Funding opportunities

KNAW Early Career Partnerships

The KNAW encourages early career researchers (up to 7 years after PhD) to collaborate interdisciplinary.

The KNAW calls on them to apply here until 31 January 2023, for organising a meeting to jointly explore unconventional, innovative ideas or methods for fundamental research.

The budget is €10,000. The meeting needs to have an open character, combine different disciplines, include junior and senior scholars – with at least one KNAW member.

FASoS incentive for membership funding committees

FASoS supports academic staff who become members of NWO committees or committees of EU funding institutions.

Have you been invited to join such a committee for 2022 or 2023?

Contact Kim van Honk to learn about the faculty incentive on offer.

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Apply for MYA’s Interdisciplinary Grant

The Maastricht Young Academy (MYA) are offering an Interdisciplinary Grant of up to 15,000 euros to stimulate interfaculty research collaborations.

To help you ease into the new academic year, MYA decided to push the submission deadline to 28 October at 17.00.

Please download and read the application here for further details. Submit your application to

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Call: Driving Urban Transitions to a sustainable future (DUT)

Driving Urban Transitions (DUT) is a new European partnership to create attractive, sustainable and economically viable urban areas in which European citizens, communities and their environment thrive.

You can apply for €250,000 or €300,000 for a project with a maximum project duration of three years. Typically, consortia involving 3-5 Funding Agencies per proposal are expected.

The deadline for pre-proposals is 21 November 2022. Click here for more information and application.

NWO Museum Grants call published

The creative industries/museumbeurzen call of the NWO Museum Grants programme is open again. This will fund projects that help to strengthen the scientific function of museums.

An application can be submitted on two separate dates: 22 December 2022 and 18 May 2023 at the latest. The results of the first round will be announced in March 2023 and the results of the second in July 2023.

Check the NWO website for more information.

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Online ERC Consolidator Grant 2023 Information Session, on 4 October

On 4 October 2022 from 15.00-16.30, interested UM researchers are invited to attend an online information session on the European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator Grant funding scheme.

The session, held in English, is also open to non-UM-researchers who are interested in applying for an ERC-grant to be conducted at Maastricht University.

Register here before 2 October.

The 2023 call opens on 28 September 2022 with a 2 February 2023 deadline.

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Revision FASoS Selection Procedure – NWO PhDs in the Humanities

Are you an associate or full professor and have you spotted a talented humanities student who has done or is in his/her last year of the MA (especially a Research Master)?

The NWO programme PhDs in the humanities finances individual PhD positions. The 2023 call will open in November/December.

FASoS is likely to be able to nominate three PhD candidates to NWO, which must be done by the dean.

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Reminder: Call for applications RSF and VSF – round 3, 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 by 5 October 2022.

Visiting Fellowship at CERiM

The Centre of European Research in Maastricht (CERiM) has opened its visiting fellowship programme application that enables researchers to spend a period of time (min. 4 weeks, max. 3 months) at one of the faculties associated with the Centre (FASoS, Faculty of Law, FHML, SBE and UCM).

For more information on how to apply, visit the CERiM website.

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Apply for internal selection WUN RDF 2022

The WUN RDF 2022 stimulates researchers at UM to develop research initiatives with colleague researchers from other WUN member universities on issues relevant and urgent for current global developments. WUN welcomes research collaborations that fit in the Network’s principal research theme of Sustainable Development.

It provides grants up to 10,000 British Pound (about €11,500), for one year.

Apply to the internal selection before 20 September.

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