VU Amsterdam Grants Office is part of Administration Office of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. We are in charge of supporting VU researchers in acquiring external public funding. We advise researchers throughout the grant application process and during the term of the subsidy. Our advice is based on our professional knowledge, years of experience and our commitment to the VU faculties. We organise information sessions and workshops on grant acquisition to enhance the VU subsidy culture. We are also actively involved in shaping subsidy policies and act as contact point for EU and national grant organisations.
E-mail: [email protected]
De Boelelaan 1109, 1081 HV Amsterdam
De Boelelaan 1109 (OZW Building), 8th floor, room 8B-04
- dr. Edwin Kanters – head of the Grants Office
- dr. Karin Rade – grant specialist
- Marco Last, MA – grant specialist
- dr. Irina Sheftel – grant specialist
- dr. Sandy Broere – grant specialist
- Martijn van Houten, MA – implementation officer, LEAR
- Abigael Limper-Klumperbeek, ML – legal adviser
- dr. Pim de Boer – senior strategic policy advisor EU
We provide advice on many national and international grants, including complex multi-partner, multidisciplinary applications (e.g., Horizon 2020/Horizon Europe, NWO Zwaartekracht, NWA) as well as large individual grants (NWO Veni, Vidi, Vici and ERC Starting, Consolidator and Advanced grants). Our support is tailored to the needs of each individual grant applicant.
Our grant advice services include:
- Informing researchers about relevant funding possibilities
- Contact point for call details and procedures
- Strategic advice on building successful consortia and identifying stakeholders
- Eligibility check
- Review and writing advice
- Rebuttal help
- Support during the interview preparation
- Coordination of advisory process with external grant advisors
For EU grants we take up the Legal Entity Appointed Representative (LEAR) function – management of the legal information and advising on amendments via the Funding & Tenders Portal (Participant Portal).
Multi-partner projects require a very strict approach to make sure that the grant is compliant to the jungle of rules and regulations, and the optimization and structuring of grant support. We advise and support grant holders during the execution phase of the project, by e.g. facilitating a knowledge network for project managers, publishing a handbook for EU projects, and providing individual advice.
We organize annual information sessions about major EU and NWO funding schemes, and writing workshops for individual grants. We also offer “train the trainer” sessions, in which researchers with experience in applying for grants are trained to help their colleagues. If you are interested in hosting a workshop in your department or institute, please get in touch with us.
- Innovation Exchange Amsterdam platform – for questions on valorisation of your ideas and inventions, and legal advice related to intellectual propriety
- University Library – for advice on scientific communication and finding, using and producing academic information
- Project control – for questions on budget, financial control and reporting
- Project data management – for questions on data management, data management plans, and archiving
- METC - VUmc/MREC – for all questions and approvals related to research involving human participants (“subjects”)
- Animal Welfare Body (IVD) – for all questions and approvals related to experiments with animals
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