Grants & Funding

last update 22 September 2017

AMC Young Talent Fund (deadline 14 November 2017)

The Young Talent Fund enables young excellent PhD candidates, who are registered at the AMC Graduate School, to broaden their horizon and do an internship or follow courses at one of the top international research institutes anywhere in the world.

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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


KNAW - Academy Van Walree grants (deadline 1 October 2017)

These support medical students who will be giving a presentation at a foreign conference. Grants are worth up to €1,000 each.

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Netherlands Society for Tropical Medicine and International Health - Scientific research grants (deadline 15 October 2017)

These support small scale research in the fields of global health and tropical medicine. Grants are worth up to €12,000 for projects with a maximum duration of one year.

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Travel grants for young researchers (deadline 15 October 2017)

Each year the “Genootschap” awards travel grants to young researchers. This group includes master or doctoral students, who have no other options to finance a scientific trip (e.g. via NWO grants). Applications can be submitted twice a year: in the spring and in the autumn. The travel grant is up to € 500; in each round three grants can be awarded.

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African Academy of Sciences - Lindau Nobel Laureate meeting travel grant (deadline 18 October 2017)

This enables young scientists in the field of physiology and medicine to travel to the next Lindau Nobel Laureate meeting in 2018.

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KNAW - Visiting professors programme (deadline 1 November 2017)

This enables researchers from abroad to work in the Netherlands. The programme has a maximum duration of one year and includes a grant for activities of €4,000 per month, a grant for accommodation with a maximum of €2,000 per month and a grant for travel costs for up to three visits per year.

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Horizon 2020: Excellent Science - ERC-2018-SyG synergy grants (deadline 14 November 2017)

These enable two to four investigators and their teams to bring together complementary skills, knowledge, and resources in new ways, in order to jointly address ambitious research problems. Grants are worth up to €14 million each over six years.

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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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Sleep science award - American Academy of Neurology (deadline 25 October 2017)

This recognises contributions by a neurologist to the field of sleep medicine or the contributions of a non-neurologist to the interface area of sleep-neurology. The award comprises USD 1,500 and complimentary registration for the annual meeting.

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Academy Sara van Dam Project Grants (October 2 2017)

The Academy Fund for Behavioural Research makes the Sara van Dam Project Grants available for research projects concerning the development of children growing up in the Netherlands or in Israel. Researchers who obtained their PhD no more than ten years previously are welcome to apply. Collaboration with a young researcher working at a research institute in Israel is preferable.

What does the Fund cover?

A researcher may apply for a grant of between € 20,000 and € 100,000 for a research project that will take a maximum of two years to complete.

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Academy Van der Gaag Grants (deadline October 2 2017)

The Academy Fund for Behavioural Research makes the Academy Van der Gaag Grants available to promising young researchers who are studying the biological, psychological and social determinants of human behaviour. Researchers at a Dutch institute can apply for a grant to cover a research project abroad or a working visit to a foreign institution.

What does the Fund cover?

The Fund covers research projects or working visits abroad that make an innovative contribution to research in the Netherlands on the biological, psychological and social determinants of human behaviour. The research project or working visit abroad must be for a minimum of one and a maximum of four consecutive months.

Subject to certain conditions, the fund will also cover travel expenses (round trip), accommodation abroad and a cost-of-living allowance.

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The international Heineken Prizes (deadline October 15 2017)

The international Heineken Prizes, worth $ 200,000 each, reward outstanding achievement in the fields of:

  • Biochemistry and Biophysics 
  • Cognitive Science 
  • Environmental Sciences 
  • History 
  • Medicine 

They are intended explicitly for scientists and scholars who are currently active in their field and whose research still holds considerable promise for future innovative discoveries. International juries will select the winners.

These prizes are offered by the Dr H.P. Heineken Foundation and the Alfred Heineken Fondsen Foundation. The selection of the prizes is entrusted by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings (deadline October 2 2017)

Each year the Lindau Foundation organises a six-day meeting that brings together dozens of Nobel laureates and hundreds of outstanding young scientists from more than fifty countries. The Academy nominates Dutch students and post-docs to attend the meetings. The Lindau Committee selects the participants.

The Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings are intended to help build international networks and inspire younger generations of scientists to excel in their fields. The programme includes lectures by Nobel laureates, plenary discussions, workshops and social events.

The meetings are dedicated alternately to chemistry, to physics, and to physiology or medicine. Every five years the meeting is interdisciplinary in nature. Meetings focusing on the economic sciences take place every three years.

From 24 to 29 June 2018 the 68th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting will take place on physiology or medicine. 

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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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