Transnational Access Fellowship Programme

Direct, fast, and effective access to collections, guided by experts.

For Whom

Are you a scholar in need of access to a specific collection or rare document? Would you prefer a research visit which provides expertise and physical access tailored to your requirements, as well as opportunities for networking? Would you like to physically connect with experts in order to deepen your knowledge of your research domain? RESILIENCE TNA can provide all this and more!


The RESILIENCE Transnational Access (TNA) Fellowship Programme offers physical and virtual access to a number of European institutions and libraries. Its aim is to facilitate and foster easy access to sources, resources, expertise and services for researchers in Religious Studies. The TNA hosts grant access to their collections of manuscripts, rare books, documents and materials. Furthermore, RESILIENCE aims at matching all successful TNA applicants with relevant scholars who can provide tailored expertise.

What We Offer

  • Support for researchers requiring direct physical and virtual access to their specific research material.
  • Access to the expertise of local peers.
  • Increased visibility for publications resulting from the research visit.

Unless otherwise indicated on the webpages of the TNA hosts, there is no financial support nor any assistance in finding lodging from the side of RESILIENCE nor from the side of the TNA host.

How You Benefit

  • You have direct and effective access to research materials, as well as a place to work.
  • You have faster access to resources, which means more effective use of research time.
  • You can build up your academic and/or professional network within your area of expertise.
  • You can promote your research using RESILIENCE channels.

How it Works

If you would like to apply as a TNA user, we require an official application, including an abstract of your project and its relevance to RESILIENCE. See the Call for Applications page for more details.

For further questions, please contact the appointed TNA coordinator.


Subscribe to the RESILIENCE Newsletter or follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram for updates regarding the TNA programme, and more.

TNA Hosts

Current TNA hosts are listed below. Click on the links to go to the specific TNA Host webpage, which will tell you more about the institution and its offer:

You will read more specific information on the TNA host offer by clicking on the links above. In the future, other institutions may also become a TNA host.

Calls for Applications

The next call will open on March 15, 2024, and close on May 1, 2024. The second call in 2024 will open on October 15, 2024 and close on December 1, 2024.

The TNA Fellowships resulting from the calls are to take place in the academic year 2024-2025.


*In the present circumstances and until further notice, we cannot facilitate research visits at Bar-Ilan University via the TNA Programme.


What Others Have Said

"Through the dedication of its team and the supportive environment of the library, RESILIENCE demonstrates that unified efforts can surmount any research obstacle encountered."

-- Sanja Stevanović

"A useful and impressive in-field experience acquired during research work at the Protestant Theological Faculty, University of Münster (Germany), in the framework of the RESILIENCE Project."

-- Etleva Babameto

“Participating in the TNA Programme facilitated my access to precious archival resources, as well as the invaluable exchanges I had with the scholars at FSCIRE.”

-- Chidiebere Nnabugwu

"Colleagues from the Academy of Volos enthusiastically supported me by suggesting field locations and getting access to the field for interviews and short field trips. With their help, I immersed myself in the Greek language and culture, learned about local customs and traditions, religious, social and cultural phenomena."

-- Ksenia Medvedeva