Assistance finding funding

Bachelor's students

Radboud(umc) funded grants
(Inter)national grants

Master's students

Radboud(umc) funded grants
(Inter)national grants

PhD candidates

Radboud(umc) funded grants
(Inter)national grants

Postdocs

Radboudumc funded grants
and fellowships
(Inter)national individual grants
and fellowships
(Inter)national project grants

Assistant / Associate professors

Radboudumc funded grants
(Inter)national individual grants
and fellowships

Professors

Radboudumc funded grants
and professorships
(Inter)national project grants
(Inter)national individual grants

Assistance finding funding


An overview of funding options

Radboudumc offers grants to all level of researchers. To help you, we offer an overview of our grants and some of the available (inter)national grants, as well as some digital tools to help you find a suitable grant.

How do I start finding funding?

There are so many funding options: national and international, fellowships and grants, individual and project based. Wondering where to start?

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How do I start finding funding?

Every year it seems to be more difficult to find funding for research ideas. Due to the variety in types of grants and funding agencies, it is very hard to find one that fits your idea. In order to help you we have made an overview of funding opportunities, subdivided into the level of research you wish to do. This overview is by no means complete but will hopefully get you started in your search.

A few things to keep in mind

  1. Foremost - start on time!
    It can sometimes take six months or more before the entire process is completed. The sooner you start your search, the higher your chances of obtaining funding for your research or for traveling abroad.
  2. You are not the only one to be overwhelmed.  
    The sheer number of grants can make your head spin before you even get started on the application process. How in this sea of options do you find the right one? One that is in the right field, is a geographical fit and offers the right amount you need. Do not panic, everyone starts out feeling this way. Try and remember that the large variety is a blessing as well as a curse. There is a lot but that increases your chances of getting one. If you spend the time finding the right one it can pay out.
  3. Get your thoughts down on paper.
    A good place to start and to narrow down options is to get the basics on paper. Two main issues are:
    • What is your project and field of expertise? Include not just the specifics of what you want to research but also its importance to science and society. Look at it from research funder’s perspective – they want to know what will be gained by giving you or your team their money. So do not just think about the in-depth particulars of your research but also its multidisciplinary and thematical aspects and of course societal impact.
    • What is the money for? Fieldwork. Travel money to visit fellow scientists. Multi-year, or multi-team project. Equipment. Expertise. (…)
  4. Get assistance and contact the Radboudumc funding officers.
    It may feel like everyone else understands this game of fundraising and that might stop you admitting that you are having difficulty tracking down grant money. However, every researcher struggles with this; there are so many options and they would rather spend their time researching. Radboudumc has funding officers to help you, so use their expertise.
    > Contact our Grant Support Office.

Grant Support Officers help researchers find funds

If you are a researcher at Radboudumc and wish to obtain a grant, whether national or international, for your research group or as an individual, we have Grant Support Officers at the Department of Valorization who can help you. There are also open consultancy hours per institute. go to Grant Support Office

International Office helps students find funds

Are you a student at Radboudumc and need help finding or applying to a grant to go abroad? You can contact the International Office to help you. go to International Office for students

Tools for finding funding

  • With Research Professional you cannot only find national funding opportunities but also worldwide funding opportunities open for researchers working in the Netherlands.

    go to tool

Bachelor's studentsRadboud(umc) funded grants


Radboudumc Student budget

Medicine, BMS and MMD students can appeal to the Radboudumc Student budget for a travel grant for study abroad (e.g. research internships).

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Radboudumc Student budget

  • The Radboudumc Studentbudget is a fixed travel subsidy from the faculty with a maximum of € 600 per person for their whole study period at the Radboud University.
  • A student can apply multiple times until the maximum of € 600 has been reached.
  • The amounts used are:
    • For a stay within Europe* € 150 per 4 weeks
    • For a stay outside of Europe € 200 per 4 weeks
  • Each study abroad stay should be a part of your curriculum, last a minimum of 4 weeks and be awarded with a minimum of 5.5 EC.
  • The minimum amount per stay is therefore € 150 and the maximum amount is € 600.
  • No distinctions are made between a stay abroad for the purpose of study, internship or medical elective.
  • If you are eligible for an Erasmus+ grant (for study & internship within Europe, except for Switzerland), you are not eligible for the Radboudumc Studentbudget!
  • Medicine students can also apply for a partial remuneration of mandatory vaccinations and language courses for the “Seniorcoschap” in the Dutch Antilles or the “Coschap Ontwikkelingslanden”.
  • Application forms are available at the StIP and the International Office for students.
  • In addition to the faculty grant you may also be entitled to a Student Life scholarship (if you have not been granted one before). Please visit the websites of Student Life for more information on the application procedure and the application forms.

