ROSANNA Fund for Women


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Solidarity between Generations

The ROSANNA Fund for Women has been founded by Rosi Braidotti and Anneke Smelik with the goal of stimulating the academic education of talented women at Utrecht University. It is aimed at women researchers at crucial points in their careers. ROSANNA provides them with financial assistance to reach the next professional step: a scholarship for a PhD or a post-doc, help with publications or study visits abroad, support to get a tenured position or a professorship, etc.

Rosi Braidotti, philosopher, is Distinguished University Professor and founding director of the Centre for the Humanities at Utrecht University. She is highly committed to the advancement of women and to socially sustainable systems.

Anneke Smelik, cultural and media theorist, is professor of Visual Culture on the Katrien van Munster chair at the Radboud University Nijmegen. With a background in women's studies, she has a lifelong commitment to women's rights.


The next deadline for receiving application is 1 December 2019.

The ROSANNA Fund for Women supports talented and disadvantaged women students and researchers who intend to build their careers at Utrecht University. The Fund offers women students and researchers financial support to help them achieve academic success. The ROSANNA Fund wishes to make higher education more accessible to women, so that no one has to be excluded because of limited financial means.

Interested in applying for a scholarship?

The ROSANNA Fund for Women offers short-term scholarships between € 2.500 and € 5.000. The awarded amount depends on the candidate’s financial situation, plans, and needs. A ROSANNA scholarship can differ from candidate to candidate, depending on the specific needs of the candidate in question.

For more information, look below at ‘Application and criteria’

We come from a generation of intellectuals and activists inspired by the women's movement: we were carried by history. Now it is our turn to help the next generation of promising women scholars.
Rosi Braidotti and Anneke Smelik