The Amsterdam Cardiovascular Sciences provide funds to support collaboration between scientists from both institutes. The board of directors of ACS has decided to invest the budget of 2018-2019 on the following grants:
Open ACS calls 2019 - deadline 22 November 2018
1. Postdoc grant
Grants for a full-time 1 year postdoctoral project (€70.000 per grant starting 1-2-2019).
The grant provides excellent young PhD the opportunity to obtain post-doc experience in a prestigious research center abroad.
Who: All ACS scientist presently on a postdoc contract or finishing their PhD in 2018.
Judged on: Quality of CV, Quality of project, Future perspective of the candidate, Future opportunities for obtaining funding
(VENI/Dekker), Perspective to fit in ACS, Collaboration AMC/VUmc.
Required matching from involved departments: Bench fee for 1 year.
2. Out of the BOX grant
Grants of €25.000 euro.
The Out of the BOX grant should be used to strengthen a future grant application, in which researchers from the AMC and VUmc participate. Possible options for applications: proof of concept experiment, costs for unique (expensive) imaging or genetics studies, working visit abroad to gain expertise, or any other innovative idea which will improve your future grant application.
Who: Collaboration between a VUmc and a AMC Project Leader of ACS.
Judged on: Collaboration AMC/VUmc obligatory, Quality of improving perspective for obtaining external grants, Perspective to fit in ACS, Quality of project plan, Quality of project group, Translational nature of the project.
Use this application form when submitting a postdoc or OOTB proposal.
for more information.
Time schedule 2018-2019
October 18, 2018: start call
November 22, 2018, 10 am: deadline for submission of all projects
December 17, 2018, 9 am: deadline review reports (all postdoc projects are reviewed by at least 3 internal reviewers). December 17, 2018: selection of candidates for presentation. Reports are send to candidates in preparation of presentation.
January 8, 2019, from 3 pm: presentation of selected projects for committee & advice to ACS directorate. Decision before January 15 2019.
NB. Start of projects as soon as feasible.
NB. OOTB projects are judged by 3 external referents only and decided at the beginning of January 2019, to be spend in 2019.
Open ACS calls 2019 - continuous
Who can apply:
Staff Researchers active within ACS.
A budget of maximum €500 is available.
- Contribution of ACS should be acknowledged on the website, if applicable, and in the program of the conference.
- At least a part of the conference is open for all ACS scientists.
The contribution will be assigned by the directorate in an official letter at least 1 month before the start of the conference, and can be applied for by sending an email, with this application form and the program of the conference attached, to .
Proof of expenses should be submitted to .
Who can apply:
Principal Investigators active within ACS.
When a PI from ACS organises an conference () in the field of Cardiovascular research in Amsterdam, it is possible to obtain financial support from ACS.
A budget of maximum €1000 is available for each full day of the conference. This can be spent on:
- Communication/information: printing of abstract booklets and posters
- Conference location: use of lecture halls, including audiovisual assistance, in Amsterdam.
Additionally, for one invited/keynote speaker, on the condition that this speaker’s lecture is open for all ACS scientists, a budget of maximum €1500 can be spent on:
- Travel expenses: train, car or air (economy class)
- Hotel: maximum of 2 days in 3 or 4-star hotel (and can be ordered within the contract of AMC with the Fletcher Hotel)
Contribution of ACS should be acknowledged on the website, if applicable, and in the program of the conference.
The contribution will be assigned by the directorate in an official letter at least 1 month before the start of the conference, and can be applied for by sending an email, with this application form and the program of the conference attached, to
3. Contribution to Printing Costs for Thesis from ACS (open)
ACS will as from January 2018 contribute €250 towards the printing costs of the thesis for ACS PhD candidates, graduating in 2018 or 2019. Click here for conditions and more information.
Grants support and services AMC/VUmc
Research funding support is offered to AMC researchers and VU or VUmc researchers at their respective grant offices.
: depending on the employment institution of the applicant, the relevant office must be contacted, i.e. Grants Desk VU/VUmc (E: email@example.com for personal grants only) or AMC Research Office (E: firstname.lastname@example.org) to enter the support group trajectory.
: 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: email@example.com), or Grants Desk VU/VUmc (E: firstname.lastname@example.org).
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.