Funding opportunities

ZEIT Foundation call for Beyond Borders PhD fellowships

The ZEIT Foundation opened a BEYOND BORDERS call for scholarships for different stages of PhD research.

It supports international junior researchers in the social sciences and humanities whose research addresses questions surrounding borders and boundaries in past and present times. It promotes interdisciplinary exchange in the social sciences and humanities. The 2022 focus is Borders, Migration and Knowledge.

The deadline is 1 March 2022.
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ISRF independent scholar fellowship competition

The Independent Social Research Foundation (ISRF) intends to award up to five Independent Scholar Fellowship grants to support original interdisciplinary research, across the range of the social sciences, to be held from a start date no later than the end of December 2023.

The award will be considered to a maximum of €33,500.

The deadline to apply is 4 March 2022, 18.00

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Call for applications RSF and VSF – round 1, 2022

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

Download the calls below for more information and use one of the application forms to submit your proposal to by 7 April 2022, 12.00.

Call for NWA Research along routes by Consortia 2022

The NWA Research along routes by Consortia (NWA ORC) call 2022 has opened, with a deadline for handing in an initiative on 1 February 2022. You can find more information here.

NWA is organising a webinar (in English) on the NWA ORC programme on 18 January, from 9.30-11.30 for which you can register here. General information about the programme will be provided, and there will be ample room for asking questions.

Gerda Henkel funding programme democracy

The Gerda Henkel Foundation opened a new democracy programme divided into 1) the historically oriented ‘Democracy as a Utopia, Experience and Threats’, and 2) towards analysis of the present situation and predictions for the future ‘Transformations of Democracy? Or: The Contours of Future Democratic Society.’

Applications are open to postdocs, in teams of minimum 2 scholars. The maximum duration is 36 months. The deadline to apply is 22 May 2022.

Maastricht York expression of interest: Creating a Greener Future

A call for expressions of interest for seed funding to support new research collaborations between the Universities of York and Maastricht on topics related to all areas of environmental sustainability is launched. A small number of people interested will be invited for full proposals for a maximum of €60,000 for a one year period.

The deadline to express interest is 10 February 2022.

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Apply for the Jean Monnet calls

The Jean Monnet calls are now open, with a deadline at 1 March 2022. They can be consulted in the portal, please see a short description below.

Interested? Please get in touch with our funding adviser Merle Achten (

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CERiM call for event funding

The Centre for European Research in Maastricht (CERiM) would like to offer financial support for the organisation of an event as part of its Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence.

The corona crisis provided a financial windfall leaving a budget of €10.000 to be spent by 31 May 2022.

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Maastricht Young Academy’s interdisciplinary grant

To better understand the complex problems of today and tomorrow, we need perspectives and findings from different disciplines working together. Meaningful scientific and methodological innovation requires making the boundaries between disciplines more porous and looking at the numerous societal problems that we face more holistically.

The Maastricht Young Academy hopes to stimulate this interdisciplinary collaboration through an interdisciplinary grant of €15,000.

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Grants for Individuals – mobility track, in spring 2022

A Rubicon, Marie Curie fellowship or related personal grant gives early-career researchers an opportunity for gaining valuable research experience abroad after their PhD.

If you are planning to apply for such a mobility grant in 2022 and want to know how to best structure and frame your proposal and receive (additional) feedback on your own proposal, ‘Grants for Individuals – mobility track’ training in spring 2022 could be of interest to you.

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