Open ACS grants - deadline 2 June 2019

The Amsterdam Cardiovascular Sciences institute provide funds to support collaboration between scientists from both Amsterdam UMC locations (AMC/VUmc). The board of directors of ACS has decided to invest the budget of 2019-2020 on the following grants: MD/PhD grant and the Out of the BOX grant. Deadline: 2 June 2019 (not 2 July, as wrongly stated in the ACS newsletter!).
Click here to download the ACS call for proposals and here for the ACS grant application form.

MD/PhD grant
Grants (€25.000 per grant) for 1 day a week protected research time, 2 year post-doctoral project. The MD/PhD grant is aimed at continuing research to become a good clinical investigator along with obtaining a medical specialization.

Out of the BOX grant
The Out of the BOX (OOTB) grant (€25.000 per grant) should be used to strengthen a future grant application, in which researchers from Amsterdam UMC location 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.

Timeline
April 8, 2019 Start call
June 2, 10:00 am Deadline for submission of all projects
June 23, 9:00 am Deadline review reports (all MD/PhD projects are reviewed by at least 3 internal reviewers)
July 1 Selection of projects for presentation
July 8, 13:00 hrs Presentation of MD/PhD projects for committee & advice to ACS directorate. Decision before July 15 2019.

OOTB projects are judged by 3 external referents only and decided at the beginning of July 2019.
NB: Start of projects as soon as feasible.


Dutch Heart Foundation Dekker Student Grant - deadline 1 July 2019

3 grants (3000 euro per grant) available for master students of VU-University. Application is open for medical students, Cardiovascular Research Master students and Biomedical Masters of VU university who want to do an internships outside the Netherlands (Europe, UK or USA, Australia, all possible).
Deadline for applications for next academic year: 1 July 2019

Be sure to apply before the start of your internship.

Contact: icar@vumc.nl for application forms and examples.


Open ACS calls 2019 - continuous

1. Support from ACS for national conferences 2018

When a PI from ACS organises a national conference (at least one full day) in the field of Cardiovascular Research in Amsterdam UMC, it is possible to obtain financial support from ACS.

Who can apply:
Staff Researchers active within ACS.

What:
A budget of maximum €500 is available.

Conditions:
- 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.

How:
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 info@amsterdamcvs.org.
Proof of expenses should be submitted to info@amsterdamcvs.org.


2. Support from ACS for international conferences 2018

Who can apply:
Principal Investigators active within ACS. 
When a PI from ACS organises an international conference (one full day or multiple days) in the field of Cardiovascular research in Amsterdam, it is possible to obtain financial support from ACS.

What:
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)

      Conditions:
      Contribution of ACS should be acknowledged on the website, if applicable, and in the program of the conference.

      How:
      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 info@amsterdamcvs.org

      Proof of expenses should be submitted to info@amsterdamcvs.org.


      3. Contribution to Printing Costs for Thesis from ACS

      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.

      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) 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: researchcouncil@amc.nl), or Grants Desk VU/VUmc (E: subsidiedesk@vumc.nl).

      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.