Funding opportunities

Comenius call teaching and senior fellows

The 2020 call for the Comenius education grants is out! Comenius funds teaching innovation projects in higher education and enable professionals in higher education to implement their ideas in practice. It focuses on excellence in education, and is intended to stimulate education careers.

You are invited to apply for the teaching and senior fellowships. If interested in the senior ones, please contact Joost Dijkstra and/or Merle Achten.


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NWO Call: Cooperation South Africa-The Netherlands

NWO and the National Research Foundation of South Africa invite consortia of research institutes and other organisations (both public and private) in the Netherlands and in South Africa to apply for joint research projects that focus on the Water-Energy-Food (WEF) nexus.

The NWO contribution is max. €700,000, the NRF contribution is max. €133 000. The deadline for full applications is 26 September 2019, 14:00 CEST/24:00 SAST.

ERC Starting Grant Workshop

If you consider applying for an ERC Starting Grant, the ERC Starting Grant Workshop organised on 13 June 2019 might be something for you. This workshop provides more in-depth information and is a follow up of the general information session, which will take place on 8 May, 2019. If you are interested please contact your funding advisor before 31 May, 2019. The deadline for your CV and research idea is 7 June, 2019.
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Information session Marie Curie Fellowships

Have you recently joined Maastricht University from abroad and are you looking for a grant to fund for your own research project? Are you interested in bringing researchers from abroad to Maastricht and are you looking for ways to get them funded? Then we invite you to attend the information session on the Marie Curie Fellowships on 23 May, from 12:00-14:00.
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Call NWA Idea Generator

Do you have a high risk and creative idea, that is led by a societal question and has potential impact? Apply for the NWA Idea Generator!

You are invited by NWO to submit your 1200 words by 2 May 2019, in order to obtain €50,000 max. for the duration of one year. All disciplines are welcome. You can apply individually, but can also work with co-applicant(s).

Interested? Please contact your head of research programme and/or funding advisor.


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NWO information meeting in The Hague on the informed citizen programme

On 25 April between 14.00 – 17.00 NWO organises an information meeting in The Hague on the call ‘Digital Society – the informed citizen‘. Aim of the meeting is to form potential applicants and stimulate finding partners and create new consortia. There are two talks on the call, and there is the opportunity to pitch your research idea and find possible project partners.

NB: Though the registration form is in Dutch, the meeting itself is in English.

NWO Domain Social Sciences and Humanities publishes 3 digitalisation calls

Society is permeated with developments that have become possible due to digital technology. This digitalisation brings an infinite number of possibilities but also risks and threats and raises major societal questions. Since technological and social developments go hand-in-hand with digitalisation, the NWO Domain Social Sciences and Humanities is publishing three new calls in the area of digitalisation this spring.


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New developments calls Dutch National Research Agenda (NWA)

The Dutch National Research Agenda consists out of four components, each of which will have call(s) in 2019:

  1. Annual call for Research along Routes by Consortia for all NWA routes.
  2. Thematic calls in cooperation with ministries.
  3. Maintaining networks and innovation of the NWA.
  4. Research communication and sharing knowledge.

Please read below for more information per component.


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ISRF Early Career Fellowship

Are you working on new approaches, and want to suggest new solutions, to real world social problems? Could you use funding to buy out the costs of replacing your teaching and/or other administration duties so you can focus on your research? Did you finish you PhD no longer than 10 years ago? Than think about applying for an Independent Social Research Foundation (ISRF) Early Career Fellowship! The application deadline is 15 February.


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New round NWO entrepreneurship funding

Do you have ideas on making more (commercial) use of the knowledge you developed? Could you use funding to do a feasibility study? Then think about applying for Take-off funding!

In the beginning of January, a new application round will open for Take-off, the funding instrument for knowledge utilisation that encourages activity and entrepreneurship within the Dutch knowledge institutions.


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