Funding opportunities

Call for applications RSF and VSF – round 2, 2020

The calls for the Research Stimulation Fund (RSF) as well as the ‘Valorisatie’ Stimulation Fund (VSF) are open as of today, Thursday 4 June. Download the calls below for more information and use one of the applicable application forms to submit your proposal by Thursday 27 August 2020, 12.00 to

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NWA call: SDG Interactions and Policy Interventions

NWA opened this call for consortia to propose high-quality and relevant knowledge brokering and synthesis expertise, services, activities and products to proactively support the programme objectives and the research consortia funded in the SDG Interactions programme.

Consortia, consisting of organisations from various disciplines and backgrounds from across the globe, may apply. The maximum amount of funding is €300,000. The deadline to apply is 15 September 2020.

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NWA call: Women’s Economic Resilience

This call invites knowledge institutions and other interested parties to participate in living lab research projects focusing on improving the economic resilience of economically vulnerable women in the Netherlands. The consortia will work in an inter- and transdisciplinary manner across the entire knowledge chain.

Applications must be written in Dutch. The maximum funding per living lab is €620,000. The deadline for pre-proposals is 17 November 2020.

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H2020: European Green Deal call

The Green Deal call will mobilise research to foster a just and sustainable societal transition aiming at ‘leaving nobody behind’.

Projects are expected to deliver tangible and visible results relatively quickly and show how research can provide concrete solutions. The call also encourages experimentation and social innovation for new ways to engage civil society and empower citizens.

It is expected to open mid-September and close in January 2021.

NWO COVID-19 call: social dynamics

NWO calls for proposals to generate knowledge about the (global) societal dynamics during and after the current and similar, far-reaching health crises and the measures to be taken against them.

Cooperation between different sectors and stakeholders is encouraged. Projects with consortia can apply up to €500,000, individual projects can apply up to €200,000. Deadline for project ideas is Monday 25 May.

Wanted: creative initiatives in times of corona

Despite this strange and uncertain period, the University Fund Limburg/SWOL awards subsidies to projects and activities of UM students and UM (scientific) staff.

The UFL/SWOL is looking for creative (online) initiatives, such as a congress, symposium, workshop, and so on. Or perhaps you are a staff member with a corona-related research proposal?

Apply before 15 May 2020 (staff) and 22 May 2020 (students). More information can be found here.

NWA call: SDG Interactions and Policy Interventions

This call for proposals calls upon universities to participate in research projects focusing on SDG interactions and policy interventions in developing countries. What is the impact of specific policy choices and interventions on sustainable development at large?

Consortia will include both researchers and practitioners. The maximum budget for a single research project is 2 million euros. Preliminary deadline for pre-proposals is 30 June.

JPI More Years, Better Life

The 2020 JPI call More Years, Better Life “Equality and Wellbeing across Generations” seeks research proposals that improve our understanding of how demographic change is altering the implicit contract between generations and how policy can ensure that change reduces inequality instead of increasing it.

International consortia consisting of participating countries are invited. The launch is postponed, a new deadline will be announced soon.

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WUN Call for proposals

The Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) currently invites proposals for projects that address time-sensitive research problems arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Proposals should focus on research problems whose value depends on being able to collect or analyse data obtained during the pandemic, and on which the collaboration of WUN partners confers real advantage.

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NWO JPI call for Cultural Heritage and Global Change

The Joint Programming Initiative for Cultural Heritage and Global Change (JPICH) announces the call ‘Cultural Heritage, Identities & Perspectives: Responding to Changing Societies (CHIP)‘.

Researchers are invited to submit international research proposals on the role of heritage in society from different (inter)national perspectives and value systems. Given the circumstances, the call deadline is expected to be 22 September 2020.

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