News and Events: Funding, Grants and Competitions

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Funding, Grants & Competitions

  • (New) NWO Large-scale Research Infrastructure (LSRI) – National Roadmap Consortia 2024

    Deadline: Tuesday 28 May 2024

    This call concerns the second funding round for the National Roadmap for Large-Scale Research Infrastructure 2021 (LSRI). With this call NWO aims to facilitate the realisation of high-quality LSRIs that are accessible for the Dutch research community and that enable groundbreaking scientific innovation and breakthroughs. Grant applications can only be submitted by consortia with consent of one of the nine groups defined in the Roadmap LSRI 2021. A consortium can request a minimum of € 10,000,000 (NWO-contribution) for an LSRI-project with a project duration of 10 years. The deadline for a statement of intent is on 28 May 2024.

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    (New) VCLA International Student Awards 2024 in Logic and Computer Science

    Deadline: Friday 31 May 2024

    The Vienna Center for Logic and Algorithms at TU Wien calls for the nomination of authors of outstanding theses and scientific works in the field of Logic and Computer Science, in the following two categories:
    - Outstanding Master Thesis Award*
    - Outstanding Undergraduate Thesis Award (Bachelor thesis or equivalent, 1st cycle of the Bologna process)*
    *The degree must have been awarded between January 1st, 2023 and December 31st, 2023 (inclusive).

    For more information, see or contact Shqiponja Ahmetaj and Anela Lolic at .
  • CWI Research Semester Programmes 2025 - 2027

    Deadline: Thursday 27 June 2024

    CWI has formulated the ambition to facilitate and strengthen joint research activities of the Dutch mathematics and computer science communities by offering a meeting place for research and collaboration. CWI Research Semester Programmes aim to establish a common base for further scientific contributions, build and strengthen national research communities on specific topics, and allow researchers – junior and senior ­– to expand their network for further collaborative initiatives.

    We solicit proposals for CWI Research Semester Programmes for the period 2025-2027. CWI can accommodate two more programmes in 2025, and up to four in both 2026 and 2027. A CWI Research Semester Programme consists of a coherent set of meetings and activities in which researchers come together to collaborate on important or emerging research topics over a longer period, typically for the duration of a semester. The format of a programme is flexible. It may, for example, consist of a series of workshops, a school or masterclass for PhD students, a bootcamp, weekly or monthly seminars or a reading group.

  • (New) NWO SSH Open Competition XS 2024 - round 2

    Deadline: Tuesday 27 August 2024

    With the NWO Open Competition-SSH, NWO Social Sciences and Humanities wants to offer researchers the opportunity to carry out research into a subject of their own choosing without any thematic constraints. The funding instrument aims to serve a broader group of researchers in different stages of their academic careers. The aim of the Open Competition – SSH is to facilitate excellent, non-programmed, curiosity-driven research that primarily addresses a social sciences or humanities research question and research problem.

    The NWO Domain Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) has 3 different funding programmes in the Open Competition. These grants are for ideas that hold great promise (XS) and for large-scale grants (M, L). The SSH-XS grants are available for projects with a maximum budget of 50,000 euro to enable proposals for curiosity-driven, fundamental research in the research fields covered by the NWO Domain SSH. The Call for proposals of 2024 has 3 rounds. This information concerns the first round.

    For more information, see or contact Henry Chow at .
  • (New) ERC Advanced 2024

    Deadline: Thursday 29 August 2024

    The ERC Advanced Grant is aimed at researchers who are exceptional leaders in terms of originality and significance of their research contributions. Candidates can apply for up to € 2.5 million for a period of 5 years. The deadline for the ERC Advanced 2024 is 29 August 2024. The call will open on 29 May and will be linked in next month's newsletter.

  • UvA Data Science Centre Accelerate Programme 2024

    Deadline: Monday 2 September 2024

    The UvA Data Science Centre (DSC) aims to accelerate data driven research within the
    University of Amsterdam, to strengthen data science expertise across all faculties of UvA,
    and promote cross-disciplinary collaboration and sharing of knowledge among the data
    science community at UvA.
    One of the mechanisms by which the DSC achieves this is through the Accelerate
    programme. The Accelerate programme stimulates the hiring of data scientists and data
    engineers within faculties through the provision of matching funding. This funding helps
    support the costs of hiring a new or existing staff member in these roles.

  • (New) NWO Rubicon 2024-2

    Deadline: Tuesday 3 September 2024

    Research experience abroad is usually a vital aspect of building a career in academia. Rubicon allows talented scientists and academicians who recently obtained their PhD in the Kingdom of the Netherlands to gain experience at a foreign knowledge institute for a period of 1-2 years. This increases the chance that they can continue working in academia. For specific topics, the research can be done at a knowledge institute in the Kingdom of the Netherlands, eg. languages and cultures of the Kingdom and local Law.

    For more information, see or contact Vera Michilsen at .
  • Ammodo Science Fellowship 2024

    Deadline: Friday 6 September 2024

    The Ammodo Science Fellowship is targeted at talented researchers at the beginning of their careers (0-5 years after receiving their first PhD). The Fellowship offers them the opportunity to do their own innovative scientific research at a university or research institution abroad and thereby expand their international network.

  • Insight into Educational Innovation 2024

    Deadline: Tuesday 10 September 2024

    This grant round will fund research projects that foster knowledge and expertise on the working principles of educational innovation in higher education. Lecturers and researchers carry out the research jointly to increase the relevance of the research for educational practice and to the further professionalisation of those involved. Applicants must have a paid position for the duration of the project. A maximum of € 200.000.00 can be applied for in total. The minimum duration of the proposed project is 2 years, the maximum duration is 3 years. Intents can be submitted until 13 June 2024. Proposals must be submitted by 10 September 2024.

  • MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships

    Deadline: Wednesday 11 September 2024

    The objective of PFs is to support researchers' careers and foster excellence in research. This action targets researchers holding a PhD who wish to carry out their research activities abroad, acquire new skills and develop their careers. PFs help researchers gain experience in other countries, disciplines and non-academic sectors. Fellowships can take place in Europe or in a Third Country not associated to Horizon Europe. The call will open on 23 April 2024. The (tentative) deadline is 11 September 2024.

  • (New) ERC Proof of Concept Grants

    Deadline: Tuesday 17 September 2024

    ERC Proof of Concept Grants are add-on grants offered by the ERC to Principal Investigators of ERC main research grants. The PoC Grants aim at facilitating exploration of the commercial and social innovation potential of ERC funded research. The financial contribution will be awarded as a lump sum of €150.000 for a period of 18 months. Principal Investigators in an ongoing main grant or in a main grant that has ended less than 12 months before 1 January 2024 are eligible to apply.

  • NWA-ORC 2024

    Deadline: Tuesday 1 October 2024

    The programme Research along Routes by Consortia aims to enable interdisciplinary research and innovation that brings scientific and societal breakthroughs within reach. Proposals should be submitted by a consortium in which various types of research in the knowledge chain are represented. The research question must be based on themes proposed by the NWA routes. A budget of 6.75 million euros is per theme reserved. The deadline for submitting a initiative was on 9 April 2024. Between 6 May and 21 June, NWO organises two consecutive workshops for each theme to bring researchers together to prepare a joint proposal. The deadline for submitting proposals is 1 October 2024.

  • NGF AiNed ELSA Labs

    Deadline: Tuesday 1 October 2024

    The aim of this Call for proposals is to elicit projects that will help us acquire knowledge, expertise and insights for the development and application of human-centred AI. The overarching research question for the AiNed ELSA programme is: What can we learn from specific case studies that will help us acquire scalable and generalisable knowledge and insights for human-centred AI applications?

  • (New) NWO Mosaic 2.0 - 2024

    Deadline: Tuesday 5 November 2024

    Mosaic 2.0 is a PhD scholarship program aimed at the under-represented group of graduates with a migration background from Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Central and South America and Turkey in the Netherlands. The procedure consists of a pre-proposal and a full proposal. Mosaic 2.0 is a science-wide program; any research topic can be eligible. In the 2024 round candidates submit an application themselves.

    For more information, see or contact Marjolein van Dalen at .
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    Helmut Veith Stipend for Female Master’s Students in Computer Science

    Deadline: Saturday 30 November 2024

    The Helmut Veith Stipend is awarded annually to exceptionally talented and motivated female students in the field of computer science who pursue (or plan to pursue) one of the master's programs in Computer Science at TU Wien taught in English and have (or have the interest to develop) a solid mathematical and technical background in at least one of the areas in which Austrian scientist Helmut Veith worked (Logic in Computer Science, Formal Methods and Verification, Foundations of Artificial Intelligence, Algorithms and Complexity Theory, and/or Computer Security).
    Students who are awarded the Helmut Veith Stipend receive EUR 7000 annually for a duration of up to two years, as well as a waiver of all tuition fees at TU Wien.

    For more information, see or contact Anna Prianichnikova at .
  • Open Science Meetings grants

    Deadline: Thursday 12 December 2024

    The aim of this instrument is to allow open science communities to organise meetings on topics of common interest. Bottom-up support will benefit these communities and the connections between them by allowing open science practices to blossom and spread faster. Both researchers and research support staff may submit an application for financial support for organising an open science meeting.

    For more information, see or contact Mark van Assem at .