Funding opportunities

Apply for seed funding at Studio Europa Maastricht

The Strategic Research Agenda led by Studio Europa Maastricht helps renew and expand UM’s research agenda on European integration, the EU and Europe.

Its seven calls are open now and encourage innovative, interdisciplinary and high-quality research with societal impact and outreach component, by offering multiple ‘seed funding’ opportunities.

Click here for more information and the application procedure.


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Soteria Visiting Fellowship positions for Ukrainian researchers

Please share this call for applications for the Soteria Visiting Fellowship positions for Ukrainian researchers at FASoS with Ukranian researchers in your network.

The first deadline for applications is 1 July. There might be a second call during the course of next academic year, depending on the number of applications in response to the first call.

If you would like to join the selection committee for the fellowships, please contact Giselle Bosse.


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Reminder: Call for applications RSF and VSF – round 2, 2022

A friendly reminder that calls are open for the Research Stimulation Fund (RSF) as well as the ‘Valorisatie’ Stimulation Fund (VSF).

Click here for more information and use one of the application forms to submit your proposal to research-fasos@maastrichtuniversity.nl by 7 June 2022, 12.00.

Call for applications RSF and VSF – round 2, 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 research-fasos@maastrichtuniversity.nl by 7 June 2022, 12.00.

University Fund Limburg/SWOL grant for staff and students

The University Fund Limburg (UFL)/SWOL aims to promote research and education at UM, stimulate international cooperation and intensify the relationship of UM with her social and local environment.

Therefore, UFL/SWOL annually awards grants to both innovative and creative scientific (research) projects, and student activities and events. The application deadline for this grant is 20 May.

You can find more information here.


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UM ERC Starting Grant info meeting, on 19 May, and training, on 8 June

On Thursday 19 May from 15.30 – 17.00, UM researchers are invited to an online information session on the European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant funding scheme. The 2023 call opens on 7 July with an 25 October 2022 deadline. Please register here before 16 May.

If you will surely apply, consider the ERC StG training for excellent researchers (2-7 years after promotion), held on 8 June from 10.00 – 16.00. For this you can register here until 23 May, 12.00.


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Overhaul of the NWO Open Competition SSH

The NWO Open Competition SSH is overhauled to give the instrument more variety in terms of grant amounts and target groups. The SSH Domain Board in consultation with the six round tables recognised not all researchers require a large grant for their research.

Three new variants are opened: XS, M and L. The XS variant will be opened before the summer. The M and an L variant will be opened every other year, starting with the M grant this autumn.


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UM Veni information session 2022, on Thursday 21 April

On 21 April, from 9.00 – 11.00, an online UM information session on the Veni programme takes place for interested researchers.

Veni grants are part of the NWO Talent Programme, providing talented researchers who recently obtained their PhD (up to 3 years after PhD) to conduct independent research for a period of three years.

You can register for the session here.


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UM Marie Curie fellowships information session, on 11 May

Potential candidates for a Marie Curie-Sklodowska Postdoctoral Fellowship, as well as established researchers at Maastricht University who are interested in hosting a fellow, are invited to an information session on 11 May, from 9.00 – 12.00.

The session will be held online. Please register for the session here.


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UM Vidi information meeting 2022, on 24 May

On Tuesday 24 May, from 13.00 – 15.00, interested UM researchers can attend an online information session on the Vidi funding scheme.

Vidi is a funding instrument in the NWO Talent Programme. It allows researchers who have already spent several (3-8) years doing postdoctoral research to develop their own innovative line of research, and to appoint one or more researchers for this.

You can register here for the information session until Friday 20 May.


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