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News and Events: Funding, Grants and Competitions

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Funding, Grants & Competitions

  • Horizon 2020 calls with a deadline in 2018

    Deadline: Monday 31 December 2018

    Horizon 2020 is the principal research and innovation programme from the European Commission. It succeeded the 7th framework programme and will run from 2014 until 2020.

    Calls with a deadline in 2018 currently include

    • Euratom

    • Excellent Science

    • Industrial Leadership

    • Science with and for Society

    • Societal Challenges

    • Spreading Excellence and Widening Participation

  • NWO starts programme round for Dutch National Research Agenda

    On 9 March 2018, the Minister for Education, Culture and Science announced in a Letter to Parliament that NWO would start the programme round for the Dutch National Research Agenda before the end of this year. In 2018, an extra 70 million euros will be made available for this, which will increase to 108 million euros in 2019 and 130 million euros from 2020. This is great news for science, but what exactly does it mean?

  • NWO to invest 550 million euros in research in the top sectors

    NWO will contribute 550 million euros to the 2018-2019 Knowledge and Innovation Contract. With this contract, government, industry and knowledge institutes are underscoring the top sectors’ ambitions to strengthen the Dutch knowledge and innovation system. The contract represents a total investment of 4.7 billion euros. NWO’s contribution is designated for high-quality scientific research.

  • Veni pre-proposal

    Deadline: Tuesday 28 August 2018

    The NWO Domain Social Sciences and Humanities will pilot the use of a pre-proposal phase in the next Veni funding round. The aim of this measure is to save applicants time, and therefore money, and to further increase the quality of the selection procedure. All candidates for the next Veni round within the social sciences and humanities should submit a pre-proposal by 28 August 2018. The proposal will consist of a CV and a concise research idea. In addition, the candidate will submit an expression of support (“embedding guarantee”) from the intended research institution. The deadline for full Veni proposals will – just as for the other NWO domains – subsequently be in January 2019.

    As this submission needs a letter of support from the host institution, the proposal must be submitted to by the 1st of August.

  • Register for support tracks for individual grants (FGw)

    Deadline: Monday 31 December 2018
    The Grant Team of the Faculty of Humanities offers special support tracks for individual grants (in particular Rubicon, Marie Skłodowska-Curie, Veni-Vidi-Vici and ERC grants). These support tracks consist of several plenary meetings with the candidates. You review the proposals of your fellow candidates, get feedback from fellows outside your own discipline and get advice from laureates or (former) evaluation committee members during workshops. You also receive feedback on your proposal from the grant and budget advisors within our team (please see the 'contact' page for more information on who should be contacted). On this page you will find more information on the tracks we offer.
  • Research Innovation and Sustainability Fund

    Deadline: Saturday 1 September 2018

    The UvA Faculty of Humanities offers a new funding scheme that aims to support staff in their career development within the faculty and to expand their opportunities to conduct research.

    The Research Innovation and Sustainability (RIS) Fund enables employees to 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 the track record significantly and qualify for a successful grant application in the near future.

    In 2018 approximately ten applicants can be awarded a RIS fellowship.

  • Dutch National Research Agenda - Research along Routes by Consortia (NWA-ORC)

    Deadline: Tuesday 11 September 2018
    The purpose of this instrument is to finance research and innovation on (parts of) the NWA routes or between routes. The research encourages collaboration both within the entire public knowledge chain and between the entire knowledge chain and social partners.
  • Dutch National Research Agenda - Matchmaking events

    Deadline: Monday 31 December 2018
    Researchers who are employed at Dutch knowledge institutions can submit proposals for the organisation of matchmaking events, within one or more of the 25 routes of the Dutch National Research Agenda (NWA) from the portfolio for Research and Innovation. The purpose of the Matchmaking events is to form (new) consortia across the entire knowledge chain and developing proposals for innovative research. For each initiative, a maximum of € 10,000 can be applied for.
  • ERC Advanced Grant

    Deadline: Thursday 30 August 2018

    Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020). Within the H2020 programme there is a call for submissions for the ERC Advanced Grants.

    Applicants for the ERC Advanced Grants - called Principal Investigators (PI) - are expected to be active researchers who have a track-record of significant research achievements in the last 10 years.

    The Principal Investigators should be exceptional leaders in terms of originality and significance of their research contributions. No specific eligibility criteria with respect to the academic requirements are foreseen.

  • Marie Curie Individual Fellowships

    Deadline: Wednesday 12 September 2018

    The goal of the Individual Fellowships is to enhance the creative and innovative potential of experienced researchers, wishing to diversify their individual competence in terms of skill acquisition through advanced training, international and intersectoral mobility.

    Individual Fellowships provide opportunities to researchers of any nationality to acquire and transfer new knowledge and to work on research and innovation in Europe (EU Member States and Horizon 2020 Associated Countries) and beyond.

  • ERC Proof of Concept

    Deadline: Tuesday 11 September 2018
    The ERC Proof of Concept funding is made available only to those who already have an ERC award to establish proof of concept of an idea that was generated in the course of their ERC-funded projects. The activities to be funded shall draw substantially on this scientifically excellent ERC-funded research. However the additional funding is not aimed at extending the original research or predominantly concerned with overcoming obstacles to practical application. The funding will cover activities at the very early stage of turning research outputs into a commercial or socially valuable proposition, i.e. the initial steps of pre-competitive development.
    For more information, see https://erc.europa.eu/funding/proof-concept.
  • Institute for Advanced Study Fellowship programme

    Deadline: Monday 31 December 2018
    An IAS fellowship is an opportunity to focus and collaborate on a challenging interdisciplinary research topic for 3 to 6 months. You will do so in an inspiring setting with other research fellows and IAS-affiliated researchers. For part-time fellowships, the duration can be up to one year.
  • NWO Open Competition (SSH)

    Deadline: Tuesday 25 September 2018
    With the new funding instrument NWO Open competition - SSH - non-programmed, curiosity-driven research the NWO Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) domain offers researchers the opportunity to do research on a subject of their own choosing without any thematic limitations (non-programmed). The funding instrument is aimed at research projects with primarily social sciences- or humanities-related research questions and problem statements.
  • Research Innovation and Sustainability Fund

    Deadline: Saturday 1 September 2018
    The UvA Faculty of Humanities offers a new funding scheme that aims to support staff in their career development within the faculty and to expand their opportunities to conduct research.
  • NWO Rubicon

    Deadline: Thursday 30 August 2018
    Rubicon aims to encourage talented researchers at Dutch universities and research institutes run by KNAW and NWO to dedicate themselves to a career in postdoctoral research.

    Deadline: Monday 31 December 2018
    The Creative Industry - KIEM programme aims to encourage and facilitate fundamental and industrial research. Researchers can apply for funding via KIEM on behalf of consortia of companies and researchers.
  • Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities Young Talent Awards 2018

    Deadline: Friday 21 September 2018

    The Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities (KHMW) is delighted that this year once again businesses, foundations, funds and societies are willing to make available the Holland Society Young Talent Awards 2018.
    The organizers kindly invite you to nominate one or two students who graduate in the academic year 2017/2018 for one of the Young Talent Graduation Awards. In case of a nomination of two, one male and one female candidate should be nominated. Nominations must be accompanied by the written consent of the teacher or graduation advisor of the student.