Vici is targeted at outstanding senior researchers who have successfully demonstrated the ability to develop their own innovative lines of research, and to act as coaches for young researchers. Researchers who have obtained their PhD within the last 15 years can apply for a Vici grant.
The maximum grant is 1.5 million euros.
Submission deadline for the 2016 round (pre-proposals) is 24 March 2016, 14:00hrs.
Closing date for the submission of full proposals is 25 August 2016, 14:00hrs.
CIP-01-2016-2017: Prevention, detection, response and mitigation of the combination of physical and cyber threats to the critical infrastructure of Europe
SEC-12-FCT-2016-2017: Technologies for prevention, investigation, and mitigation in the context of fight against crime and terrorism
SEC-20-BES-2016: Border Security: autonomous systems and control systems
The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation invites applications for the Humboldt research fellowships for postdoctoral researchers. These enable scholars of all nationalities and disciplines to conduct research at a research institution of their choice in Germany for a period of six to 24 months. Applicants must have completed their doctorates under four years ago and not have resided in Germany for more than six months at the time of application.
The fellowship is worth €2,650 per month, plus a research allowance of €800 per month for natural sciences and engineering projects or €500 per month for humanities and social sciences projects. Travel costs, a language fellowship, family allowances and a Europe allowance are also available.
Continuous application, no deadline.
The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) invites applications for its creative industry – knowledge innovation mapping (KIEM) programme. The aim of this programme is to promote and facilitate partnerships between knowledge institutions and private parties, including small and medium enterprises. The total budget for this call amounts to €1 million. NWO always contributes €15,000 of the total budget. The private partner must contribute at least €3,000, made of up at least €1,500 in cash matching funds.
Please note that applications for KIEM funding can be submitted continuously from January 5th 2016 until November 30th 2017 14h00 CET. Please note, however, that if the available funds have been exhausted before November 30th 2017 14h00 CET then this call for proposals will be closed prior to this date.
Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research – Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek
These aim to encourage talented researchers at Dutch universities and research institutes to dedicate themselves to careers in postdoctoral research. The total budget for this round is €2.3 million. The research must last for one to two years. Funding will cover salary, research and travel costs. Proposals must be written in English.
Closing dates 2016: March 31, September 1, December 1
Technology Foundation STW invites proposals for its open technology programme. This focuses on scientific and technical research and is characterised by an absence of disciplinary boundaries.
Assistant, associate and full professors with a tenured position at a Dutch universitiy or university medical centre, a Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) or the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) institute, the Netherlands Cancer Institute (NKI), the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics in Nijmegen, DUBBLE beamline at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility in Grenoble, Naturalis Biodiversity Center and the Advanced Research Centre for NanoLithography are eligible to apply. Researchers with a tenure track appointment are eligible as well.
Participation with other institutes not eligible for STW funding is allowed but the non-eligible institutes are responsible for their own costs.
The 2016 programme budget is worth €19.5 million. The maximum STW contribution is €750,000 per project. Projects that have received at least €250,000 of investments in equipment may receive up to €1m. If the total project costs exceed €500,000, co-financers are required to make a 25 per cent contribution of any amount exceeding €500,000. Projects may have a maximum duration of up to six years. Applications must be written in English.
No deadline, continuous application for 2016.
Horizon 2020: Excellent Science
ERC Advanced Grants allow exceptional established research leaders of any nationality and any age to pursue ground-breaking, high-risk projects that open new directions in their respective research fields or other domains.
The ERC Advanced Grant funding targets researchers who have already established themselves as independent research leaders in their own right.
Grants are worth up to €2.75m over five years.
The Dutch Language Union (NTU) invites applications for its investing in cross border culture policy programme. This encourages partnerships between NTU and organisations that promote the Dutch language and contribute to the exchange of the Dutch culture between the Netherlands, Flanders and Suriname.
Applicants should be non-profit and legal entities and should have a network within the Dutch language region. Its members should be Dutch, Flemish or Surinamese.
