Grants & Funding

last update March 21, 2018

General information - Grant Desks/Offices 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.


Woman in Science Fund: Travelgrants for female VUmc postdocs>>


Call for Applications of the Dutch L’Oréal UNESCO For Women in Science fellowships 2019 (deadline May 11)


EU Horizon 2020

Horizon 2020 Health 2018-2020: Deadline April 18, 2018 Obligatory internal registration for EU Grants Support A brilliant research idea with an European network and in need of funding? Always too late for the deadline of a call? Contact us to check out the grants support services we offer. Better Health and care, economic growth and sustainable health systems: Single-stage calls. Calls open: 7 November 2017 / Calls close: 18 April 2018. For information about calls and programme contact AMC Research Office grants support or Grants Desk VU/VUmc.

EU Horizon 2020 - Excellent Science - Health programme calls 2018 (indicative deadlines in April 2018) The calls will officially open in October 2017. The calls for EU collaborative projects on Health are indicated to open autumn 2017 with full stage application deadlines in April 2018. We invite you to check our updated intranet pages for more information. The AMC supports H2020 applicants with the internal acquisition grant. This grant is aimed to stimulate and support coordinators submitting proposals for collaborative projects. The next calls for the AMC acquisition grants are scheduled in autumn 2017. For more information on the acquisition grant go to the intranet page. For information about calls and programme contact AMC Research Office grants support or Grants Desk VU/VUmc.

Horizon 2020 Health 2018-2020: Deadlines in April Topics for H2020 2018. Health calls for collaborative projects include:

---SC1-BHC-05-2018: International flagship collaboration with Canada for human data storage, integration and sharing to enable personalized medicine approaches

---SC1-BHC-03-2018: Exploiting research outcomes and application potential of the human microbiome for personalized prediction, prevention and treatment of disease

---SC1-HCO-10-2018: Coordinating European brain research and developing global initiatives

---SC1-BHC-15-2018: New anti-infective agents for prevention and/or treatment of neglected infectious diseases (NID)

---SC1-BHC-16-2018: Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases (GACD) - Scaling-up of evidence-based health interventions at population level for the prevention and management of hypertension and/or diabetes.

Do you plan to submit a proposal in H2020 programmes for the coming years 2018-2019? As a participant or as a coordinator? In order to plan support for applicants in H2020 proposals, contact AMC Research Office grants support or Grants Desk VU/VUmc.


KNAW

KNAW - Academy Van Walree Grants (deadline 1 February, 1 June and 1 October 2018) The Academy Medical Sciences Fund makes Academy Van Walree Grants available for medical students at the Dutch university who will be giving a presentation at a foreign conference. Promising medical students, who have not yet taken their finals in medicine, can apply for a grant of EUR 1,000 maximum to attend a foreign conference. At this conference they have to present the results of the research they conducted during their research internship. More information >>


ZonMw

Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development (ZonMw) - Mental health care fellowships – deadline 8 May 2018 These fellowships aim to support practice based and multidisciplinary fellows to conduct research into early recognition and treatment of mental health disorders. Grants are worth up to €300,00 each for a period between three to five years. More information >>

Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development (ZonMw) - Mental health care medium-long term grants – deadline 8 May 2018 These grants support medium to long term research projects into risk profiles and explanatory mechanisms in the area of mental health. Grants are worth up to €500,000 each for a period of up to five years. More information >>

ZonMw Off road grants – deadline 3 April 2018 These encourage young biomedical, health care and technical researchers to develop new and innovative ideas in medical and health care research. To apply for this grant, applicants must absolutely demonstrate that the project is ‘High Risk-High Gain’. A total budget of €1.7 million is available, with grants being worth up to €100,000 each for up to 18 months. More information >>

ZonMw TOP grants - deadline pre-application expected end March 2018. TOP grants fund innovative lines of research by a combination of research groups with an outstanding track record. It gives strong groups the opportunity to innovate in their research lines, in terms both of content and of collaboration. The funding is up to €675,000 per grant. The main applicant must be more than 15 years after PhD. External deadline for pre-applications (projectideeën) is expected end of March 2018. End of June 2018 the applicants will be advised whether to submit a full proposal. For this grant there is compulsory internal support for the full proposal. If you are considering to apply, please send an email to AMC Research Office grants support or Grants Desk VU/VUmc.

-Additional research call for longitudinal effect monitor Youth Care Plus – differences between institutions – deadline 24 April This supports research into the achievements of the Youth Care Plus programme with the aim of understanding how young people have benefited from it, with a focus on differences between institutions. Two grants worth up to €50,000 each are available for projects lasting nine months. More information >>

-Additional research call for longitudinal effect monitor Youth Care Plus – repeated use – deadline 24 April This supports research into the achievements of the Youth Care Plus programme with the aim of understanding how young people have benefited from it, with a focus on youth who have made use of the programme’s services multiple times. One grant worth €50,000 is available for nine months. More information >>

- Additional research call for the longitudinal effect monitor Youth Care Plus – youth care or judicial youth institution placements – deadline 24 April This supports research into the achievements of the Youth Care Plus programme with the aim of understanding how young people have benefited from it, with a focus on youth care or judicial youth institution placements. One grant worth €50,000 is available for nine months. More information >>

ERA HDHL: Nutrition & the Epigenome - deadline April 16 A more complete understanding of the relationships between nutrition and health is needed. However, even with modern genomics research and current dietary assessment methods, it is challenging to identify the key mechanisms by which diet influences health. Investigating the fine regulation of epigenetics, could provide the missing link. More information>>

Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development (ZonMw) - Prevention of sports injuries – deadline 26 April This supports the furthering of knowledge on the effectiveness of interventions aimed at reducing sports injuries. Grants are worth up to €200,000 each. More information >>

Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development (ZonMw) - Translational research The next call is expected to open in the spring and close in the summer of 2018. The following information is subject to change. This aims to accelerate the transition from preclinical to clinical research, so that knowledge from scientific research can lead to tangible improvements for patients more quickly. More information >>


NWO

Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) - Rubicon grants – deadline 29 March These offer researchers who have completed their doctorates in the past year the chance to gain experience at a research institution outside of the Netherlands. The total available budget is €2.28 million. More information >>

Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) - Crossover call – indicative opening date in May 2018 This call supports private-public partnerships that focus on societal challenges in which research themes consolidate multiple top sectors. A total budget of €40 million is available. The calls aims at large research consortia with a total programme size of 10-20 mln Euros, of which half is financed by NWO. The consortia should be broad (across the scientific domains of NWO) from fundamental to applied research. Crossover call will consolidate the link with Dutch Top Sectors (incl.: Life Sciences and Health). Do you have a brilliant idea and you work with other collaborators in the NL? Get ready now. More information >>

Cooperation Indonesia-The Netherlands Call 2018 - deadline compulsory Letter of Intent is 17 May - for the submission of full proposals is 14 June
NWO, in close cooperation with the Indonesian Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education (RISTEKDIKTI), launches a call for proposals 2018 of the Cooperation Indonesia-The Netherlands programme. Consortia of research institutes and other organisations (both public and private) in the Netherlands and in Indonesia can apply for funding of joint research projects that focus on i) food, ii) water, and iii) rule of law. More information>>


Princess Beatrix Muscular Fund - Improving quality of life grants – deadline 17 April These support research projects focused on improving the quality of life of people with neuromuscular diseases. Funding is worth between €50,000 and €250,000 per project. More information >>


Lundbeck Foundation - Thematic call – how do we best advance personalised medicine for brain diseases – deadline 19 April This supports projects that address the development of new and more precise diagnostics and treatments, focusing on ways in which research into personalised medicine may best benefit and be translated into prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the brain and nervous system. The total budget is worth up to DKK 150 million. Grants for thematic projects are worth up to DKK 50m each for up to five years. More information >>


Prix Galien Nederland - Galenus Researchprijs – deadline 13 April De Prix Galien Research Award is bestemd voor een jonge wetenschapper of groep wetenschappers die baanbrekend werk heeft verricht. In 2018 wordt tevens de Prix Galien MedTech Award geïntroduceerd. De Prix Galien MedTech Award beloont aantoonbaar waardevolle innovaties in de zorg voor patiënt, mantelzorger en/of zorgverlener. De prijzen bestaan uit een gouden medaille ontworpen door Albert de Jaeger (1908-1992), winnaar van de eerste Grand Prix de Rome. De Prix Galien Research Award bestaat tevens uit een geldbedrag van € 5.000. More information >>


Dutch Association of Female Physicians (VNVA) - Hilly de Roever-Bonnet fund – deadline 1 April This supports research projects in the field of women and healthcare aimed at the position of female doctors and patients. The total budget is €4,000 with grants worth up to €2,000 each. More information >>