Funding opportunities

Call for ideas: WUN Research Development Fund

Applications for the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN)’s Research Development Fund (RDF) are now open. Researchers can apply for a grant (maximum 10,000 British Pounds) to support a research cooperation with colleagues from at least two other WUN member institutions. If you are interested in applying as principal investigator of a project, kindly submit your idea before 20 September 2019.

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Call for proposals: Europeana Research Grants Programme

In line with Europeana’s support of cultural heritage institutions in their process of digital transformation, Europeana is offering grants designed to encourage cross-sectoral collaboration and exchanges between cultural heritage and research institutions. The deadline for submissions is 31 October 2019.

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Max van der Stoel Human Rights Award 2019

Tilburg University invites nominations for the Max van der Stoel Human Rights Award 2019. The award is an incentive award for young researchers, with nominations limited to graduate, pre-doctoral and post-doctoral researchers. The call is open for the best non-dissertation academic text (notably a Master thesis, or a paper published in an academic journal).

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Announcement call Digital Infrastructure

As part of the social sciences and humanities sector plan, a new call will soon be launched on digital infrastructure. Proposals must address societal and/or scientific problems. The budget per project range from 100.000 Euro to 1 million Euro, with an expected deadline of 31 October 2019. The application form is already available, as are the main objectives and criteria.

More information will follow as soon as the call is out.

Call for applications RSF and VSF – round 3, 2019

The calls for the Research Stimulation Fund (RSF) as well as the ‘Valorisatie’ Stimulation Fund (VSF) are open as of today, Thursday 5 September. Download the calls below for more information and use one of the applicable application forms to submit your proposal by Friday 4 October 2019, 12.00 hours to

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Call UFL – SWOL University Fund

The University Fund Limburg awards small grants to scientific projects to promote research and education at Maastricht University, stimulate international cooperation and intensify the relationship of the university with her social and local environment. The maximum grant that can be applied for is €10,000.

There are two more deadlines in 2019: 20 September (activity/project takes place after 1 November 2019) and 8 November.

UM Workshop SURF Open and Online education, on 20 November

Do you ever consider possibilities for online student supervision or (re-)use of teaching materials? SURF opened a new call for Open and Online education, with a UM deadline at 1 December. The theme is ‘interaction and feedback’, with two tiers:

  1. Online education (€100,000/grant) and
  2. Open teaching materials (€175,000/grant).

If you are interested and want to apply, you are welcome to take part in the UM feedback workshop at 20 November.

York-Maastricht Partnership’s Investment fund

A call has gone out for applications to the York-Maastricht Partnership’s investment fund.

Calls are welcomed to establish joint research projects and teaching collaborations, though other initiatives aimed at furthering cooperation are also possible. They should be ambitious and linked to the universities’ strategic priorities as well as to one of five themes (Data Science, Imaging, Food and Health, The ‘Global South’, The Future Of Europe).

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Working on Europe

The deadline for several of the research calls for Working on Europe has been extended. The following calls have re-opened for a third round (deadline 31 August, 5:00 PM CET).

  • Call 2: Preparing a large grant application and strategic consortium
  • Call 3: Fundamental research – Early career scholars

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Workshop: ERC Consolidator Independent Researcher Grant

If you consider applying for an ERC Consolidator Independent Researcher Grant, the ERC Consolidator Grant Workshop organised at the 24 October might be something for you.
This workshop provides more in-depth information and is a follow up of the general information session, which took place on 18 May 2019.

The workshop is for excellent researchers (7-12 years after promotion) with an excellent idea for frontier research, who consider applying for an ERC Consolidator Independent Researcher Grant (max. 2 mln euros over a period of max. 5 years).

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