Grants & Funding

last update June 14, 2018

Applying to research funding programmes

in the NL and in the EU H2020 after 7 June 2018

In view of the establishment of Amsterdam UMC there are some issues researchers need to know.

1) Legal, administrative and financial processes.

The legal, administrative and financial process for researchers applying for H2020 EU funding programmes or any national funding programmes (ZonMw, NWO) or international programmes (e.g. NIH, NSF), will not change after 7 June 2018. Hence, AMC and VUmc applicants will use their respective Participant Identification Code (PIC) to apply for the EU H2020 funding programmes. Similar for NIH and NSF funding programmes the respective DUNS codes need to be used.

In partner descriptions, applicants may refer to “Amsterdam UMC that consists of the founding organisations AMC and VUmc”. Please note that the applying legal entities are still “Academisch Medisch Centrum bij de Universiteit van Amsterdam” and “Stichting VUmc”. Please note that you or researchers may NOT apply for a PIC number for AMSTERDAM UMC (as it is not a legal entity and cannot get funding).

2) Consultation of and support by AMC Research Office and Grants Desk VU/VUmc.

Please consult your respective grants desk at the VU/VUmc campus and at the AMC Research Office. Support to applicants remains unchanged in both locations. Both offices offer optimal support for subsidy applications and the provision of high-quality services to researchers. High quality of central expertise for grants advice and harmonisation of processes for Amsterdam UMC.

3) Contract? Grant Application? DO NOT use the Amsterdam UMC-logo!


AMC Research Office (AMC location):

Grants Desk VU/VUmc (VUmc location): or 

General information - Grant Desks/Offices AMC & VUmc

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: for personal grants only) or AMC Research Office (E: to enter the support group trajectory.

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 such as the EU grants support trajectory, i.e. AMC Research Office grants support (E:, or Grants Desk VU/VUmc (E:

Do not hesitate to contact us if you have specific questions. The AMC Research office together with the VU/VUmc grants desk can arrange presentations for the institutes to discuss research funding opportunities and support.

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Distinguished Women Scientists Fund DWSF 2018>>

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Descartes-Huygensprijs: (deadline July 1st)

An excellent researcher working in France who has contributed to Franco-Dutch scientific and scholarly cooperation and intends to intensify and expand this cooperation. Read more>>

Ammodo Science Award: (deadline September 15)

Eligible candidates for the Ammodo Science Award are internationally acclaimed mid-career researchers working at a Dutch university or research institute who received their PhDs no more than fifteen years previously. Read more>>

Sportinnovator Award 2018: ‘Mind Your Fitness’ (deadline October 4)

Win 50.000 euro for an innovative sport idea in the field of: The relation between mental aspects and sport performances to support elite althetes and stimulate people to excercise sufficiently. Read more>>

Nationale Wetenschapsagenda – Pre-proposals deadline 11 September

The deadline for the completed applications is on 18 December 2018. The call for proposals for a second financing round is expected at the start of 2019. Together with the VU/VUmc grants desk the AMC Research Office is working on annotated templates. More information about consortium and eligibility criteria are available here.

EU Horizon 2020

Do you plan to submit a proposal in H2020 programmes for the coming years 2018-2019? As a participant or as a coordinator? In order to plan support for applicants in H2020 proposals, contact AMC Research Office grants support or Grants Desk VU/VUmc.

Horizon 2020 Health 2018-2020: Digital transformation in Health and Care: Single–stage call Calls More information >>


KNAW - Academy Van Walree Grants (deadline 1 February, 1 June and 1 October 2018) The Academy Medical Sciences Fund makes Academy Van Walree Grants available for medical students at the Dutch university who will be giving a presentation at a foreign conference. Promising medical students, who have not yet taken their finals in medicine, can apply for a grant of EUR 1,000 maximum to attend a foreign conference. At this conference they have to present the results of the research they conducted during their research internship. More information >>


Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development (ZonMw) - Translational research The next call is expected to open in the spring and close in the summer of 2018. The following information is subject to change. This aims to accelerate the transition from preclinical to clinical research, so that knowledge from scientific research can lead to tangible improvements for patients more quickly. More information >>

Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development (ZonMw) - Personalised Medicine Development of an instruction manual genomic data management– deadline 10 July This supports a consortium in developing an instruction manual for findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable next generation sequencing data in research and clinical care, The grant is worth up to €300,000 for up to two years. More information >>

ZonMw Ethiek en Gezondheid 3 (deadline 4 september 2018) More information >>


NWO call - Dutch National Research Agenda - Research along Routes by Consortia (NWA-ORC) (deadline 11 September 2018 14:00) More information >>

NWO - Talent Scheme Information Meeting (Veni, Vidi, Vici) – 28 June On Thursday June 28 NWO is organising an information meeting [in English] for researchers that want to apply for a Veni, Vidi or Vici grant. Practical information will be given and laureates, selection committee members and NWO coordinators will share their experiences. In view of the considerable interest for the information meetings, registration is compulsory. There is no charge for participating. For more information and registration, please visit the NWO website.