Funding opportunities

Open Call Comenius teacher fellowships

Professionals in Higher Education can apply for a grant of €50,000 euro and a Comenius Teaching Fellowship for small-scale innovation in higher education. The Teaching Fellow (supported by a team of colleagues if relevant) can use the grant from the Comenius programme within the study programme for which they are responsible, such as a specific course, subject, learning pathway or skills trajectory) to implement an educational innovation project.

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UM Vidi workshops 2018 – new registration procedure

Do you have between 3-8 years of experience since your PhD, have a good track record and are you looking for funding for your research ideas? Are you (planning on) writing a Vidi proposal to submit in October 2018? Could you use some feedback and discussions with experts (and fellow applicants)? Do you want to discuss the best way to present your CV or any other part of your proposal?

Then Vidi workshops could be of interest for you!

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Apply for a LNVH Distinguished Women Scientists grant

Young women scientists can benefit from the LNVH Distinguished Women Scientists Fund. This travel grant is intended for female postdocs, up to 3 years after obtaining a PhD and residing and working in the Netherlands, who would like to travel abroad within the framework of their research.

Please check the terms and conditions. Four laureates will be selected. Applications can be submitted until 1 October with the submission form via

UM Alumni Fund: call for proposals

The Alumni Fund supports scientific research at UM and focuses on projects with a positive social impact that bring together science and tomorrow’s entrepreneurship. The fund has published a call for proposals and urges scientists at UM to apply for a grant before 15 September 2018. The maximum amount of financial support that can be requested is €10,000. Check the website for more information and all requirements.

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UM Veni/Vidi information session, on 29 May

Are you (planning on) writing a Veni or Vidi proposal to submit in August 2018 respectively in October 2018? Could you use some extra information and tips from experts? Then attend the UM Veni/Vidi information session on Tuesday 29 May from 13.00 – 15.00. Please register online.

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UM Information session ‘Changes in NWO funding instruments’, on 4 June

Are you interested in the recent developments at the NWO, in particular the changes of funding instruments within the Social Sciences and Humanities domain? Please feel welcome to join our afternoon information session (14.00 – 16.00) on Monday 4 June. Please register online by 22 May.

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NWO meeting: exploration for new Smart Culture programme, on 22 July

On Friday 22 July NWO organises an exploratory meeting (in Dutch) for the new programme “Smart Culture Arts and Culture”. During the meeting possibilities for future research within the framework of the call can be jointly explored. The call offers possibilities to research (new) forms of artistic and cultural production and organisation. It can also deal with the richness on empirical material from creative industry.

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Changed conditions for University Fund Limburg (SWOL) proposals

The University Fund Limburg (UFL, also known as SWOL) awards 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. Recently UFL changed its conditions for funding scientific projects up to €10.000. UFL organises four rounds a year, the next ones are at 18 May and 7 September 2018.

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ZonMW Call Ethics and Health

This programme is for research in the area of health, in which a concrete and topical question or dilemma is asked. End-users and/or stakeholders must recognise the question or dilemma. The project gives the end-user concrete means or tools to handle the issue they are facing. To bring together researchers, end-users and stakeholders, ZonMW organises a matchmaking meeting (in Dutch) on Wednesday 23 May at 12.00.

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Call for experts to assess Horizon 2020 proposals

The Research Executive Agency (REA) is recruiting scientific experts and evaluators to assess proposals for a range of Horizon 2020 projects. REA particularly encourages female experts to apply and welcomes all nationalities. A short video illustrating the work and personal benefits for evaluators can be viewed . If you think you have an interesting, relevant background and wish to become an expert, please enroll via the Participant Portal.

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