Visiting Research Fellows Program
for Academic Year 2004-2005
Raalte Institute at Hope College invites applications from
qualified scholars for a fellowship offered through the Visiting
Research Fellows Program.
for Selection: Proposals for support must demonstrate
that the proposed research fits the Mission
Statement of the Institute, that the scholar is qualified
to conduct such research, and that the resources of the Institute
and that of the Joint Archives of Holland are essential to
the conduct of that research. A current curriculum vitae should
be submitted with the application.
expectations that we have for the Visiting Research Fellows
during and after their tenure are: 1) that the Fellow work
on the project outlined in the proposal which was the basis
for his/her selection; 2) that the Fellow present a report
on her/his work at a colloquium for faculty and interested
students; 3) that she/he submit a brief written report at the
end of the fellowship, describing work accomplished during
her/his tenure at the Institute; 4) that he/she acknowledge
the support of the Van Raalte Institute in any publication(s)
resulting from the fellowship; and 5) that he/she provide the
Institute with a copy of any publication(s) resulting from
their tenure at the Institute.
Deadline: Proposals are due no later than 15 January
2004. Further information can be obtained from:
Jacob E. Nyenhuis, Director, Van Raalte Institute
Hope College P.O. Box 9000 Holland, MI 49422-9000
Tel.: (616) 395-7678 Fax: (616) 395-7120
Research Fellows Program Established
In January 2003,
at a retreat of Institute staff, we agreed to establish a new program
designed to bring visiting scholars to the Institute on a regular basis.
We began by establishing the structure of the program, setting the
criteria, stipends, and expectations. Because we wished to implement
the program for the following academic year, we decided to choose from
among the applications that had come in unsolicited from scholars at
home and abroad.
In the academic
year 2003-2004, Dr. J. L. “Hans” Krabbendam and Dr. Lynn
Winkels Japinga are our first two Visiting Research Fellows. Dr. Krabbendam
comes to us from the Roosevelt Study Center in Middelburg, Zeeland,
the Netherlands. He was approved for a six-week residency in September
and October 2003. Dr. Japinga is a professor of religion at Hope College,
so she is able to be in residency throughout the Fall Semester, 20
August 2003 to 20 December 2003. She was granted a fellowship which
enabled her to reduce her teaching responsibilities by one course for
the entire term.
Dr. Krabbendam is
working on a book on Dutch immigrants in the United States. His public
lecture, “Dutch-American Identity Politics: The Use of History
by Dutch Immigrants,” is being distributed with this annual report.
Dr. Japinga is conducting research in the field of modern church history.