Funding opportunities

KB researcher-in-residence

The KB, National Library of the Netherlands, is seeking proposals for its fully paid Researcher-in-Residence programme in 2022.

This programme offers a unique chance for early career researchers of all disciplines to work in the library with the Digital Scholarship team and KB data. In return, the KB learns how researchers use the data of the KB, what kinds of possibilities it offers and how we can improve our services.

For more information about how to apply, see here.


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Comenius fellowships 2022

In early July, NRO will open its call for Comenius fellowships.

There are two fellowships available (Emilie Sitzia recently received the leadership fellow):

  1. Teaching fellow (unlimited)
  2. Senior fellow (1 per faculty). First deadline: letter of intent, 7 September. Second deadline: pre-registration, 5 October.

If you are interested in applying for one of these fellows, please get in touch with Joost Dijkstra before Thursday 1 July.


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Update on RSF & VSF incentive requirements

The deadlines for spending Research Stimulation Fund (RSF) and Valorisatie Stimulation Fund (VSF) monies were temporarily suspended last year due to the impact of the coronavirus. Please note that we are now reverting back to the usual policy.

The terms and conditions for RSF and VSF can be found in the calls and on intranet.


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SURF call for Open and Online Education 2022

The SURF call for Open and Online Education 2022 has opened, giving room for projects in two pillars:

  1. Online education with the specific year theme of blended learning.
  2. Open learning materials.

You can submit your project proposal until 15 December 2021. Project proposals can apply for a budget of maximum of either €100,000 (pillar 1) or €175,000 (pillar 2), to be matched (in kind) with the same amount as requested by the faculty or unit.

See here for more information.

NWO Mosaic 2.0 PhD positions

The NWO Mosaic 2.0 aims to stimulate the influx of the under-represented group of graduates in the Netherlands with a migration background into the academic world. Mosaic 2.0 aims to promote the further development of an inclusive work environment within Dutch universities. By facilitating creating a network, the scientific potential of researchers with a migration background is made more visible. The deadline for pre-proposals is 28 September 2021.

NWO Open Competition SSH

The Open Competition SSH focuses on non-programmed, curiosity-driven research that primarily has a social sciences and/or humanities research question. The target group of this programme, experienced researchers with a fascination for challenging and groundbreaking research, decide themselves which funding best suits their research ambitions.

Funding is available for up to a maximum of €750,000. The deadline for pre-proposals is 7 September 2021. For more information, see here.

Calls Maastricht Working on Europe (MWoE) Strategic Research Agenda

The Maastricht Working on Europe (MWoE) Strategic Research Agenda has opened four research calls offering seed funding to teams of UM researchers, enabling them to invest time to write and apply for large grant applications, establish strategic research consortia, conduct fundamental research for early career scholars, policy briefs and the organisation of workshops and conferences.


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Reminder: Call for applications RSF and VSF – round 2, 2021

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

Download the calls below for more information and use one of the application forms to submit your proposal by Tuesday 1 June 2021, 12.00 to research-fasos@maastrichtuniversity.nl.

Call for applications RSF and VSF – round 2, 2021

The calls for the Research Stimulation Fund (RSF) as well as the ‘Valorisatie’ Stimulation Fund (VSF) are open as of today (29 April).

Download the calls below for more information and use one of the application forms to submit your proposal by Tuesday 1 June 2021, 12.00 to research-fasos@maastrichtuniversity.nl.


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Cal for proposals: Platform Digital Infrastructure – SSH

The Platform PDI-SSH has opened their second (and last) call for proposals, to strengthen research and infrastructure in the field of digitisation.

Applications can be submitted to finance structural digital infrastructural provisions.

The application deadline is 30 June 2021. On 11 May an online information event for potential applicants will take place from 16.00 – 17.15. Please contact Merle Achten if you are considering to attend or apply.


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