The Advanced Theological Studies Fellowship (ATSF) is a research exchange programme of Theological University Kampen, 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 Kampen.

To get a better idea of what an ATSF programme looks like and who have previously taken part in the ATSF, you can download a more detailed description of the programme (opens a PDF in new tab) and a list showing all of the former ATSF participants (opens a PDF in new tab).

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ATSF 2020 and 2021 have been canceled.

Hopefully we will be able to realize the programme this year! Applications are welcome till 29 January, 2022. You can apply by filling out and sending the application form (downloads a .docx file) to drs. Jos Colijn (

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