applications submitted in response to Het Nieuwe Instituut’s yearly Call for Fellows, to understand the interests and urgencies in contemporary research, and Het Nieuwe Instituut’s network and position within that context. The Research Department is committed to continuously evaluating and adapting the way fellows are selected and supported.
Call for Fellows 2017
Het Nieuwe Instituut announces an open call for three research fellows to work in residence from September 2017 to February 2018.
Jury Report 2017
Through an International Open Call for Research Fellows, Het Nieuwe Instituut invited practitioners and researchers in the fields of architecture, design, and digital culture to work in residence from September 2017 to February 2018. Applicants were asked to submit a research proposal with a unique perspective and specific methodology to address pressing contemporary questions in which architecture, design and digital culture play a part.
Update Fellows September 2016
At the end of September, halfway through their Fellowship, the four fellows Andrea Bagnato, Simone Niquille, Noam Toran and Füsun Türetken were invited to give a brief update on their research-in-progress.
Call for Fellows 2016
Het Nieuwe Instituut announces an open call for three research fellows to work in residence from June to December 2016.