Rita Bolland Scholarship for the Study of Textiles, Apparel and Fashion 2022

Written by Michael Nz. on February 13, 2022

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Scholarship details

  • Area of study

    Fashion Marketing & Management
  • Country of the Scholarship

  • Scholarship Valid Until (Year)

  • Type of scholarship

    Vocational scholarships
  • Scholarship amount given

    $3000 - $5000
  • Type of scholarship administrator

    Private sponsor
  • Mode of scholarship (Online/Offline)

  • Applier's country

  • Expenses covered

  • Scholarship Contact Details

The RCMC also offers the Rita Bolland Scholarship for scholars and students to foster interest in the study, preservation, and dissemination of information on world culture and ethnographic collections.

Actually, it’s studying fashion. It is open to junior and senior researchers. Read more in the article.

In order to stimulate new ways to explore the NMVW collections, the RCMC offers several  Research Grants for junior and senior researchers.

We have a lot of information, so please read it. The scholarship is actually quite interesting.

The RCMC scholarships have two main objectives.

  • The first goal is to support the research of junior and senior researchers who will further their own research goals as they produce new information about the NMVW collections, or discover the gaps and lesser-known stories of our archives and connect them with other archives and stories in an enlightening way. and Critical Forms (RCMC/FEL Junior Fellowship, Collections Research Fellows).
  • The second goal is to invite scholars, artists, and/or activists to think with us about how to develop innovative collections-based research that engages contemporary debates and pressing issues, and critically reflect on the histories, practices, ethics, and possible futures of museums. (RCMC Fellows, RCMC/FEL Distinguished Fellowship).

Entries are therefore now accepted at the Research Center for Material Culture (RCMC) and the Afrika Museum research institute for the Dutch Rita Bolland Scholarship for the Study of Textiles, Clothing, and Fashion.

The objective of this scholarship is to encourage the study of Textile, Clothing, and Fashion Study.

The Research Center for Material Culture

The Research Center for Material Culture (RCMC) is a flagship research institute within the Tropenmuseum (Amsterdam), the Volkenkunde Museum (Leiden), and the Afrika Museum (Berg en Dal) serving as a focal point for research on ethnographic collections in the Netherlands.

Level/field of study

The scholarship is available for research awarded in the fields of study of textiles, apparel, and fashion.

Host Nationality:

The scholarships can be taken in the Netherlands.

Eligible Nationality:

Dutch applicants are eligible for the scholarship.

Benefits of the Rita Bolland Dutch Fellowship for the study of textiles, clothing, and fashion

The scholarship will cover the following:

  • Access our world-renowned collections: Help strengthen our understanding of our existing collections or contribute to the development of new collections
  • A stimulating intellectual work environment. : Attempt to go beyond the opposing notions of dress versus fashion, West versus non-West, etc., still present in fashion studies.
  • A research network: In the spirit of Rita Bolland and her work, contribute to research on different textile traditions and techniques.
  • Access to the Library / Documentation Center. : Attempt to go beyond the opposing notions of dress versus fashion, West versus non-West, etc., still present in fashion studies.
  • Access to RCMC programming and the general program of the museum. : Contributes to the writing of new stories of textiles, clothing, and fashion, based on the museum’s global collections.
  • A workspace (for resident/associate/intern fellows)
  • Encourage artists/makers to create new works, or develop new techniques or materials by working closely with museum collections.
  • Support co-creation initiatives with various stakeholders, including indigenous communities.

Research Center for Material Culture  Eligibility: 

Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:

University Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: Applicants must have a previous year’s degree.

How to Apply for Rita Bolland Dutch Scholarship for the Study of Textiles, Dress, and Fashion: 

Applicants can apply by mail.

Applicants must submit a short proposal of no more than 1,000 words outlining their intended research.

Proposals must clearly identify your project’s relationship to the NMVW collection.

Include a description of how the research findings will contribute to the work of the museum and, more generally, to research on ethnographic museums, clothing, and fashion. Research proposals must be accompanied by a short CV of no more than two pages.

Application Deadline: The application deadline is November annually.

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Aside from this student grant, applications are ongoing for the Will Conard Undergraduate Scholarships.

Will Conard UK Undergraduate Scholarships, 2022

Regent’s University London is pleased to call for applications for the Will Conard Fashion Design and Fashion Marketing Scholarships for the September or January intake. This scholarship allows talented students to study in one of the fashion capitals of the world.

Thousands of students have benefited from Will’s legacy by coming to study in the heart of London. Will Conard established a study abroad program that became the Fashion and Design Study Abroad Program at Regents.

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His efforts to establish and develop strong relationships with universities and colleges in the United States were the key to the great success he brought to his work and he was fondly admired by students and faculty alike.

Regent’s University London is a private, not-for-profit university located in London, UK. Regent’s University is only the second institution in the UK to be granted private university status.

What You Need To Know About Will Conard Undergraduate Scholarships 

The Will Conard Scholarships for Fashion Design and Fashion Merchandising celebrate Will’s work and ensure that its benefits continue to be enjoyed by students for the foreseeable future.

Level/field of study

The scholarship is available to pursue an undergraduate program in Fashion Design and Fashion Marketing.

Applicable Programs

Host Nationality

The scholarships can be taken in the  UK.

Eligible Nationality:

International students of any nationality are welcome to apply and must be currently enrolled as an undergraduate student in fashion design, fashion marketing, or fashion merchandising curriculum that has a current member of the International Textile and Apparel Association in the faculty.

scholarship benefits

Free tuition and accommodation (university-arranged accommodation only) for an upcoming 12-week regular academic term or 6-week summer program (for approved and established partner schools only) at Regent’s University London campus.

Fashion Design Scholarships Eligibility

The following criteria must be met for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship:

Students of any nationality can apply and must currently be enrolled as an undergraduate student in fashion design, fashion marketing, or fashion merchandising curriculum having a current International Textile and Apparel Association member in the faculty.

University Admission Requirement

Entry Requirements: Applicants must have their previous degree.

English Language Requirements: For those applicants whose first language is not English, the University requires a recent pass in any of the following qualifications:

  • Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English grade C
  • GCSE/IGCSE English, Grade C (for non-EU IGCSE students, please provide along with the IGCSE certificate, the Supplementary Certification Statement with the breakdown of component grades)
  • IB English Diploma A grade 5 or above HL or SL. English B grade 5 in HL
  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System) with an overall score of 6.5 (for non-EU students: a minimum score of 5.5 in each component)
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of 90 (Internet-based test) (TOEFL results are not accepted after April 17, 2022, for non-EU/UK students)
  • Pearson exam score (Academic PTE) of 58 (for non-EU students: a minimum score of 51 in each component)

How to apply for fashion design scholarships.

Applicants must provide the following written statements:

  • A statement, not to exceed one double-spaced page, outlining your career goals in the field of fashion marketing or merchandising.
  • A brief summary, not to exceed one double-spaced typed page, indicating your leadership and community activities, including your level of involvement, honors, awards and recognition, and relevant work experience, if applicable
  • Two letters of recommendation, at least one of which is from an ITAA member. These letters of recommendation should address your academic and leadership skills, extracurricular and community involvement, interpersonal relationships, and potential for future contributions to the profession.
  • Copy of your transcripts.
  • An electronic file of your work. This could include but is not limited to reports, essays, presentations, and visual works.

Deadline for application

Applicants must apply to ITAA by July 1 annually.

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