Funding may be used for the organisation of conferences, campaigns or festivals. Funding is not intended for one time collaborative initiatives.
More info here.
NWO invites applications for its doctoral grant for teachers. This aims to increase the number of teachers holding a doctorate to improve the quality of education and strengthen the connections between universities and schools. The expertise and research experience can be applied directly for the benefit of educational practice.
Applicants must be qualified teachers from primary, secondary, further professional, higher professional or special education who hold a tenured position and a permanent contract for at least one year at a recognised educational institutes funded by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science or the Ministry of Economic Affairs. Teachers who have already started a doctoral research project may apply. Female teachers are particularly encouraged to submit proposals.
The employer of the teacher will receive a grant to appoint a replacement for a period of maximum five years for at least half of their contract, with a maximum of 0.4 FTE. In addition, the selected teachers will receive a limited budget for travel and training of €3,350 per year. The total available budget for this round is €4.5 million, which may fund approximately 30 grants in total.
More info here.
The goal of Individual Fellowships is to enhance the creative and innovative potential of experienced researchers wishing to diversify their individual competence in terms of skill acquisition at multi- or interdisciplinary level through advanced training, international and intersectoral mobility.
Individual Fellowships provide opportunities to acquire and transfer new knowledge and to work on research in a European context (EU Member States and Associated Countries) or outside Europe. The scheme particularly supports the return and reintegration of researchers from outside Europe who have previously worked here. It also develops or helps to restart the careers of individual researchers that show great potential, considering their experience.
ZonMw invites applications for its professional work subsidy. This supports effectiveness and explanatory research towards knowledge development on reintegration, methodological working, poverty prevention and debt provision. Answers and knowledge generated through this subsidy should be directly applicable in the practice.
At least one municipality together with at least one research or knowledge institute must participate in the consortium, of which one will be the main applicant. The collaboration may involve other parties.
The total budget is €3.5 million. The subsidy budget is divided into the following programmes:
- Reintegration, with a budget of €2.5 million and grants worth up to €300,000 each;
- Methodological work, with a budget of €400,000 and grants worth up to €100,000 each;
- Poverty prevention and debt provision, with a budget of €600,000 and grants worth up to €150,000 each.
More info here.
EINFRA-21-2017: Platform-driven e-infrastructure innovation (RIA)
NWO-GW invites applications for its smart culture – art and culture grant. This aims to make connections between concrete innovative art and cultural practices and more comprehensive academic and social issues in the arts, culture, heritage and media in relation to the creative industry. The call intends to make a contribution to strengthening the ecosystem of the creative sector by financing joint research between universities and and universities of applied science, based on the idea that fundamental and practice-oriented research can enhance each other. The research subjects can be related to the entire breadth of the cultural and creative chain, from creation to production and reception with specific attention for the maker. Two types of research will be funded:
- Embedded research, intended to facilitate and further expand the interaction and collaboration between science and industry and public partners, with grants ranging from €75,000 to €125,000 each for six months to four years;
- Strategic research, focusing on long-term research questions from society or industry, with grants ranging from €125,000 to €375,000 each for two to five years.
Consortia consisting of at least one researcher and one private partner may apply. Public partners are also expressively invited to participate.
More info here.
Deadline September 27, 14:00
Call – FET Proactive – High Performance Computing
FETHPC-01-2016: Co-design of HPC systems and applications (RIA)
The Dutch Network of Women Professors invites applications for its distinguished women scientists fund travel grant. This enables female postdoctoral researchers to travel abroad within the framework of their discipline. This includes a visit to a foreign scientific institution, field or archive research, or to undertake an internship.
Postdoctoral researchers up to three years after promotion who are residing in the Netherlands may apply. The three-year term may be extended to 18 months per child, due to pregnancy and birth, or by a term of at most 18 months due to necessary care given to family members or other relevant family circumstances.
The grant is worth up to €1,500.
More info here.