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On this page you will find recent open calls and other funding opportunities, inside and outside the UvA, as well as information about workshops on how to apply and on building consortia. Last update: 24 June 2024.
  • Individual grants

    New Faculty Research Strategic Investment Fund

    The New Faculty Research Strategic Investment Fund specifically serves to fund research initiatives that support participation of law school researchers in large research initiatives and that help generate and/or maintain external research funding. In addition, the fund aims to promote innovation, social relevance and cooperation between faculty researchers.

    Deadline: 24 June 2024



    UvA IAS Academy - Proposal for new research line

    On 2 July 2024, the UvA Institute for Advanced Study will organize its first IAS Academy, which seeks to bring the 'IAS experience' to a larger group of early career researchers, specifically for PhD students (Aio's) and postdocs. In the course of a full day, participants from entirely different disciplines will delve deep into one theme, such as climate change and displacement, polarization or emergence in complex systems.

    As a follow-up to the conference, participating groups are invited to submit a proposal for a new research line at IAS to jointly pursue. If selected, the group will be provided regular meeting space at IAS for one year, organizational and network support and a seed funding budget of 5.000 EUR.

    When: 2 July 2024 9:30-22:00 hrs.



    MacArthur Foundation - 100&Change

    The MacArthur Foundation runs the 100&Change competition to provide significant funds to tackle problems that other, small philanthropic organisations cannot provide. The Foundation provides funds for proposals in any field or sector that articulate both an urgent problem of significant scale, scope, and complexity, and a solution that is impactful, evidence-based, feasible, durable, and just.

    Deadline: 15 August 2024



    NWO SSH Open Competition XS 2024

    This programme enables researchers who received their PhD in the social sciences and humanities between five and ten years ago to carry out innovative projects. This programme is explicitly about curiosity-driven, cutting-edge research and the ability to quickly analyse a promising idea. With a grant of up to €50,000, researchers will have the opportunity to lay the foundations for a new line of research. They can also carry out research to develop methods or set up a collaboration or network. Applications are made anonymously, so the evaluation is based solely on the research idea.

    Deadlines: There will be three rounds of €3 million each in 2024:

    • Round 1: 19 March 2024 14:00 hrs
    • Round 2: 27 August 2024 14:00 hrs
    • Round 3: 15 October 2024 14:00 hrs



    ERC Advanced Grant 2024

    Applicants for the ERC Advanced Grants - called Principal Investigators (PI) - are expected to be active researchers who have a track-record of significant research achievements. The Principal Investigators should be exceptional leaders in terms of originality and significance of their research contributions.

    Deadline: 29 August 2024 17:00 hrs.



    Peace Research Grants

    The International Peace Research Organisation Foundation awards grants to help fund peace research projects in places as diverse as Argentina, Bosnia, inner city communities in the United States, the Middle East, the Philippines, the Punjab, and Uganda.

    Amount: Up to $5,000

    Two deadlines per year:

    • Cycle 1: Applications open 1 January – deadline 28/29 February
    • Cycle 2: Applications open 1 July – deadline 31 August



    NWO Veni 2024

    Veni allows researchers who have recently obtained their PhD to conduct independent research and develop their ideas for a period of three years.

    Deadline pre-registration: 3 September 2024 14:00 hrs.

    Deadline full capplication: 28 January 2025 14:00 hrs.



    NWO Rubicon 2024-2

    Rubicon aims to encourage talented researchers who recently received their PhD to spend some time at research institutes outside of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to further their scientific career.

    Deadline full apllication: 3 September 2024 14:00 hrs.



    Ammodo Science Fellowship 2024

    The Ammodo Science Fellowship offers early career researchers the opportunity to conduct high-quality research of their choice
    and expand their international network. The fellowship will be granted biennially across four domains: Biomedical Sciences, Humanities, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences.

    Amount: from € 50,000 to € 200,000

    Deadline: 6 September 2024



    Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions  – Postdoctoral Fellowships 2024

    MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships will be provided to excellent researchers undertaking international mobility either to or between EU Member States or Horizon Europe Associated Countries, as well as to non-associated Third Countries. Applications will be made jointly by the researcher and a beneficiary in the academic or non-academic sector.

    Deadline: 11 September 2024.



    NWO SSH Open Competition M 2024

    The SSH OC M target group consists of experienced researchers who obtained their doctorate at least ten years ago with a great fascination for conducting challenging and groundbreaking research. The focus is on curiosity-driven research.

    Deadline: The call is expected to open at the end of June. The deadline for submission is 31 October 2024.



    NWO Vidi 2024

    Vidi is for researchers who have carried out several years of postdoctoral research after their PhD and allows them to develop their own innovative research line and appoint one or more researchers to this end.

    Deadline preregistration: 5 November 2024 14:00 hrs.

    Deadline full capplication: 8 April 2025 14:00 hrs.



    Gerda Henkel Foundation Research Grants

    The Gerda Henkel Stiftung (Gerda Henkel Foundation) provides financial support for the historical humanities, including the history of law, through prizes, grants and fellowships. Depending on the type of project, costs are covered for personnel, travel, materials and/or other costs. Project staff on research projects may be covered via PhD or research scholarships. The maximum funding period is 24 months.
    Deadline: There are biannual application windows. In 2024, the application deadlines are:

    • 22 May 2024
    • 22 November 2024


  • Consortium grants & partnerships

    IP themes

    The theme-based collaboration programme invites academics to formulate new, sometimes unexpected research questions on socially relevant themes at the interface of disciplines and faculties - and to also incorporate these in teaching.

    Call for Proposals Seed Grants 2024

    This Seed Grant encourages innovative research initiatives that transcend disciplinary boundaries and address critical societal issues through which we bring the outside world in.  Seed Grants range from €15k-€40k and can be spent on bringing together UvA-scholars from at least two different faculties to start, for example, innovative research projects or work on grant proposal preparations.

    Deadline: 23 May 2024 11:00 hrs.


    If you are interested in or want to join or collaborate with one of the four themes of the UvA Institutional Plan, please visit their events:

    Fair and resilient societies

    Fair and resilient societies has a meeting on 10 October 2023 (registration required).

    Sustainable prosperity

    Sustainable prosperity has a get-together every third Friday of the month, and on 15 December 2023 an annual event. If interested, please email

    Responsible digital transformations

    Responsible digital transformations is aiming to have regular monthly meetings. The next event is Monday 16 October. Anybody interested can mail Cheyenne Fiene at to be included in RDT communications and to join the 'Digitization & Society’ Teams Channel (a curated channel that supports informal communication between interested UvA-scholars).

    Healthy future

    Healthy future is organizing a seminar series. To register for the first seminar on 17 November (that is about food environments, health law and policy) – please fill out this form by 3 November 2023. Space is limited. The second seminar about Mental health and intergenerational transmission is on 2 February 2024 and the third on Healthy future and planetary health on 7 June 2024.


    Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions – Doctoral Networks 2024

    The objective of Doctoral Networks is to implement doctoral programmes by partnerships of organisations from different sectors across Europe and beyond to train highly skilled doctoral candidates, stimulate their creativity, enhance their innovation capacities and boost their employability in the long-term.

    Deadline: 27 November 2024



    National Growth Fund round 4 - Postponed until further notice

    The National Growth Fund allocates funding to projects with the highest potential of contributing to the earning capacity, or durable economic growth of the Netherlands.

    Rolling deadlines:

    • Quickscan: As of 12 October 2023
    • Pre-registration with feedback and possibilities to adjust your proposal: As of February 2024. Postponed: There will be an online question hour via Teams with National Growth Fund Director Maurice van Tilburg on Thursday 21 March 15:00-16:00 hrs.
    • Full proposal:
      1 June-15 July 2024, with decision on awarding around February 2025
      15 July-1 December 2024, with decision on awarding around June 2025



    Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions – COFUND 2024

    COFUND provides funding for institutions to set up doctoral or postdoctoral schemes for research, training and career development, involving international, interdisciplinary and inter-sectoral mobility. Projects last for up to 5 years and recruit at least 3 researchers, and help host organisations to fund salaries and additional allowances. 

    Deadline: 26 September 2024



    KNAW Early Career Partnerships

    Postdoctoral researchers at the beginning of their careers can apply for up to EUR 10,000 to organise an interdisciplinary meeting in the Academy's Trippenhuis complex or another location of their choice.

    Deadline: 1 February 2025(?)



    Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions – Staff Exchanges

    The Staff Exchanges action funds short-term international and inter-sectoral exchanges of staff members involved in research and innovation activities of participating organisations. The aim is to develop sustainable collaborative projects between different organisations from the academic and non-academic sectors (in particular SMEs), based in Europe and beyond.

    Deadline: 5 February 2025


  • Open science & impact

    IXA Impact Program Fall 2024

    How do you increase your societal impact? What kind of strategy do you need? How do you present the story behind your research more clearly, with more emphasis on output and relevance? Who might be interested in your project or idea? And how do you approach media outlets, government agencies or companies? The Impact Program offers answers to all these questions and more. IXA developed the program for mid-career researchers of VU, Amsterdam UMC and UvA.

    When: 26 September 2024-11 March 2025 (in English)

    The starting dates in 2025 are 18 March (in Dutch) and 2 October (in English)



    ERC Proof of Concept Grants

    ERC Proof of Concept Grants are for PIs of ongoing or recently completed ERC-funded research projects, and help explore the commercial and social innovation potential of this research. The biannual award provides a lump sum of EUR 150,000 for a period of 18 months.

    Deadline: 17 September 2024



    Open Science NL – Open Science Meetings

    Both researchers and research support staff may submit an application for financial support for organising an open science meeting. The aim of this instrument is to allow open science communities to organise meetings on topics of common interest. Bottom-up support will benefit these communities and the connections between them by allowing open science practices to blossom and spread faster.   

    Amount: The maximum grant size is € 15,000 per meeting. The maximum remuneration per participant is € 100.

    Deadline: Applications can be submitted continuously, until the deadline of 12 December 2024 14:00 hrs. An application for a meeting must be submitted a minimum of six weeks before the meeting takes place.



    Open Science Clusters' Action for Research & Society cascading-grant

    To support the research communities to take up open science and foster the involvement of scientists in EOSC, OSCARS will launch two Open Calls (in total worth about 16 million Euro) to select third-parties for the development of new, innovative Open Science projects or services, that together will drive the uptake of FAIR-data-intensive research throughout the European Research Area (ERA). Projects can be proposed in the field of any of the Science Clusters by any researcher, or group of researchers, through a cascading grant mechanism.

    Amount: Funding per project is between €100,000 to €250,000 (lump sum).


    • 1st call launches March 2024; deadline: 29 April 2024
    • 2nd call launches November 2024; deadline: 29 December 2024



    Impact workshops NWO

    These workshops will help you to define the focus of your proposal and increase the chance that your research will have societal impact. You can decide for yourself when, where, with whom and how often you use them.

    When: open continuously

    Information: NWO Impact Online workshops


    NWO Open Access Books

    The aim of this funding instrument is to stimulate the Open Access publication of academic books that result from NWO funding by providing funds for the payment of Book Processing Charges. Open access means your book can be read, shared and cited digitally without readers having to buy it. Open access thus increases the chances of your work being widely read and having an impact. Open access publishing does not prevent a possible simultaneous publication of the printed book.

    When: open continuously



    Horizon Results Booster – steering research towards a strong societal impact

    Supported by the European Commission, Horizon Results Booster services are delivered to FP7, H2020, and HE projects at no cost. The free-of-charge services are provided by experts and cover several paths in Dissemination and Exploitation activities, notably Portfolio Dissemination and Exploitation, Business Plan Development, and Go to Market service. Receive expert free of charge support services to boost the exploitation potential of your research results, disseminate effectively, and go to market.

    When: open continuously


  • Workshops & trainings

    Skillshare Law program

    Skillshare Law is the booster program designed specifically for law school researchers. Researchers train skills needed in determining a personal career path in science (research design, grant writing, networking and pitching training).  In addition, Skillshare serves not only as a learning platform, but also as a platform for sharing experiences and discussing career challenges with peers and successful senior researchers from the faculty and beyond. In the academic year 2024-2025, 2 programs will be offered: 6 modules for postdocs and junior UDs/UHDs, and 3 (mandatory) modules for PhDs.


    • Postdocs and junior UDs/UHDs: September 2024-June 2025
    • PhDs: March-May 2025

    More information and registration: download the programme here.


    'How to form an effective and enduring consortium'

    Article on the NWO website:


You can reach the Grant Team of the Faculty of Law by emailing Project Coordinator Robin Buning: