Pay It Forward 2021

Every year the Utrecht University Fund calls upon alumni and Friends to contribute to scholarships and projects focused on education, research, academic heritage and student life. Donate using iDeal or Paypal (in Dutch only) or visit our crowdfunding page.

In 2021 we raise funds for the following goals:

Contribute to equal opportunities to study in Utrecht

Students increasingly need financial assistance to study. Support from parents or the government is not self-evident for everyone. That is why Utrecht University has scholarship programs for talented students.

 

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Contribute to brain injury research

Patients with brain damage are often less able or no longer able to function at school or work and in social and busy situations. Current research does not explain all complaints. With VR glasses and software, as many children and adults as possible can work on recovery at home.

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Contribute to Dutch for all children

Children with a migration background have a smaller vocabulary in Dutch than children born in the Netherlands. Tailor-made language education contributes to equal opportunities. That is why UU linguists map out the language level of newcomers' children.
 

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Contribute to rid our oceans of plastic (phase 2)

Schildpad verstrikt in plastic foto Jonathan Green

A computer tool can predict where and when plastic will wash up. The development of this "plastic predictor" requires "drifters": small, reusable floating buoys with built-in GPS that provide insight into the ocean currents. Donate a drifter!
 

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Contribute to education without animal testing

Animals are important to understand diseases and develop treatments for both animals and humans. To reduce the use of laboratory animals in education, the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, UMCU and the Department of IT are experimenting with holographic animal models.

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ANBI

The Utrecht University Fund is registered as an ANBI (Algemeen Nut Beogende Instelling). This makes a donation to the fund fiscally beneficial.