Funding opportunities

Call for fellowships: Project House Europe winter term 2020/21

Project House Europe calls for postdoctoral and senior scholars working across disciplines and striving to contribute to the public dialogue on the challenges Europe faces today.

The fellowship programme supports outstanding scholars working on the history of Europe’s inner (dis-)entanglements and its place in the world since 1918.

Fellowships can be granted for a period of one to three months. Deadline for applications is 26 April 2020.

Call for nominations: Niels Stensen Fellowships 2020

Professors in the Netherlands are invited to nominate postdoctoral researchers, with outstanding research and knowledge transfer skills and a high level of social responsibility, for the Niels Stensen Fellowship 2020.

The fellowship is open to all academic disciplines.

The deadline for nominations is Friday 1 May 2020. The deadline for applications is Monday 15 June 2020.

Click here for the invitation.


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Applications for the Data Incubator’s Data Science Fellowship are open

The Data Incubator is an intensive 8 week fellowship that prepares master’s students, PhDs, and postdocs in STEM and social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists. The programme is free for fellows and supported by sponsorships.

Anyone who has already obtained a master’s or PhD degree or who is within one year of graduating with a master’s or PhD is welcome to apply. Applications are open until 2 May.


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UM information session Marie Curie Fellowships 2020

Are you a researcher and interested in conducting research abroad? Have you recently joined UM from abroad and are you looking for a grant to fund for your own research project? Are you interested in bringing researchers from abroad to Maastricht and are you looking for ways to get them funded?

Then we invite you to attend the information session on the Marie Curie Fellowships on 14 April from 12.00-14.00.


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GFI Veni pre-proposal course, Spring 2020

Are you preparing a Veni for ZonMw, AES or SSH in January 2021? If so, you need to submit a pre-proposal early September 2020.

Do you want to know how to best structure your pre-proposal? Could you use some guidance in how to frame your pre-proposal? Do you want to know how funding proposals are reviewed? Then register before Friday 27 March for the Spring 2020 training ‘Grants for Individuals – Veni pre-proposals’.


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VW Foundation: Call for proposals ‘Challenges for Europe’

The VW Foundation just opened a call for curiosity-driven projects on challenges for Europe. The Foundation wants to stimulate basic research on issues affecting Europe and the European Union, encourage comparative studies, and strengthen academic collaboration among European scholars.

Funding is for max. 5 PI’s, with the lead PI needing affiliation with a German research institution. Deadline for the 5-page pre-proposal is Tuesday 12 May.

NWA thematic call: innovation of supervision

NWA has opened a new thematic call for consortia aimed at research and improved practice within the area ‘Innovation of Supervision’.

The key question is how supervision can innovate to continue to guarantee the safeguarding of public interests, to become more agile and flexible and also more responsive towards public expectations.

Projects can be up to €1.2 million.

The deadline for pre-proposals is Thursday 14 May 2020.

Reminder: today is the deadline for additional research time applications

If you are applying for additional research time (ART or SEO) as buy-out from teaching in the Academic Year 2020/2021 please ensure you submit your application to research-fasos@maastrichtuniversity.nl today, Thursday 5 March 2020.

Please review the call for applications here for instructions on eligibility and the process.

Gerda Henkel Special Programme Security, Society and the State

The Gerda Henkel Security, Society and the State Programme targets new security-related issues that are prime examples of the post-Cold-War era largely neglected in mainstream research.

The call for proposals is now open. Research projects must fit in one of the five fields of study. The programme is for both junior and senior SSH scholars. Types of funding include grants for research scholarships and research projects.


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Subsidies from SWOL

The University Fund Limburg/SWOL awards subsidies to projects of UM (scientific) staff.

So are you currently organising a congress or symposium, or do you have a great research proposal? Does your activity contribute to UM’s international profile and your faculty? Then the University Fund Limburg/SWOL might help you realise your idea!

Apply before 28 February. More information can be found via this link.

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