The Nijmegen University Fund Student Life scholarships

The University Fund supports a wide range of activities by and for students that do not receive government or university funding but that are essential to a student's development. go to RU, Student Life

(Inter)national grants


Erasmus+ grants

Erasmus+ is an EU bursary program designed to encourage students to study abroad.

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Erasmus+ grants

  • If you are interested in study or research at a university in Europe, you may be eligible for an Erasmus+ grant, subject to certain conditions. International students who are registered at Radboud University Nijmegen can also participate in this program.
  • The allocation of the Erasmus+ grant is administered through the Radboud University International Office.
  • Erasmus+ grants are available for study or (research)internship purposes within the EU.
  • For internships all EU destinations are possible, even independent research institutes. In other words, it is not necessary for the institute that you wish to visit to be connected to a university.
  • For study you can make use of the available (bio)medical contracts of our faculty with other universities in the EU.
  • For internships the minimum period is 2 full calendar months, the maximum 12 months within one academic year. For courses the minimum period is 3 months and the maximum 12 months. You can make multiple uses of Erasmus+ during every cycle of your education (Bsc, Msc, PhD), each time up to the maximum of 12 months.
     [Z1]Link naar RU website tovoegen
  • The scholarship amount depends on the country you go to and whether you go for study or internship purposes. The Erasmus countries have been divided into three groups:
    • Group 1: Denmark, Finland, France, UK, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Norway, Austria, Sweden.€ 270,- p/month for study             
      • € 390,- p/month for internship
    • Group 2: Belgium, Cyprus, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Kroatia, Luxemburg, the Netherlands, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Czech Republic, Turkey.
      • € 210,- p/month for study              € 330,- p/month for internship
    • Group 3: Bulgaria, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Macedonia.
      • € 150,- p/month for study              € 270,- p/month for internship
  • If you want to apply for an Erasmus+ scholarship, contact the Radboudumc International Office for students via internationalofficestudents@radboudumc.nl. We will check if you are eligible and if so, we will send you the instructions for application.
  • Make sure you start the application procedure on time. For study purposes there is a practical deadline of application: March 1st of the previous academic year for any studyprogram in the first or second semester of the intended academic year. For internships a deadline of two weeks before the start of your internship applies for handing in the required documents (fully signed).

Want to study abroad? Find the right grant

Studying abroad can be expensive. Radboud University provides several grants to study or do an internship abroad. These grants are funded by both Radboud University and other institutions such as the European Union and the Dutch government. go to tool

Scholarships and grants incoming international students

There are a variety of scholarships available for studying at Radboud University. go to Radboud University

Travel grants

A general overview of about 200 funds for students, interns and researchers who want to go abroad for their education, internship or research. go to Nuffic

Master's studentsRadboud(umc) funded grants


Radboudumc Study Fund Scholarship for Master's students

The Radboudumc Study Fund is a scholarship for excellent students applying for the Master’s programs in Biomedical Sciences or in Molecular Mechanisms of Disease. The scholarship is highly selective.

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Radboudumc Study Fund Scholarship for Master's students

The Radboudumc Study Fund aims to provide very promising students without sufficient financial means the opportunity to complete a Master’s program in Biomedical Sciences or in Molecular Mechanisms of Disease, and possibly enroll in the PhD program afterwards.
 
Therefore, every academic year this fund offers about nine full scholarships to Radboud University’s most excellent international applicants. Eligibility for a Study Fund scholarship depends on the interview results, the results from your previous education, and (if applicable) your work experience. Scholarship candidates usually rank among the best 5% of their class.

The Radboudumc Study Fund covers any (outstanding) tuition fees and living expenses. Please note no extra costs such as flight and travel are covered.

How to apply

For non-EU students who wish to apply for the Radboudumc Study Fund, application for the Radboud Scholarship Programme (RSP) is mandatory. To apply for the Radboudumc Study Fund and RSP, simply tick the boxes in your Osiris application form when applying for the Master’s program.

Radboud Internationali­sation grants

In order to further develop and strengthen the international character of Radboud University, their Executive Board issues a number of international travel grants and other grants. Master’s students and PhD candidates enrolled at Radboud University can also apply. go to Radboud University (log-in needed)

Radboudumc Student budget

Medicine, BMS and MMD students can appeal to the Radboudumc Student budget for a travel grant for study abroad (e.g. research internships).

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Radboudumc Student budget

  • The Radboudumc Studentbudget is a fixed travel subsidy from the faculty with a maximum of € 600 per person for their whole study period at the Radboud University.
  • A student can apply multiple times until the maximum of € 600 has been reached.
  • The amounts used are:
    • For a stay within Europe* € 150 per 4 weeks
    • For a stay outside of Europe € 200 per 4 weeks
  • Each study abroad stay should be a part of your curriculum, last a minimum of 4 weeks and be awarded with a minimum of 5.5 EC.
  • The minimum amount per stay is therefore € 150 and the maximum amount is € 600.
  • No distinctions are made between a stay abroad for the purpose of study, internship or medical elective.
  • If you are eligible for an Erasmus+ grant (for study & internship within Europe, except for Switzerland), you are not eligible for the Radboudumc Studentbudget!
  • Medicine students can also apply for a partial remuneration of mandatory vaccinations and language courses for the “Seniorcoschap” in the Dutch Antilles or the “Coschap Ontwikkelingslanden”.
  • Application forms are available at the StIP and the International Office for students.
  • In addition to the faculty grant you may also be entitled to a Student Life scholarship (if you have not been granted one before). Please visit the websites of Student Life for more information on the application procedure and the application forms.

The Nijmegen University Fund Student Life scholarships

The University Fund supports a wide range of activities by and for students that do not receive government or university funding but that are essential to a student's development. go to RU, Student Life

(Inter)national grants


Erasmus+ grants

Erasmus+ is an EU bursary program designed to encourage students to study abroad.

read more

Erasmus+ grants

  • If you are interested in study or research at a university in Europe, you may be eligible for an Erasmus+ grant, subject to certain conditions. International students who are registered at Radboud University Nijmegen can also participate in this program.
  • The allocation of the Erasmus+ grant is administered through the Radboud University International Office.
  • Erasmus+ grants are available for study or (research)internship purposes within the EU.
  • For internships all EU destinations are possible, even independent research institutes. In other words, it is not necessary for the institute that you wish to visit to be connected to a university.
  • For study you can make use of the available (bio)medical contracts of our faculty with other universities in the EU.
  • For internships the minimum period is 2 full calendar months, the maximum 12 months within one academic year. For courses the minimum period is 3 months and the maximum 12 months. You can make multiple uses of Erasmus+ during every cycle of your education (Bsc, Msc, PhD), each time up to the maximum of 12 months.
     [Z1]Link naar RU website tovoegen
  • The scholarship amount depends on the country you go to and whether you go for study or internship purposes. The Erasmus countries have been divided into three groups:
    • Group 1: Denmark, Finland, France, UK, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Norway, Austria, Sweden.€ 270,- p/month for study             
      • € 390,- p/month for internship
    • Group 2: Belgium, Cyprus, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Kroatia, Luxemburg, the Netherlands, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Czech Republic, Turkey.
      • € 210,- p/month for study              € 330,- p/month for internship
    • Group 3: Bulgaria, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Macedonia.
      • € 150,- p/month for study              € 270,- p/month for internship
  • If you want to apply for an Erasmus+ scholarship, contact the Radboudumc International Office for students via internationalofficestudents@radboudumc.nl. We will check if you are eligible and if so, we will send you the instructions for application.
  • Make sure you start the application procedure on time. For study purposes there is a practical deadline of application: March 1st of the previous academic year for any studyprogram in the first or second semester of the intended academic year. For internships a deadline of two weeks before the start of your internship applies for handing in the required documents (fully signed).

Travel grants

A general overview of about 200 funds for students, interns and researchers who want to go abroad for their education, internship or research. go to Nuffic

Want to study abroad? Find the right grant

Studying abroad can be expensive. Radboud University provides several grants to study or do an internship abroad. These grants are funded by both Radboud University and other institutions such as the European Union and the Dutch government. go to tool

Scholarships and grants incoming international students

There are a variety of scholarships available for studying at Radboud University. go to Radboud University

PhD candidatesRadboud(umc) funded grants


Paid PhD positions

Radboudumc offers 12 to 24 paid PhD positions every year. The grants are connected to Principle Investigators from the three research institutes looking for PhD candidates. go to PhD pages

Master-PhD grants

Radboudumc offers its graduating Master’s students the opportunity to perform research as a PhD candidate on a self-written project. There are five grants available every year for the graduates of the following Master's:

  • Molecular Mechanisms of Disease
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Medicine
  • Dentistry
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Master-PhD grants

MSc students who have ambitions to perform their research as a PhD candidate are called to submit a research pre-proposal for 2018. The application deadline is 11 October 2017, 13.00 hrs.  

Goals

  • To promote research careers for excellent MSc graduates within Radboudumc.
  • To attract talented candidate students for the Radboudumc Master's.

Guidelines

  • To provide optimal training and research opportunities, candidates can only apply for a PhD position together with a Radboudumc (junior) Principal Investigator (eligible as of 1st January 2017; with a regular appointment at least 0,5 FTE during the entire PhD project and a (j)PI can only support the application of one candidate).
  • The PhD project should fit and strengthen the applicant’s research theme.
  • Applicants should be current MSc students of Radboudumc starting their Master in September 2016 (MMD and BMS students) of in September 2015 (Medicine and Dentistry students).
  • For 2018 5 positions are available divided as follows:
    One PhD project is earmarked for a MMD‐graduate, one PhD project is earmarked for a BMSgraduate, and one PhD project is earmarked for a Medicine/Dentistry‐graduate. Always under the condition that applicant and provided proposal is of excellent quality. The remaining project(s) will be allocated in an open competition for all Radboudumc MSc students (BMS, Dentistry, Medicine and MMD).
  • The MSc MMD and BMS will advertise this opportunity for MSc‐PhD tracks in their international recruitment.
  • The selected candidates should start their PhD research in the calendar year 2018.

Selection procedure

  • An invitation is sent to MSc students and (j)PIs to prepare a pre‐proposal.
  • Pre‐proposals must be submitted in the correct format, containing details of applicant, CV, details of intended supervisor, title of research idea and a summary of the research idea in max 300 words plus 5 key words. Only pre‐proposals on the correct form are accepted.
  • The selection committee decides which ten (two times the number of PhD grants) projects are selected to write a full research proposal in layman terms, based on the pre‐proposal and curriculum vitae. The selection should contain at least two MMD candidates and two BMS candidates.
  • Interviews are conducted with each of the candidates.
  • The selection committee ranks the projects on the basis of scores for Project description, Originality and innovation, Research work plan, Quality of researcher and Presentation and defence of the proposal.
> download pre-proposal form

Timeline for PhD projects commencing in 2018

  • June 2017: Call for pre‐proposals. (junior)PIs are informed by the Radboudumc Research Board. Students are informed via Ad Valvas and by the Education management teams (OMTs).
  • Wednesday 11 October 2017 (13:00): Deadline for pre‐proposals
  • After 3 November 2017: Decision by selection committee will be communicated to the students: the projects are selected, for which the candidates write a full proposal
  • Friday 1 December 2017 (13:00): Deadline for full proposals
  • Monday 11 December 2017 (13:30‐17:30) Interviews: Candidates present their projects for the
  • selection committee. This is the only opportunity to present the project. Only candidates presenting their projects on this day are eligible for a PhD‐position.
  • After 15 December 2017: Decision by PhD project selection committee will be communicated to the candidates.

Radboud Internationali­sation grants

In order to further develop and strengthen the international character of Radboud University, their Executive Board issues a number of international travel grants and other grants. Master’s students and PhD candidates enrolled at Radboud University can also apply. go to Radboud University (log-in needed)

Travel grants

Each research institute has travel grants available for work-related travel (e.g. conference, work placement) expenses.

Travel to Barcelona RIMLS-IRB

In the context of internationalization RIMLS and the Institute for Research in Biomedicine in Barcelona have agreed to collaborate in each other's research and educational programs and PhD candidates and postdocs of RIMLS might be able visit the institute in Spain.

Project Sint Maartenskliniek and Radboudumc

Both institutions offer a PhD position for conducting joint scientific research. A duo consisting of a Sint Maartenskliniek researcher and a Radboudumc researcher can submit an application to the fund.

Project Rijnstate and Radboudumc

Both institutions offer two PhD positions for conducting joint scientific research. A duo consisting of a Rijnstate researcher and a Radboudumc researcher can submit an application to the fund.

Revolving Research Fund R3Fund

R3Fund is a scholarship program for PhD candidates from low-middle income countries.

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Revolving Research Fund R3Fund

The Radboudumc Revolving Research Fund (R3Fund) is a scholarship program for PhD candidates from low-middle income countries. It is a sandwich construction to perform part of the PhD study in the home country and part in the Netherlands. The total duration of the PhD research is maximally 4 years and the PhD defence at the Radboudumc should take place within 1 year. Maximal funding from the R3Fund is €70.000.

The R3Fund offers at least two PhD positions every year.

The upcoming deadline for submitting a proposal is set on 1 March.
 

(Inter)national grants


Rubicon

Have you recently completed or in the process of completing your PhD degree at Radboudumc? The Rubicon program offers Dutch researchers with a PhD the opportunity to gain experience at top research institutes abroad. This experience will give you a greater chance of continuing your academic career. go to NWO, Rubicon

International mobility opportunities

  • Radboud University receives Erasmus funding to support staff in undertaking training opportunities. Erasmus+ Staff Training will allow you to gain knowledge from other educational institutes.

    go to Radboud University


Travel grants

A general overview of about 200 funds for students, interns and researchers who want to go abroad for their education, internship or research. go to Nuffic

PostdocsRadboudumc funded grants


Radboud Excellence Fellowships

The twenty Radboud Excellence fellowships are intended for non-Dutch researchers based outside the Netherlands who have obtained their doctorates between two and twelve years ago. They will be selected on the basis of their academic record, as well as a promising and original research plan.

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Radboud Excellence Fellowships

The Radboud Excellence Initiative is a joint enterprise of Radboud University and Radboudumc. Promising researchers who have completed their doctorate between two and twelve years at the point of nomination may be nominated for a Fellowship. Prospective members of the Radboud Excellence Initiative must be nominated by an employee of Radboudumc who has either won a prestigious grant or is a member of an esteemed international organization. Nomination and selection of new candidates take place twice a year. Once nominated and selected, Fellows may come to Radboudumc to undertake research for a maximum of two years.

Members of the Radboud Excellence Initiative:
  • receive attractive remuneration or prizes
  •  are taken care of from the date they are officially selected.
  • receive guidance on all practicalities of moving to and living in the Netherlands from the Excellence Hospitality Team while an interesting and fun social program ensures that they receive the most from this once in a lifetime experience.
By the end of their stay in the Netherlands, Fellows will find themselves part of a tight-knit exclusive community which fosters interdisciplinary academic curiosity.

> read more on Radboud University website

(Junior) Principal investigators

Prominent researchers and lecturers who play a leading role in higher education or the degree programs offered at Radboudumc can be appointed as principal investigators (PI), principal lecturers (PL) or junior PIs or PLs. This designation remains valid for a period of three years. read more

Travel grants

Each research institute has travel grants available for work-related travel (e.g. conference, work placement) expenses.

TURBO grants

The University of Twente and Radboudumc have set up the Twente University RadBoudumc Opportunities (TURBO) program. Together they will supply four TURBO grants, in two rounds. read more

Travel to Barcelona RIMLS-IRB

In the context of internationalization RIMLS and the Institute for Research in Biomedicine in Barcelona have agreed to collaborate in each other's research and educational programs and PhD candidates and postdocs of RIMLS might be able visit the institute in Spain.

(Inter)national individual grants


Rubicon

Have you recently completed or in the process of completing your PhD degree at Radboudumc? The Rubicon program offers Dutch researchers with a PhD the opportunity to gain experience at top research institutes abroad. This experience will give you a greater chance of continuing your academic career. go to NWO, Rubicon

Veni grant

The Veni grant is aimed at excellent researchers who have recently earned their PhD degrees. The grant gives them the opportunity to spend three years further developing their ideas. go to NWO, Veni

Vidi grant NWO

The Vidi grant is aimed at excellent researchers who have been conducting postdoc research for a number of years. The grant gives them the opportunity to spend five years developing their own innovative line of research and employ one or more researchers to assist them. go to NWO, Vidi

Starting grant European Research Council

This grant is for ground-breaking research conducted by excellent researchers. The ERC offers the Starting Grant to give young researchers the opportunity to start or expand their own research groups. The grant is for researchers who completed their PhD degree two to seven years ago. go to ERC, Starting grant

Consolidator grant European Research Council

ERC offers the Consolidator Grant to give excellent researchers the opportunity to expand their own research groups and transition from working under a supervisor to being independent researchers in their own right. The grant is for researchers who completed their PhD degrees 7 to 12 years ago. go to ERC, Consolidator grant

Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions

MSCAs provide grants for all stages of researchers' careers - be they doctoral candidates or highly experienced researchers - and encourage transnational, intersectoral and interdisciplinary mobility.

  • ITNs support competitively selected joint research training and/or doctoral programs, implemented by European partnerships of universities, research institutions, and non-academic organizations.


Travel grants

A general overview of about 200 funds for students, interns and researchers who want to go abroad for their education, internship or research. go to Nuffic

(Inter)national project grants


Horizon 2020

H2020 is a EU Research and Innovation program with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years. The goal is to ensure Europe produces world-class science, removes barriers to innovation and makes it easier for the public and private sectors to work together in delivering innovation. go to H2020

European Cooperation in Science and Technology

COST does not fund research itself, but funds pan-European, bottom-up networks of scientists and researchers across all science and technology fields. go to RVO (Dutch)

European Regional Development Fund

ERDF programs aim to reduce economic disparities between European regions. The main priorities are research and innovation; ICT; small and medium-sized enterprises; promotion of a low-carbon economy. go to Rijksoverheid (Dutch)

INTERREG Europe

INTERREG Europe aims to ensure that government investment, innovation and implementation efforts all lead to integrated and sustainable impact for people and place. go to RVO (Dutch)

Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions

MSCAs provide grants for all stages of researchers' careers - be they doctoral candidates or highly experienced researchers - and encourage transnational, intersectoral and interdisciplinary mobility.

  • ITNs support competitively selected joint research training and/or doctoral programs, implemented by European partnerships of universities, research institutions, and non-academic organizations.


NIH Grants National Institutes of Health

NIH is the largest public funder of biomedical research in the world, investing more than $32 billion a year to enhance life, and reduce illness and disability.

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NIH Grants National Institutes of Health

NIH funded research has led to breakthroughs and new treatments, helping people live longer, healthier lives, and building the research foundation that drives discovery. Radboudumc is registered to submit proposals open to foreign institutes. The easiest way to find open calls is via the research professional database, while all NIH opportunities you find are open for foreign applicants.

Please note the procedure to submit is different from other grants.

Grant Support Officers help researchers find funds

If you are a researcher at Radboudumc and wish to obtain a grant, whether national or international, for your research group or as an individual, we have Grant Support Officers at the Department of Valorization who can help you. There are also open consultancy hours per institute. go to Grant Support Office

Assistant / Associate professorsRadboudumc funded grants


Radboud Excellence Fellowships

The twenty Radboud Excellence fellowships are intended for non-Dutch researchers based outside the Netherlands who have obtained their doctorates between two and twelve years ago. They will be selected on the basis of their academic record, as well as a promising and original research plan.

read more

Radboud Excellence Fellowships

The Radboud Excellence Initiative is a joint enterprise of Radboud University and Radboudumc. Promising researchers who have completed their doctorate between two and twelve years at the point of nomination may be nominated for a Fellowship. Prospective members of the Radboud Excellence Initiative must be nominated by an employee of Radboudumc who has either won a prestigious grant or is a member of an esteemed international organization. Nomination and selection of new candidates take place twice a year. Once nominated and selected, Fellows may come to Radboudumc to undertake research for a maximum of two years.

Members of the Radboud Excellence Initiative:
  • receive attractive remuneration or prizes
  •  are taken care of from the date they are officially selected.
  • receive guidance on all practicalities of moving to and living in the Netherlands from the Excellence Hospitality Team while an interesting and fun social program ensures that they receive the most from this once in a lifetime experience.
By the end of their stay in the Netherlands, Fellows will find themselves part of a tight-knit exclusive community which fosters interdisciplinary academic curiosity.

> read more on Radboud University website

Hypatia Tenure Track Grants

This grant aims to promote innovation in academic research by giving young, creative and talented researchers the opportunity to further their own research within the context of our three research institutes. These positions offer a special opportunity to establish an independent research group. read more

TURBO grants

The University of Twente and Radboudumc have set up the Twente University RadBoudumc Opportunities (TURBO) program. Together they will supply four TURBO grants, in two rounds. read more

(Junior) Principal investigators

Prominent researchers and lecturers who play a leading role in higher education or the degree programs offered at Radboudumc can be appointed as principal investigators (PI), principal lecturers (PL) or junior PIs or PLs. This designation remains valid for a period of three years. read more

Travel grants

Each research institute has travel grants available for work-related travel (e.g. conference, work placement) expenses.

(Inter)national individual grants


Vidi grant NWO

The Vidi grant is aimed at excellent researchers who have been conducting postdoc research for a number of years. The grant gives them the opportunity to spend five years developing their own innovative line of research and employ one or more researchers to assist them. go to NWO, Vidi

Vici grant NWO

This grant is aimed at senior researchers who have successfully developed an innovative line of research and provided excellent coaching for young researchers. The grant gives them the opportunity to build a research group. A logical step following a Vici grant is an appointment as professor. go to NWO, Vici

Starting grant European Research Council

This grant is for ground-breaking research conducted by excellent researchers. The ERC offers the Starting Grant to give young researchers the opportunity to start or expand their own research groups. The grant is for researchers who completed their PhD degree two to seven years ago. go to ERC, Starting grant

Consolidator grant European Research Council

ERC offers the Consolidator Grant to give excellent researchers the opportunity to expand their own research groups and transition from working under a supervisor to being independent researchers in their own right. The grant is for researchers who completed their PhD degrees 7 to 12 years ago. go to ERC, Consolidator grant

Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions

MSCAs provide grants for all stages of researchers' careers - be they doctoral candidates or highly experienced researchers - and encourage transnational, intersectoral and interdisciplinary mobility.

  • ITNs support competitively selected joint research training and/or doctoral programs, implemented by European partnerships of universities, research institutions, and non-academic organizations.


Travel grants

A general overview of about 200 funds for students, interns and researchers who want to go abroad for their education, internship or research. go to Nuffic

ProfessorsRadboudumc funded grants


Radboud Excellence Professorships

Radboud Excellence Professorships are intended for researchers who have had a significant impact in their discipline and beyond, and who can be expected to remain active as researchers for several years. The professorships are intended for non-Dutch researchers based outside the Netherlands.

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Radboud Excellence Professorships

The Radboud Excellence Initiative is a joint enterprise of Radboud University and Radboudumc. Researchers who are established in their discipline may be nominated for a Professorship. Prospective members of the Radboud Excellence Initiative must be nominated by an employee of Radboudumc who has either won a prestigious grant or is a member of an esteemed international organization. Nomination and selection of new candidates take place twice a year. Once nominated and selected, Professors may come to Radboudumc to undertake research for a maximum of six months.

Members of the Radboud Excellence Initiative:
  • receive attractive remuneration or prizes
  • are taken care of from the date they are officially selected
  • receive guidance on all practicalities of moving to and living in the Netherlands from the Excellence Hospitality Team while an interesting and fun social program ensures that they receive the most from this once in a lifetime experience
By the end of their stay in the Netherlands, Professors will find themselves part of a tight-knit exclusive community which fosters interdisciplinary academic curiosity.

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(Junior) Principal investigators

Prominent researchers and lecturers who play a leading role in higher education or the degree programs offered at Radboudumc can be appointed as principal investigators (PI), principal lecturers (PL) or junior PIs or PLs. This designation remains valid for a period of three years. read more

Travel grants

Each research institute has travel grants available for work-related travel (e.g. conference, work placement) expenses.

(Inter)national project grants


Horizon 2020

H2020 is a EU Research and Innovation program with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years. The goal is to ensure Europe produces world-class science, removes barriers to innovation and makes it easier for the public and private sectors to work together in delivering innovation. go to H2020

European Cooperation in Science and Technology

COST does not fund research itself, but funds pan-European, bottom-up networks of scientists and researchers across all science and technology fields. go to RVO (Dutch)

European Regional Development Fund

ERDF programs aim to reduce economic disparities between European regions. The main priorities are research and innovation; ICT; small and medium-sized enterprises; promotion of a low-carbon economy. go to Rijksoverheid (Dutch)

INTERREG Europe

INTERREG Europe aims to ensure that government investment, innovation and implementation efforts all lead to integrated and sustainable impact for people and place. go to RVO (Dutch)

Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions

MSCAs provide grants for all stages of researchers' careers - be they doctoral candidates or highly experienced researchers - and encourage transnational, intersectoral and interdisciplinary mobility.

  • ITNs support competitively selected joint research training and/or doctoral programs, implemented by European partnerships of universities, research institutions, and non-academic organizations.


NIH Grants National Institutes of Health

NIH is the largest public funder of biomedical research in the world, investing more than $32 billion a year to enhance life, and reduce illness and disability.

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NIH Grants National Institutes of Health

NIH funded research has led to breakthroughs and new treatments, helping people live longer, healthier lives, and building the research foundation that drives discovery. Radboudumc is registered to submit proposals open to foreign institutes. The easiest way to find open calls is via the research professional database, while all NIH opportunities you find are open for foreign applicants.

Please note the procedure to submit is different from other grants.

Grant Support Officers help researchers find funds

If you are a researcher at Radboudumc and wish to obtain a grant, whether national or international, for your research group or as an individual, we have Grant Support Officers at the Department of Valorization who can help you. There are also open consultancy hours per institute. go to Grant Support Office

(Inter)national individual grants


Advanced grant European Research Council

This grant is for ground-breaking research conducted by excellent researchers. The ERC offers the Advanced Grant to give exceptionally talented researchers the opportunity to submit proposals for ground-breaking and high-risk research. go to ERC, Advanced grant

Spinoza Prize NWO

This grant is awarded to top-level researchers in the Netherlands. The prize is an acknowledgement of what the researcher has achieved in his or her career and an encouragement to continue that work. Researchers cannot submit an application themselves, but must be nominated. go to NWO, Spinoza Prize

Synergy grant European Research Council

This grant is for ground-breaking research conducted by a group of two to four excellent researchers. One condition is that the project itself and each of the researchers are exceptional. go to ERC, Synergy grant

Vici grant NWO

This grant is aimed at senior researchers who have successfully developed an innovative line of research and provided excellent coaching for young researchers. The grant gives them the opportunity to build a research group. A logical step following a Vici grant is an appointment as professor. go to NWO, Vici

Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions

MSCAs provide grants for all stages of researchers' careers - be they doctoral candidates or highly experienced researchers - and encourage transnational, intersectoral and interdisciplinary mobility.

  • ITNs support competitively selected joint research training and/or doctoral programs, implemented by European partnerships of universities, research institutions, and non-academic organizations.


Travel grants

A general overview of about 200 funds for students, interns and researchers who want to go abroad for their education, internship or research. go to Nuffic