This report looks to the 2017 application set for Fellows, to understand the interests and urgencies in contemporary research, and Het Nieuwe Instituut's network and position within that context.
On 13 March 2017, Het Nieuwe Instituut launched its second open call for research fellowships. By the deadline of 16 April 2017, 176 entries had been submitted. The 2017 call differed from the 2016 version in two ways. First, it was open to applicants of any nationality or residency. Second, whereas the 2016 call was open to proposals on any subject, the 2017 call prescribed a specific research orientation for each discipline. Het Nieuwe Instituut and the R&D department are committed to continuously evaluating and adapting the way fellows are selected and supported and the impact of the fellowship programme on the research landscape in the Netherlands.