PPS-programma Immunologie: Afweer uit balans

De Samenwerkende GezondheidsFondsen (SGF) en Topsector LSH (Health~Holland) stellen samen €2,75 miljoen beschikbaar voor een publiek-privaat onderzoeksinitiatief op het gebied van immunologie. Dit initiatief moet leiden tot een duurzame samenwerking tussen bedrijven, onderzoeks-/ kennisinstellingen en gezondheidsfondsen. De oproep voor PPS-aanvragen binnen dit programma wordt uitgezet via de Nederlandse Vereniging voor Immunologie (NVVI).

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Grants support and services: research funding support is offered to AMC researchers and VU or VUmc researchers at  their respective grant offices.

Personal grants: depending on the employment institution of the applicant, the relevant office must be contacted, i.e. Grants Desk VU/VUmc (E: supportprogrammes@vu.nl for personal grants only) or AMC Research Office (E: researchcouncil@amc.nl).

Collaborative projects: depending on the legal entity registered in the application (AMC, VUmc or VU), applicants are advised to inform their respective research support offices to enter the support trajectory, i.e. Grants Desk VU/VUmc (E: subsidiedesk@vumc.nl) or AMC Research Office grants support (E: researchcouncil@amc.nl).

Specific for VU/VUmc: Brenda Olivier, from the VU/VUmc Grant Desk has been assigned as the primary contact person for the VU/VUmc side of the Amsterdam Infection and Immunity Institute. The VU/VUmc Grant Desk offers support for both personal grant applications (NWO –Rubicon (if time permits), Veni, Vidi, Vici; ERC - starter, consolidator, advanced; Marie Curie Individual Fellowships) and consortium grant applications (NWO – gravitation, investments; EC H2020). If you are interested in applying, please take up contact with Brenda Olivier (b.olivier@vumc.nl) or alternatively email supportprogrammes@vu.nl  for personal grants and subsidiedesk@vumc.nl for consortium grants.
Overview services grand desk VUmc
- https://www.vu.nl/nl/onderzoek/ondersteuning/subsidiedesk/index.aspx

- https://www.vu.nl/en/research/support/grants-desk/index.aspx

- http://www.amsterdamresearch.org/web/amsterdam-infection-and-immunity/grants/funding-information.htm

for VU/VUmc researchers click here for the CCA funding calendar


NWO recently launched a pilot call for proposals for

Industrial Doctorates

  • Senior researchers can, in close collaboration with a private partner (industry or SME), apply for a joint PhD student. The complete call text can be found here. Some relevant aspects:
  • The main applicant is a senior researcher, but the proposal needs to be drafted in close collaboration with a Dutch private partner as well as the prospective PhD student;
  • The prospective PhD student is either a master student or a current employee of the private partner;
  • Total budget is M€ 3.4, max NWO-budget per project is € 222.563 (4 yr PhD student salary + benchfee);
  • Mandatory matching university/UMC: indirect costs (infrastructure, facilities, supervision) in total equivalent to the total requested budget;
  • Mandatory matching private partner, if not an SME: at least 50% of total direct costs (matching equal to the requested NWO-budget), at least 20% of the matching needs to be matching in cash;
  • Mandatory matching if private partner is an SME: at least 30% of total direct costs, no requirements for % in cash;
  • The PI, promotor or university/UMC can’t collaborate with a private partner of which they hold >25% of the shares;
  • Max 1 application per PI, max 1 application per promotor, max 2 applications per private partner (1 master student and 1 current employee);
  • Applications are welcome in any domain / discipline;
  • Interviews are a part of the evaluation procedure, these interviews will be held with the prospective PhD student;
  • Deadline for proposals: January 16, 2018 at 14:00 hrs.

We have an annotated template available for this call. For VU/VUmc researchers: please send an e-mail to subsidiedesk@vumc.nl if you would like to receive this template. AMC research office will be supporting AMC researchers.