Funding opportunities

Tentative dates ERC round 2022

Due to the start of a new Framework Programme, the calendar for ERC calls for upcoming and future calls differ from previous years. The ERC tentatively announced the 2022 round dates.

Please note the Work Programme 2022 is not yet approved, i.e. the dates are subject to change:

  • ERC StG Open: 23 September 2021, Deadline 13 January 2022
  • ERC CoG Open: 19 October 2021, Deadline 17 March 2022
  • ERC AdG Open: 20 January 2022, Deadline 28 April 2022
  • ERC PoC Open: 16 November 2021

Erasmus+ calls open: Jean Monnet

The new Erasmus+ Programme Guide is available with various calls and deadlines, incl. the Jean Monnet actions with a deadline set at 2 June 2021.

The application documents will become available in the EU funding and tenders portal.

Please consult this document for a comparison of the Jean Monnet actions between the old programming period (2014 – 2020) and the new one (2021 – 2027).

Interested in applying? Please contact your funding adviser.

Seed funding opportunities: MWoE Strategic Research Agenda

The Maastricht Working on Europe (MWoE) Strategic Research Agenda has opened six research calls offering seed funding to teams of UM researchers, enabling them to invest time to write and apply for large grant applications, establish strategic research consortia, conduct fundamental, multidisciplinary research, and write and publish scholarly papers.

Calls are open now and we invite you to apply!

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NWO to resume grant procedure

After the hack of NWO about 5 weeks ago, NWO will resume its grant procedure in the week of 22 March. The information on the website about the calls and the new deadlines will be fully up to date in the week of 22 March.

In the week of 22 March, NWO will contact referees and committee members as quickly as possible in order to make new arrangements.

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FASoS Call for pre-selection: Marie Curie Fellowship application 2021

FASoS requires postdoctoral researchers who are interested in submitting an application to the Marie Curie Fellowship Programme, to apply for a pre-selection procedure by 31 May 2021.

Candidates up to 8 years after obtaining their PhD degree at the moment of the European Commission deadline can apply for a MC fellowship. Candidates who do not express their interest prior to the deadline of 31 May 2021, will not be taken into consideration.

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Reminder: call for applications RSF and VSF – round 1, 2021

The calls for the Research Stimulation Fund (RSF) as well as the ‘Valorisatie’ Stimulation Fund (VSF) are open.

Submit your proposal by Thursday 1 April 2021, 12.00 to

For more information, see here.

Reminder: applications for additional research time are due

The FASoS call for ART/SEO closes on Thursday 4 March 2021.

For more information please see here.

NWO Open Science Fund 2020/2021

The Open Science Fund aims to support researchers to develop, test and implement innovative ways of making research open, accessible, transparent and reusable, covering the whole range of Open Science. NWO wants to stimulate Open Science by incentivising and rewarding researchers.

You can apply for a project with a max. budget of €50,000, and a max. duration of 12 months. The deadline to apply is 1 April 2021.

Call for applications additional research time (ART/SEO) in 2021/2022

FASoS is opening a call for its faculty staff to apply for:

  • additional research time (ART) to start or finish a project or prepare a funding proposal (what used to be called sabbatical hours at FASoS);
  • additional research time (SEO) to prepare/rework and submit/resubmit a Horizon Europe funding proposal (including ERC and Global Challenges).

A separate call will follow for SEO Marie Curie visiting fellow applications.

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Pitch your idea for an inclusive UM: 2021 D&I Grants

A more inclusive UM; how would you realise this? After three successful rounds in previous years, we are happy to announce the 2021 round of the Diversity & Inclusivity (D&I) Grants!

Do you have great ideas on how to increase student or staff diversity? Or how to create a more inclusive UM community?

The deadline for proposals is 15 March 2021.

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