Call: Grants focus area Higher Education Research

The focus area Higher Education offers the opportunity to researchers from UU and UMCU to apply for grants.

In this round (Spring 2020) up to €40.000,- can be divided in two categories: seed money grants and event-based projects. Roughly speaking, two seed money grants and six event-based projects will be allocated. New projects will be granted just before summer as well as in autumn, the next deadline is 1 June 2020.

  • The seed money grant is proposed as seed money, for example to write more extensive grant applications or carry out pilot research. Seed money grants have a maximum budget of €7.500,- (or €15.000,- for major national and international grants). All seed money grants within the focus area have to be matched (in kind or in cash), thus the requested funding should not surpass 50% of the total budget.
  • The event grants have a maximum of €2.500,-.

Seed money grants

Seed money grants are meant to give candidates focused time to prepare an application for (personal) grants. The grants can be used for temporary research appointments, for creating additional work time or to compensate exemption from other responsibilities. Up to €7.500,- can be requested.

Up to €15.000,- can be requested by (groups of researchers) and are meant to facilitate researchers to initiate collaboration, with the perspective of applying collaboratively for international (or major national) research grants. The grants can be used to compensate exemption from other responsibilities (replacement), assistance, travel expenses, pilot study costs or meetings to prepare the application. The proposed activities are preferably multidisciplinary, based in interfaculty cooperation, and fall within the domain of the focus area.

Download the application form for seed money grants here

Event grants

The grants for event grants have a maximum of €2.500,-. These grants can be used to organise events contributing to the goals of the focus area Higher Education Research, including workshops, masterclasses, expert meetings, seminars, invited guest lectures. Although the format is very open, important is that the event has a clear network component, and contributes to the aims of the focus area.

Download the application form for event-based project grants here

Conditions

Applications for grants will be assessed on the following criteria:

  • Contribution to the goals of the focus area Higher Education Research;
  • Zone of impact of the project;
  • Feasibility of the project;
  • Eligibility of the applicant;
  • Innovative character;
  • Value for money.

Contact

Any questions? Please contact the coordinator Rik Vangangelt MA.