In 2017, in cooperation with the Province of Zeeland and Leiden University, the RIAS offered three four-year scholarships to students seeking to pursue a PhD in American history on subjects that fall under the umbrella of the “Rooseveltian Century.”

The Institute’s doctoral students have registered with a national graduate school in political and/or cultural history, and have been to follow specialized research training. They have enjoyed direct access to the RIAS collections, as well as a unique range of doctoral seminars tailored to advanced students of American history, taught by invited scholars from Leiden, University College Roosevelt, and other partner institutions, as well as our visiting professors from the United States.