PhD Proposal Grant

On behalf of the HCB group we are happy to, again, invite students of the master Medical Anthropology and Sociology to apply for a PhD proposal grant. Please read the call below. This call applies to MAS students who graduated no longer than 3 years ago.

Good luck and kind regards,

The board of the ASMSS

Reminder Second round SEO applications for grant proposals

The HCB has received a grant totally 75,000 euro from the Encouraging European Research (SEO) programme to further promote the research profile of our group of which half remains after the first round of grant applications. A committee (Eileen Moyer, Trudie Gerrits, Ria Reis (has replaced Stuart Blume)) was established to consider the best and fairest way to disperse those funds and a consensus was reached that individual members of the research group would be invited to submit a short proposal for funding to support the writing of research proposals (PhD, post-doc, ERCs, NWO grants and other programmatic proposals) or a workshop for consortium building and we already had a first round where 9 proposals received (partial) funding for grant development. Hereby we would like to remind you can submit your proposal for grant development for the second round with deadline 30 September 2017.

Please email your proposal to Janus Oomen ( by 30 September 2017.

Research Talent for PhD proposal development (NWO, NUFFIC, etc.)

Have you completed your MA research and want to develop a PhD proposal to conduct research on themes related to the Health, Care and the Body research group at the AISSR? Do you have a great idea, but need guidance to take the next step? If so, you should consider applying for a small grant for proposal development.

Selected candidates will receive a monthly stipend of 500 euro per month over 3 months to allow them to focus 1-2 days/week on the development of a research proposal. Participants will be required to take part in monthly collective meetings (x3) to workshop their ideas and proposals with other applicants. In addition, all proposals will be edited by a professional science editor before submission.

Applicants should submit a cover letter; extended abstract outlining research idea (500 words max); a CV; proof of Master degree(s) and final grade point average(s); funding mechanism, inclusive application deadlines, a timeline (workplan); and senior staff member to serve as Principle Investigator (PI)/Mentor . A letter of recommendation should be provided by MA supervisor, or other faculty member familiar with the candidate’s work.

Eligibility: Excellent Master students (grade average of 8 or above for their Master degree and a 7.5 for their BA degree or equivalent for foreign diplomas), with a clear idea and sufficiently detailed workplan.

Total of research grant: 1500 euro, plus cost of expert advisors and science editors to be covered by HCB.

Total number of grants available: 3