ACS grants

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:


ACS equipment call 2019 (open)

In 2019 budget is available for Equipment costs over 12,000 euro including VAT. All departments of VUmc participating in ACS are entitled to ask for a part of this budget. We prefer applications in which AMC scientists participate. The budget can be spent on new techniques, not on standard equipment like freezers.

Submission deadline for the ACS Equipment call is Wednesday October 17, 2018. Send the application to icar@vumc.nl.
Details of the equipment call can be found here.

NB for each application matching will be asked from the departments that participate in the application (min. 10%). Applications in which 3 or more departments collaborate will receive priority.

The leaders of the Research Programs will be asked to advise on the necessity of the purchase.

NB. The budget is VUmc Budget and equipment needs to be bought in VUmc.


Support from ACS for national conferences 2018 (open)

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.


Support from ACS for international conferences 2018 (open)

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.


      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.


      ACS-PhD projects call 2018 (closed)

      Three PhD positions are available that will start 1-1-2019. The PhD student will be employed for 4 years by the ACS/VUmc directly. Pre-proposals should be submitted before 10 am on the 14th of June 2018, by a AMC-VUmc team. Download here the pre-proposal form, please stick to the format! All pre-proposals will be assessed by 3 reviewers from AMC/VUmc. Based on the review reports, 10 teams will be invited to submit (deadline August 23) and present (September 6) the full proposal. The proposals will be presented for an external committee and members of the ACS science board. The final decision will be communicated in October 2018. Please note that the main applicants should all be staff members, and can be part of only 1 team. Click here fore more information.


      Post-doc grant (closed)

      Grants for a full-time 1 year post-doctoral project (€70.000 per grant). The grant provides excellent young PhD the opportunity to obtain post-doc experience in a prestigious research center abroad.
      Who: All ACS scientists presently on a postdoc contract. 


      MD/PhD grant (closed)

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

      Who: Medical Specialist in training who obtained their PhD before their specialist training, or in the first 2 years of their training and started their training after January 2014. At the start of the grant there should remain at least 2 years of specialist training to combine with research. 


      Out of the BOX grant (closed)

      The Out of the BOX grant (OOTB; €25.000 per 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 an AMC project leader of ACS 
      NB: A researcher may only submit one OOTB proposal.


      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.