Grants & Funding

last update November 15, 2017

[DUTCH] Onderzoek Persoongerichte zorg & diversiteit – deadline 22 november

Zorginstituut Nederland nodigt u graag uit om een offerte uit te brengen voor een onderzoek om inzicht te verkrijgen in een effectieve toepassing van persoonsgerichte zorg en de invloed van diversiteit hierop. De hoofdvraag van dit onderzoek luidt: hoe wordt persoonsgerichte zorg in de huidige (eerstelijns) zorgpraktijk toegepast en wat is er voor nodig om persoonsgerichte zorg met oog voor diversiteit verder te implementeren in de dagelijkse praktijk? Info Tine Sibbing

European Association for the Study of Obesity – deadline 7 January 2018

  • Travel grants These enable candidates to attend the European Association for the Study of Obesity congress on obesity research, for those who would otherwise not afford to do so. A total of 20 grants, worth €500 each, are available to cover registration, travel and accommodation costs.
  • New investigator awards These recognise rising stars in the field of obesity through their contributions to basic science, clinical research, public health and childhood obesity research. Four awards, that cover congress registration, accommodation and travel expenses, are available.
  • New investigators united best thesis award This recognises a new or younger scientist’s thesis work that has made a contribution to the obesity field. The award is worth €500.

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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 For information please send an email to

Start Pilot Industrial Doctorates to facilitate doing a PhD in industry (Deadline January 16, 2018 at 14:00 hrs.)

NWO recently launched a pilot call for proposals for Industrial Doctorates. Senior researchers can, in close collaboration with a private partner (industry or SME), apply for a joint PhD student. So if you know an industry partner you want to collaborate with, this might be the perfect opportunity! It is important to establish if there is a clear mutual interest before considering the collaboration.

As a dedicated business developer for APH, I can assist you in partnering with private partners. Please feel free to contact me: +31 (0)20 5661794

The complete call text can be found here.

Yale University - Visiting postdoctoral scholar fellowships – deadline 15 December

These support visiting postdoctoral researchers in undertaking postdoctoral or equivalent research using the library’s collections. Fellowships cover travel costs to and from New Haven, a living allowance worth USD 4,000 per month and provide access to the library. Fellowships are normally granted for one to three months and must be taken up between 1 September 2018 and 31 May 2019.

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NWO - Incentive fund for open access publications– deadline 31 December

This aims to facilitate awareness of open access and encourage the open access publication of NWO project results. Grants are worth up to €6,000 per project.

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Horizon 2020: Societal Challenges - Horizon prize for improved mobility for older people

This opportunity will be available soon. The next call is expected to open at the end of November 2017 and close in February 2018. The following information is subject to change. This supports projects that develop innovative and sustainable mobility solutions for improving the travel mobility of older people who are aged over 65. The prize is worth €2 million.

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American Academy of Neurology - Medical education research training fellowship (deadline 1 December 2017)

This supports medically oriented education research with the goal of developing efficient and effective psychosocial and behavioural interventions to improve teaching, learning, and health care practice to ultimately impact patient and family outcomes. The fellowship is worth USD 65,000 for one year.

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University Grants Committee - Hong Kong PhD fellowships (deadline 1 December 2017)

These support high achieving students to pursue their PhD studies in Hong Kong’s universities. The fellowship provides an annual stipend of HKD 240,000 and a conference and research-related travel allowance of HKD 10,000 for a period of up to three years. More than 230 fellowships are available.

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German Academic Exchange Service – deadline 1 December

• Research grants – cotutelle doctoral programmes

These provide foreign doctoral candidates, young academics and scientists with an opportunity to carry out research or continue their education in Germany. Grants include monthly stipends of €1,000 for up to 18 months, insurance cover, travel allowance, a one-off research allowance, travel and accommodation allowances for supervising academic advisers and costs for language courses. More information >>

• Study scholarships for graduates of all disciplines

These enable graduates to complete a postgraduate or master's degree programme at a state or state-recognised university in Germany, or to participate in the first or second year of study at a German university. Scholarships include €750 per month for 10 to 24 months, insurance cover, travel allowance, a one-off study allowance and language course. More information >>

• One-year grants for doctoral candidates, young academics and scientists

These enable foreign doctoral candidates and young academics and scientists to conduct research and continue their education in Germany. Grants include monthly payments of up to €1,000 over a period between seven and 10 months, as well as a travel and research allowance and insurance cover. More information >>

Fulbright Center Amsterdam - Fulbright bursaries for PhD students (deadline 1 December 2017)

These enable Dutch PhD students to undertake research or take specialised courses at an American university. Bursaries are worth up to USD 1,000 per month, with a maximum of USD 6,000 for a period of three to six months.

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Fulbright Center Amsterdam - Fulbright bursaries for junior and senior researchers (deadline 1 December 2017)

These support junior and senior researchers who plan to teach, or to combine research and teaching at an American university. Junior researchers may be supported up to USD 9,000 and senior researchers up to USD 13,000 for a period of three to six months.

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American Association of University Women - International fellowships programme (deadline 1 December 2017)

These support women pursuing full-time graduate or postdoctoral study in the US who are not US citizens or permanent residents. Master’s fellows are awarded USD 18,000. Doctoral fellows are awarded USD 20,000 and postdoctoral fellows are awarded USD 30,000.

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Grant call: NWO - Rubicon grants (Deadline 30 November 2017)

These grants offer researchers who have completed their doctorates in the past year the chance to gain experience at a research institution outside the Netherlands. The total available budget is €2.28 million.

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EU Horizon 2020 MSCA ITN 2018 (indicative deadline January 16th 2018)

For information about calls and programme contact dr. Isabelle Wartelle & dr. Stella Koppel

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 dr. Isabelle Wartelle & dr. Stella Koppel

ERC-2018-PoC proof of concept grants - Horizon 2020: Excellent Science (deadline 16 January 2018)

These aim to maximise the value of ERC-funded research by funding further work to verify the innovation potential of ideas arising from ERC funded projects. The total budget is €20 million to fund an estimated 130 projects. Grants are worth up to €150,000 each over up to 18 months.

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Thorbecke Fund (deadline December 15 2017)

The Thorbecke Fund was established to support research into the life, work, and intellectual legacy of Johan Rudolph Thorbecke (1798-1872), statesman and founding father of Dutch parliamentary democracy.

The Fund’s assets consist of a gift and a bequest from the estate of Willem Thorbecke (1920-2014), Johan Rudolf Thorbecke’s great-grandson. The Academy uses the Fund to finance the Statesman Thorbecke Programme. The Fund is also financing a scholarly biography of Johan Rudolf Thorbecke by Academy member Remieg Aerts.

What does the Thorbecke Fund cover?

The Fund will consider project proposals submitted by members of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), members and alumni of The Young Academy and professors at Dutch universities. Preference is given to the appointment of a postdoc as project coordinator, working under the applicant’s supervision. The project period should be between one and four years. The maximum grant per project is € 200,000.

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