The National Museum of Ethnology calls for proposals for the Dr. Steven Engelsman Grant. The Dr. Steven Engelsman Grant provides financial support to young scientific talent and wants to boost ethnographic research done on our collections. Students of the Master of Museum Studies at Leiden University and Research Associates affiliated to the National Museum of Ethnology, can apply for a Dr. Steven Engelsman Grant. There are six grants in total: two of € 500, two of € 1,000 and two of € 1,500. For more information see: RMV Steven Engelsman Grant The National Museum of Ethnology has a Research Associates Programme. The programme is created to facilitate and expand research opportunities for scholars, museum professionals and graduate students interested in undertaking research related to the Dutch national ethnographic collections and public programs and to disseminate the results of that research. Successful applications may be renewed annually. For more information see RMV Research Associates The Grant applications will be announced during the symposium 'Hajj: Global Interactions through Pilgrimage', November the 28th and 29th. The symposium will be concluded by an in-depth on-stage interview with two Dutch Hajjis and a lecture by Prof. Barry Flood (NYU) who is this year’s laureate for the Gerbrands lecture. Saturday 30 November Stichting Audio Visuele Antropologie Nederland (SAVAN) and Rijksmuseum Volkenkunde present a program with movies and lectures on the theme ‘Walking & running as a religion’. We’ll publish more information on these activities on our website.