Support programmes

The grants desk from the VU and the VUmc provides assistance to researchers taking part in the NWO grant programme Innovational Research Incentives Scheme  (Veni, Vidi, Vici) and in ERC grants (Starting, Consolidator, Advanced and Synergy). A support programme is available for researchers in this category. It varies from one grant scheme to the next, but generally consists of five elements:

  • information meetings: information about the grant programme and the support available from the grants desk;
  • Go/No go advice: after filling in a "feasibility form" we assess the chances to get a specific research grant;
  • workshop on writing a research application: how to write a well-structured proposal to increase its chances of success;
  • advisory sessions: discussion of research application in a VU advisory committee – a group of outstanding academics with experience of obtaining external grants and/or as committee members of national and international grant programmes;
  • presentation training sessions: a presentation workshop, followed by a mock interview.

The support programmes are open to all VU and VUmc researchers and to all researchers from outside the university wishing to base themselves at the VU or the VUmc. If you would wish to join the grant writing workshops for Veni or Vidi candidates you need to fill in an input form and send it to us with a CV included. You can request this form by sending an e-mail to supportprogrammes@vu.nl or supportprogrammes@vumc.nl .

For more information:  Innovational Research Incentives Scheme support programme

 

14 June 2019
ERC grants 2019 / 2020Starting GrantConsolidator GrantAdvanced GrantSynergy Grant
ERC deadline17 Oct. 2018 / 16 Oct. 2019 7 Feb. 2019 / 4 Feb. 202029 Aug. 2019 / 26 Aug. 20208 Nov. 2018 / 5 Nov. 2019
VU deadlinenot applicablenot applicablenot applicablenot applicable
VU Information meetingMedior infomeeting 5th April 2019t.b.a.t.b.a.t.b.a.
Workshop
"Writing a successful Grant Proposal"
not applicablenot applicablenot applicablenot applicable
Advisory sessionsnot applicablenot applicablenot applicablenot applicable
Presentation training sessionst.b.a.t.b.a.not applicablet.b.a.
NWO Innovational
Research Incentives Scheme 2018 or 2019
VeniVidiVici
NWO deadlinePreproposals on the 3rd of September for the domains SSH, AES and ZonMW Full proposals on the 9th of January 20203 October 201926-03-2018 for preproposals and 27-08-2018 for full proposals
VU deadline
  • Sciences (ENW) domain t.b.a.
  • Health Research and Development (ZonMW) domain t.b.a.
  • Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) domain t.b.a.
t.b.a.not applicable
VU information meetingsJunior infomeeting 9 April 2019Medior infomeeting 5 April 2019t.b.a.
Workshops Grant Writing
Workshop preproposals for candidates within the domains SSH, AES and ZonMW 11th and 17th of June 2019.  For full proposals t.b.a.
For the domains ZonMW, AES and ENW the 1st and 5th of July and the 9th of September from 09.00 untill 13.00. For VUmc candidates a support group has started.not applicable
Advisory sessions: 
Sciences
Life Sciences
Social Sciences
  • Sciences (ENW) domain t.b.a.
  • Health Research and Development (ZonMW) domain t.b.a.
  • Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) domain t.b.a.
  • Sciences (ENW) domain t.b.a.
  • Health Research and Development (ZonMW) domain t.b.a.
  • Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) domain t.b.a.
not applicable
Presentation training sessionst.b.a.t.b.a.