First Call for Applications RESILIENCE TNA Scholarships

Scholars and researchers from across Europe are invited to apply for a research scholarship, to visit the special collections, archives, and libraries of our TNA hosts. The TNA (Transnational Access) scholarships are an answer to the need of scholars to have direct, fast, and effective access to research objects, which are located in different countries.



The goal of RESILIENCE TNA is to facilitate direct, fast, and effective access for scholars to the objects of their research. TNA hosts grant access to their collections of manuscripts, rare books, documents and materials. RESILIENCE also provides a unique match-making service, matching TNA scholars with relevant experts who can provide tailored expertise.

Benefits and Expenses

TNA users can visit institutions in a country other than the one in which they reside. TNA users will have free access to the collections, as well as tailored support from the institution, and assistance from local experience scholars relevant to the user’s research. A TNA visit thus means faster access to resources, and therefore more effective use of research time.

Users spent typically two weeks at the host institution, meeting experts and scholars, the curator of the special collections, conservator and restorers, etc.

Travel and accommodation expenses – unless otherwise specified on the host’s page – are the responsibility of the TNA user.


Current TNA hosts are:

You will read more specific information on the TNA host offer by following the links above.

In the future, other institutions may also become a TNA host.


Users should aim to publish the results with a realistic timing and preferably in open access ISI or SCOPUS refereed journals that have substantial academic impact. Support of the EU as well the use of RESILIENCE services must be clearly acknowledged in the academic publication.

Who Can Apply?

Scholars from Europe and from countries associated to H2020 can apply for a scholarship:

  • early- and mid-career level scholars who require direct access to specific documents and materials in our hosting institutions in order to complete their analysis.
  • Researchers who would like to take advantage of both access to collections as well as local expertise.
  • Curators of special collections and archives who require firsthand knowledge in managing other collections.


The first call for applications for a TNA stay during the academic year 2022-2023 closed July 1, 2022. The following call will be open May 15, 2023 to July 1, 2023.


Application can be done online via an application form.


Please contact our TNA Coordinator, Lieneke Timpers, for any further questions you may have.

You can also contact the local coordinator of each TNA Host: