Funding opportunities

Information session: upcoming NWO call aimed at SSH digitalisation

There will be a new NWO call in January 2019 with a focus on SSH digitalisation. The Faculty would like to flag this new call to interested researchers, but also map who might be interested in submitting an application.

Herewith you are invited for the information session on Tuesday 11 December, 11.00-12.00 at Grote Gracht 76, room 0.07. Please inform Lidwien Hollanders whether you will attend by sending a simple yes/no.

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NWO Call PhDs in the Humanities 2019

The NWO Call for PhDs in the Humanities 2019 is out. The deadline for applications for the internal FASoS selection is Tuesday 8 January 2019, at 12.00.

For more information please read the FASoS Selection Procedure.

Workshop: Diversify funding sources and impact from societal partnerships

Workshop on diversifying funding sources and impact from societal partnerships, on Wednesday 21 November from 14.00 – 16.00. Trainer: Jonathan Even-Zohar.

Register online.

Rethinking valorisation means looking differently at what else is happening in society. Many civil society organisations can benefit from cooperating with researchers.

The workshop will touch on four issues:

  1. EU societal grants
  2. Private foundations
  3. Societal partners
  4. Planning

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NWO Talent Scheme Information Meeting (Veni, Vidi, Vici) in the Hague

On Friday 9 November NWO is organising an information meeting for researchers that want to apply for a Veni, Vidi or Vici grant. Practical information will be given and laureates, selection committee members and NWO coordinators will share their experiences. The morning programme is for the Natural Sciences, Engineering and Life Sciences and the afternoon programme is for the Humanities and Social Sciences. The meetings will be held in English.

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FASoS call for SEO Marie Curie visiting fellow applications

FASoS opens a call for its staff to apply for SEO (Stimulating European Research) funding, track 5 ‘Marie Curie visiting fellow applications’.

Within this track you can request funding to invite promising post docs for one or two months (covering travel and accommodation plus workspace at FASoS) to FASoS with the aim of writing a Marie Curie fellowship application to be carried out at FASoS.

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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

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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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