Funding orientation phase

Phase two of the project life cycle. Click the image to return to the overview page.

Once you have an initial research plan developed, you should now start looking for financial resources in the funding orientation phase. This pertains finances to perform your research - including a budget you will need for data management, societal impact, and open science.

Please note that Utrecht University and the Faculty of Geosciences have financial support available for the proposal writing itself, provided that Utrecht University is the project coordinator.

Below you will find information about Utrecht University's services, services specific for Geoscientists, and background information on the 'Funding orientation' phase. Click the boxes to jump to the information you're looking for. 

Support and contact via Utrecht University

The Research Support Office network of Utrecht University offers extensive support for its researchers through the Research Funding Academy. You can find information about research funding orientation on intranet, as well as specific information about large-scale programmes at Utrecht University. The Executive Board of Utrecht University has established a set of general principles which all agreements concluded by Utrecht University must comply with.

Research ConnectFunding database

Utrecht University has a subscription to access the ResearchConnect Funding database. You do not need a specific username and password to search in ResearchConnect. Use the option 'Login via my institution', type 'Utrecht', select 'Universiteit Utrecht' and login using your SolisID.

Information and support for Geoscientists

In addition to Utrecht University’s support programme, the Faculty of Geosciences has set up an additional support fund to financially support the coordination and writing of multi-partner project applications.

Background information

We have included a list of national and EU funders and relevant information, please follow the links to find more information on funding opportunities:

NWO Newsletter
NWO Integral call planning
European Union calls for proposals and tenders
The Netherlands Enterprise Agency
Netherlands house for Education and Research (Neth-ER)


There are also various funds available, specifically meant to promote Open science. Examples are the Utrecht University Open Access fund and the NWO Open Science fund.

Funding information specific to research infrastructures can be found at various places:

European Union research infrastructure programme
NWO research infrastructure
KNAW institutes
Faculty of Geosciences research infrastructure (under construction)