Grants & Funding

last update June 14, 2018

Applying to research funding programmes

in the NL and in the EU H2020 after 7 June 2018

In view of the establishment of Amsterdam UMC there are some issues researchers need to know.

The legal, administrative and financial process for researchers applying for H2020 EU funding programmes or any national funding programmes (ZonMw, NWO) or international programmes (e.g. NIH, NSF), will not change after 7 June 2018. Hence, AMC and VUmc applicants will use their respective Participant Identification Code (PIC) to apply for the EU H2020 funding programmes. Similar for NIH and NSF funding programmes the respective DUNS codes need to be used.

In partner descriptions, applicants may refer to “Amsterdam UMC that consists of the founding organisations AMC and VUmc”. Please note that the applying legal entities are still “Academisch Medisch Centrum bij de Universiteit van Amsterdam” and “Stichting VUmc”. Please note that you or researchers may NOT apply for a PIC number for AMSTERDAM UMC (as it is not a legal entity and cannot get funding).

2) Consultation of and support by AMC Research Office and Grants Desk VU/VUmc.

Please consult your respective grants desk at the VU/VUmc campus and at the AMC Research Office. Support to applicants remains unchanged in both locations. Both offices offer optimal support for subsidy applications and the provision of high-quality services to researchers. High quality of central expertise for grants advice and harmonisation of processes for Amsterdam UMC.

3) Contract? Grant Application? DO NOT use the Amsterdam UMC-logo!


AMC Research Office (AMC location):

Grants Desk VU/VUmc (VUmc location): or 

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: for personal grants only) or AMC Research Office (E: 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:, or Grants Desk VU/VUmc (E:

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.

NWO >>

ZonMw >>

EU Horizon 2020

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.