The RIAS regularly hosts visiting scholars from the United States. Each year, the Roosevelt Visiting Professorship provides for two one-month research positions for US-based scholars working in the fields of American history and international relations.

Each awarded Professorship will cover travel and accommodation costs and a small stipend for one month to enable the participant to locate themselves in Middelburg. The participants will be expected to make use of the Institute’s archival holdings and library, engage with the Institute’s PhD candidates in research seminars, and take part in RIAS events during that period.

Invitations to selected candidates will be sent out by the RIAS director each academic year. Informal inquiries from those who may be interested in this position are welcomed, and can be sent to Professor Damian Pargas.

At the same time, the RIAS regularly opens up calls for short-term visiting fellowships, which are open to postdoctoral researchers and early career scholars who are in the process of finalizing their first book or writing a major research grant proposal. The short-term fellowship program consists of a small stipendiary scholarship covering the costs of travel to and from Middelburg and accommodation up to two months.