1.       Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO)  - pre-announcement

NOW will support private-public partnerships that focus on societal challenges in which research themes consolidate multiple top sectors. A total budget of €40 million is available. NWO is using the crossover call to fund research in PPPs that focus on societal challenges, in which the research themes consolidate multiple top sectors. Broad-based multidisciplinary consortia, consisting of public and private partners, can submit research proposals as a coherent programme. The partners fund half of the programme. NWO is thus encouraging input from all scientific disciplines and the consolidation of application-oriented research. 

2.       The Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) – Deadline stage 1: 28 February

IMI funds large public private partnerships. This initiative comes from the European Commission together with the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA). Currently calls are open for stage 1 – deadline 28 February. The complete list of topics is available here. The available budget for the call amounts to 223,050,000€ . There are currently a number of calls open with a two-stage submission process.

In a first stage, a consortium of European institutions ( composed of: academic universities, umcs, research institutes, SMEs….) comes together to submit a pre-proposal. When the proposal goes to stage 2 then the consortium is linked to the EFPIA and must work with the private pharma industry to finalise the full proposal.

What are the calls currently open?:



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