Criteria (English version)

On June 1st, 2021, The Corts Foundation (TCF) formally terminated its activities and transferred its financial assets to the Members’ Association KITLV. With this capital a fund has been realized to support research, making sources accessible and publications: The Philippus Corts Fund (PCF), which considers its task to be:

To preserve original source materials and make these materials accessible  (in local languages and Dutch) in Indonesia and The Netherlands, pertaining to the shared history of these two areas in the period 1602 – 1949, with special attention to the periods of the VOC and the Second World War in Asia.

Applying to PCF is open to students and researchers working in the Netherlands, or to a joint Dutch Indonesian team, conducting scientific research in collections in The Netherlands or Indonesia in line with the PCF goals. Each year approximately € 15,000 will be available. The maximum amount that can be applied for is € 7,500.

Applications need to contain the following elements:
• In case of research support: a description of the research, including planning and budget in which is indicated for which part and for which specific goal a possible subsidy will be used (max. 2000 words).
• In case of publication and or translation support: argumentation of the importance of the publication/translation, a budget and (if possible) the inclusion of the manuscript or text to be published/translated.
• A short c.v. of the applicant(s)
• A letter of support from a scientist supervising or advising the project.

Applicants are:
• Students (MA or PhD phase), or graduated (MA or PhD) in a relevant discipline.

The deadline for applications is 22 December 2023. Grants will be announced before 31 January 2024. Applications can be sent to dr. Sikko Visscher, secretary PCF, indicating Philippus Corts Fund via: [email protected].

Advice and guidelines for applicants Philippus Corts Fund
PCF is open to several types of applications and welcoming towards applicants at different stages of their careers: from MA and PhD to university researchers and qualified private citizens. Below you find advice and guidelines in a number of categories to be expected, intended to improve the quality of applications. As the information below is not all-encompassing, potential applicants are welcome to contact the secretary of the PCF Selection Committee.

All applications (research, translation, disclosure and publication) need to address the following questions:
• What are the goals of the project (SMART defined)?, what makes it special and what is its added value?
• What is the scientific and/or social importance of the project
• Which target groups will benefit from the intended results?
• In which language will end-products be produced and why?
• Will end-products be shared broadly? If yes, in which form, and using which channels, will this dissemination take place?
• Which other financial sources or funds have been secured or applied for in order to realize the project?

Applications for commercial publications/translations also need to address the following questions:
• Will there be an independent peer-review in the process? If not, who will be involved as readers/advisors to guarantee quality?
• Which publisher is involved in the publications/translation?
• Has a (concept) contract, including a standard calculation, been signed with the publisher? If yes, please include.