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.  


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


  • 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.

Funding and support from Bachelor's students to professors

Radboud(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.

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