The Advanced Theological Studies Fellowship (ATSF) is a research exchange programme of Kampen Theological University, the Netherlands. In this fellowship, the university brings together a group of promising young international theologians (all of whom are preparing for their Ph.D. degree) for the period of a month to spend time together in exploring theological themes and exchange insights.
At the beginning of the month, all participants present their research in a poster presentation
session. Professors and other research staff of the university will give feedback on the presented posters and make suggestions for progress. Each researcher can then use the research facilities of the university including its excellent library to work on their project. To conclude the month, all participants prepare
a second presentation in which they share the progress they made during their month in
To get an idea of what an ATSF month looks like and who have previously taken part in the ATSF, the previous ATSF programme of 2018 and a list showing all of the former ATSF participants are available as pdf down below. One of our participants from 2018 wrote a blog post about his experiences in Kampen. You can read it here.
The call for papers for 2020 is also available as a pdf document below. The ATSF 2020 will take place from 3 June until 2 July. Send in your application before January 24th. Contact the International Office if you need additional information or experience any trouble downloading or processing files.