Post-doc proposal grants

Are you planning to submit a proposal for post-doctoral funding in the coming year? Or would you want to develop your own research programme or develop a research consortium? The HBC has 7 grants available.

Read further underneath and submit a proposal to Janus Oomen(j.c.oomen@uva.nl) before 30 September 2017.


Research Talent for individual post-doc projects (VENI, Marie Curie, Rubicon, etc.)
Have you finished your PhD and are planning to submit a proposal for post-doctoral funding in the coming year? Would you be interested in working together with a small group to develop your ideas with expert guidance? If so, you should consider applying for a small grant for proposal development.

Selected candidates will receive a monthly stipend of 750 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 an extended abstract outlining research idea (500 words max); a CV; including date of PhD receipt; funding mechanism, inclusive application deadlines; a timeline (workplan); and senior staff member to serve as Principle Investigator (PI)/Mentor (if required). If PI is required, a one-page letter of support should also be included in the application materials.
Eligibility: Excellent researchers who have completed their PhD (Thesis must have already been approved by their promotor). Preference will be given to candidates who have received honors and who have already published.
Total of research grant: 2250 euro, plus cost of one writing retreat, expert advisors and science editors to be covered by HCB.
Total number of grants available: 3

Research Talent for programmatic proposals (ERC, VIDI/VICI, NSF, ZON-MW, etc.)

Are you ready to take the next step in your career and want to develop your own research programme? Do you have an idea for research that requires a team approach? Does your CV match the requirements of the ‘big’ grants? If so, you should consider applying for a small grant for proposal development. Because we know that people at this stage of their career may require very different types of support, we invite you to tell us what would help you the most as you develop your proposal over the next year. Possibilities might include, for example, a preliminary research trip, a part-time research assistant, or a small monthly stipend to buy you out of other obligations or help to cover the costs of child care. If you are not based in the Netherlands, funds might be used to work in residence in Amsterdam for a month or two as you complete your proposal.

All candidates selected to participate in this programme will be required to participate in a series of proposal development workshops led by experts in the field and will also have the opportunity to work with a science editor and CV coach. In addition, those selected will be invited to participate in 1-2 weekend writing retreats with other applicants.

Applicants should submit an extended abstract outlining research idea (500 words max); a CV; including date of PhD receipt; funding mechanism, inclusive application deadlines; and a timeline (workplan).

Eligibility: Excellent researchers with a great idea that builds on the research agenda of the Health, Care and the Body research group. Preference will be given to candidates with strong CVs.

Maximum amount available: 3000 euro, plus cost of one-two? writing retreat, expert advisors and science editors to be covered by HCB.
Total number of grants available: 3

Consortium Building

Are you looking for funds to bring together like-minded colleagues to develop a research consortium? Or perhaps you already belong to a consortium, but you need to come together to work on a collective publication? If so, a Consortium Building grant might be just the thing. Funds can be used to hold a small workshop or to bring a group of scholars together to build or further develop a consortium with the aim of applying for research funding and/or finalizing an edited volume. Meetings can be held in Amsterdam or elsewhere in the world.

Proposals should outline the main objective of the workshop, including dates, locations, and anticipated deadlines. Please provide a budget indicating categories for which funds will be used.
Eligibility: All (permanent?) staff holding a Phd
Maximum amount of request: 5000-7500 euro
Total number of grants available: 1

Best wishes,
Anja Hiddinga, Eileen Moyer, Trudie Gerrits, Ria Reis and Janus Oomen