NIAS Fellows Association
The NIAS Fellows Association, NFA, is the alumni organisation of NIAS. Its principle aim is to promote "the optimum functioning of NIAS for the benefit of past, present, and future Fellows at NIAS". It also aims to promote "the bonds between all those who have been associated with NIAS".
The Association was founded in 1977. It yearly organises the NFA Day to which all members are invited. The highlight of the NFA Day is the Uhlenbeck Lecture named after the founder of NIAS, Professor E.M. Uhlenbeck (1913-2003). It is delivered by one of the former NIAS Fellows.
The NIAS Fellows Association also contributes to the opening day of every research year.
The NFA played an important role in the mid-1980s in defending the interest of the Institute at the time when large budget cuts in Dutch academia threatened NIAS's existence. On various occasions the NFA has donated commemorative art works, such as Trophy by Peter Kattenberg.
Membership is open only to (former) NIAS Fellows and Staff.
NFA Day 2012
NFA Day 2012 took place on Wednesday 30 May 2012. The highlight of the day, was the Uhlenbeck Lecture by Nancy Stieber, Associate Professor in the Art Department of the University of Massachusetts at Boston, and NIAS Fellow 2007/08, entitled "Metaphor and Metropolis".
The NFA currently has 1200 members. The life-time membership fee is € 100 for Fellows from universities in the Netherlands, and € 75 for Fellows from outside the Netherlands. To join the NFA, please contact Rita Buis.
The NFA Board consists of: