Funding opportunities

Call for applications RSF and VSF – Round III

The calls for the Research Stimulation Fund (RSF) as well as the “Valorisatie” Stimulation (VSF) Fund are open as of today. Download the calls for more information and use one of the applicable application forms below to submit your proposal by 8 November 2018, 12.00 hours to research-fasos@maastrichtuniversity.nl.


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Data Science Fellowship in US

The Data Incubator is an intensive eight-week fellowship that prepares master’s students, PhD candidates, and postdocs in STEM and social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists. Fellows have the option to participate in the programme either in person in New York City, Washington DC, Boston, the San Francisco Bay Area, or online.


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Professors’ Fund open for grant applications

The Professors’ Fund aims to promote excellence in research among young researchers attached to Maastricht University. The fund, which is under the management of the Limburg University Fund/SWOL, is financed through annual donations from Maastricht University professors.

The Fund again has the opportunity to consider a number of research grants and is calling on interested parties to submit their proposals before 19 October 2018.


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Apply for the WUN Research Development Fund (RDF) 2018

The RDF offers grants of up to £10,000 to foster innovative, international collaborative research programmes. The RDF supports work within 4 Challenges:

  1. Responding to Climate Change
  2. Public Health
  3. Global Higher Education & Research
  4. Understanding Cultures

Grants from the RDF are intended to help launch larger projects that will strengthen WUN.

Interested? Please contact Merle Achten for more information. The UM internal deadline is 5 October.

SURF Call for proposals on Open and online education 2019 launched

The SURF incentive scheme on Open and Online Education starts again. The Minister of Education, Culture and Science makes funding available to higher education institutions. The scheme gives room for projects in two pillars: Online education and Open learning materials. You can submit your project proposal until 17 December 2018.


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NWO programme PhDs in the Humanities 2019 – FASoS selection procedure

Are you a professor in our faculty and have you spotted a talented humanities student who has done or is in his/her last year of the MA (especially a Research Master)? Are you a talented MA student and interested in doing a PhD in the Humanities? The NWO funding programme PhDs in the Humanities might be just for you!


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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 info@lnvh.nl.

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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