Open Science Fund

New batch of Open Science projects kick off

Open Science is about collaboration, accessibility of methods and results, and engagement of relevant stakeholders. To promote open science at the University, the Open Science Program provides a seed fund to work on and experiment with open science practices in the broadest sense. Project proposals can range from €10,000 to €15,000. The aim is to stimulate the implementation of open science in both research and education (open education). 

Photo by Ivar Pel

Eight research projects will be granted funding in the fourth round of the Utrecht University Open Science Fund. The fund is aimed at making open science a reality at Utrecht and beyond and grantees can use the funding to initiate, expand or share their open science practices. 

We received twelve grant applications ranging between €10.000 en €15.000 euro in total. An independent panel of open science experts then determined whether the (anonymized) applications met the predetermined criteria. The total number of qualified applications exceeded the maximum of the fund, triggering a random lottery in which eight projects were allotted funding.  

Read more about the projects below: