The AG&M international student fellowship

With the AG&M international student fellowship, the AG&M research institute allows (bio-) medical students to participate in an international research internship within the fields of the research programs defined by the institute (see Research):

1. Re-generation and cancer of the digestive system
2. Digestive immunity
3. Endocrinology, metabolism and nutrition
4. Inborn errors of metabolism

Eligibility requirements

The applicant

The applicant must be an excellent (bio-)medical student from the UvA or the VU in or just finished with his/her master program and should have a clear link with an AG&M principal investigator.

Students from other universities in the Netherlands are eligible to apply as long as they have a clear link with one of the research groups from the AMC or VUmc. This link should be stated in the accompanied motivation letter.

The applicant should not be enrolled in a PhD-project. The AG&M international student fellowship cannot be used for research that is part of a PhD-project.

Preference goes to students that use this AG&M fellowship for their second master internship and already performed a master internship on a subject within the fields of the AG&M research programs.

The research project

The proposed research project should fit well within the mission of the AG&M research institute.

The AG&M mission is: ‘to perform research that promotes healthy nutrition and metabolism, prevents or cures gastrointestinal, endocrine and inherited and acquired metabolic disease and improves the outcomes of our patients.’

The international institute

The applicant should state the reasons for choosing the particular international institute in the accompanying motivation letter.

The duration

The fellowship is for a research project with the duration of a minimum of 6 months and a maximum of 12 months.


The grant is €500,00 per month. From the total amount, 2/3 will be paid at the start of the project and 1/3 will be paid after the project is finished and a final report of the project has been submitted and approved.

When granted this fellowship, an agreement with the AG&M research institute on the process of payment, and rights and obligations will have to be signed.


The application should include:
1. Application form:
- Personal information
- Research proposal (not more than 1 A4)

2. Motivation letter of applicant (not more than 1 A4)

3. CV of applicant

4. Letter of recommendation of an AG&M principal investigator

Please send the application in one combined PDF-file to:
Incomplete applications and applications submitted after the deadline will not be accepted.

The application form:

Submission and selection procedure

Submission of proposals can be done throughout the year. The AG&M research board meets 4 times a year to review the applications . The exact dates will be announced online as soon as they are scheduled. All proposals submitted at least a week before the AG&M research board meeting will be reviewed.

The AG&M research board will judge the applications on how well the student, the motivation and the proposed research fits with the goals and aims of the AG&M research institute and the likelihood that the applicant will return and bring back valuable expertise to the AG&M research institute.

Submission deadlines 2020

R1 '20: November 28th, 2019, 12:00h

R2 '20: March 18th, 2020, 12:00h

R3 '20: June 3rd, 2020, 12:00h

R4 '20: August 26th, 2020, 12:00h

Time line 2020


For questions contact Eva Dirkx-Beuling: