News and Events: Funding, Grants and Competitions

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Funding, Grants & Competitions

  • ERC Consolidator Grant

    Deadline: Tuesday 20 April 2021

    Are you a scientist who wants to consolidate your independence
    by establishing a research team and continuing to develop a success
    career in Europe? The ERC Consolidator Grant could be for you. You can
    also apply if you have recently created an independent, excellent
    research team and want to strengthen it.

  • VCLA International Student Award 2021 in Logic and Computer Science

    Deadline: Friday 30 April 2021

    The Vienna Center for Logic and Algorithms of TU Wien (Vienna University of Technology), calls for the nomination of authors of outstanding bachelor and master theses in the field of Logic and Computer Science, whose degrees were conferred between November 15th, 2019 and December 31st, 2020 (inclusive). The awardees will receive cash prizes from the award fund of 2000 EUR and an invitation to present their theses in Vienna, if the situation allows. The main areas of interest are: Computational Logic, Algorithms and Computational Complexity, Databases and Artificial Intelligence, Verification.

  • (New) UvA 3MT® Competition for PhD students

    Deadline: Friday 7 May 2021

    UvA PhD students from the Amsterdam Law School, Economics & Business, Faculty of Humanities and Faculty of Science are invited to take part in the 2021 UvA ‘Three Minute Thesis’ Competition.

    Developed by The University of Queensland, the Three Minute Thesis competition or 3MT, is an annual competition held at over 900 universities across more than 85 countries worldwide. Participants are challenged to present their PhD research in just three minutes to a non-specialist audience. The 3MT is also a video competition: presentations are recorded on video and can be shared with others, even after the competition.

    UvA PhD students who have not defended their PhD dissertation before 16 September 2021 are eligible.

  • NWO Veni

    Deadline: Thursday 20 May 2021

    NWO Talent Programme Veni is a grant for researchers who have recently obtained their PhD.

    The deadline for submitting the compulsory pre-proposal within SSH is 7 January 2021.The deadline for submitting the full proposal for all domains is 20 May 2021.

  • Call for proposals High Performance Computing and Networking (HPCN) Fund 2021

    Deadline: Monday 31 May 2021

    All UvA researchers are invited to submit proposals to the High Performance Computing and Networking (HPCN) Fund. The deadline is 31 May 2021.

    HPCN facilities are ICT infrastructure components designed to facilitate research and education and raise them to a higher level. The Faculty of Science administers a HPCN Fund designed to provide the UvA with HPCN facilities and the research community with broad access to relevant expertise.

  • FGW RIS Fund 2021

    Deadline: Friday 4 June 2021

    The UvA Faculty of Humanities offers the Research Innovation and Sustainability (RIS) Fund that aims at supporting staff with research time in their career development and expanding their opportunities to conduct research. Through the RIS Fund staff can apply for temporary teaching release in order to have more time to write grant applications, or to finish one or more (substantial, strategic) publications so as to strengthen their track record for an upcoming grant application.

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    Eureka Clusters AI Call 2021

    Deadline: Monday 28 June 2021

    Artificial Intelligence is a rapidly developing technology with the potential to influence or transform almost every aspect of the economy and society. In-depth knowledge and leadership in developing and applying this powerful capability is an essential requirement, if industry is to maintain its leadership in multiple application areas, or take advantage of new opportunities.

    This Eureka Clusters AI Call 2021 is specifically designed to stimulate activity in this important
    area, through the creation of trans-national collaborative projects in applications that will support economic growth and benefit society as a whole.

    For more information, see
  • (New) PDI-SSH: 2021 Call Digital Infrastructure

    Deadline: Wednesday 30 June 2021

    There is a strong desire in the SSH field to assign part of the resources intended for the SSH Sector Plan of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science (OCW) to a domain wide digital SSH plan. For this purpose, the SSH Council – which represents the SSH field – initiated the Platform for Digital Infrastructure for SSH (PDI-SSH). The platform is responsible for allocating resources to digital infrastructure facilities within the SSH domain, for coordinating digital infrastructures in the SSH domain and for strategy within that domain.

    PDI-SSH launches this second Call for proposals as part of the SSH Sector Plan. Professors,university associate and assistant professors can submit an application as main or co-applicant if they are employed (i.e. have a paid position) at a social sciences or humanities faculty at universities in the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Proposals should fit within (at least) one of the four PDI-SSH pillars: (1) Data collection, (2) Access to materials, (3) Data connectivity or (4) Expertise hub for data management and stewardship.

    For more information, see or contact dr. Kasia Karpinska at .
  • Call for Nominations: Ackermann Award 2021

    Deadline: Thursday 1 July 2021

    The Ackermann Award is the EACSL Outstanding Dissertation Award for Logic in Computer Science. Nominations are now invited for the 2021 Ackermann Award. PhD dissertations in topics specified by the CSL and LICS conferences, which were formally accepted as PhD theses at a university or equivalent institution between 1 January 2019 and 31 December 2020 are eligible for nomination for the award. The 2021 Ackermann award will be presented to the recipient(s) at CSL 2022, the annual conference of the EACSL.

    The award consists of a certificate, an invitation to present the thesis at the CSL conference, the publication of the laudatio in the CSL proceedings, an invitation to the winner to publish the thesis in the FoLLI subseries of Springer LNCS, and financial support to attend the conference.

    For more information, see or contact Thomas Schwentick at .
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    NWO Vici

    Deadline: Wednesday 25 August 2021

    NWO Vici is for senior researchers who have demonstrated an ability to develop their own line of research.

    The deadline for pre-registration is 25 March 2021.

  • NWO Data and Intelligence

    Deadline: Thursday 26 August 2021

    Within the KIC 2020-2023, budget will be made available for research on innovations for data and intelligence, in the context of the Knowledge and Innovation Agenda (KIA) Security. Interdisciplinary consortia including research institutes and public and private organisations, can submit proposals with a total budget of at least 750,000 and at most 3,000,000 euros.

    The deadline for submitting pre-proposals is 22 April 2021, before 14:00 hours CEST.The deadline for submitting full proposals is 26 August 2021, before 14:00 hours CEST.

  • ERC Advanced Grant

    Deadline: Tuesday 31 August 2021

    Are you an established, leading principal investigator who wants long-term funding to pursue a ground-breaking, high-risk project? The ERC Advanced Grant could be for you.