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Call for proposals: Faculty Fund for Research Collaboration – Seed money

2 January 2023

The Board of the Faculty of Humanities makes 40.000 euro available in 2023 to support joint initiatives of researchers from different institutes of the Faculty of Humanities, for example (but not exclusively) organizing workshops, seminars, events or study trips. This funding is meant to stimulate exchange and collaboration between researchers of our Faculty.


The fund is open to researcher with a paid research position at the Faculty of Humanities, excluding PhD candidates. It is not possible for lecturers to apply for funding from this fund. Academic staff of ACPA, with a position at the University of the Arts are eligible for this fund. An application needs to be submitted by a minimum of two researchers from different institutes of the Faculty of Humanities.

Only staff members with a paid position until a minimum of one year after the year in which the initiative for which funding is received takes place, are eligible for this fund.

Applicants can request a maximum amount of 10.000 euro per application. Only applications using the standard application form will be reviewed.

It is not allowed to fund teaching exemptions from this fund.


Applications will be reviewed by representatives of all the institutes of the Faculty of Humanities.

The following criteria will be taken into account:

  • The innovativeness of the collaboration.
  • The added value of the proposed initiative to the collaboration.
  • The importance of an interdisciplinary approach in the research of the applicants.
  • The plans for bringing the collaboration further, after the proposed initiative.


Reporting is limited to a report of maximum one A4, in which the applicants reflect on the initiative for which funding was awarded, including how it contributed to strengthening collaboration across disciplines/institutes. 


Applications consisting of a completed application form (Dutch or English), C.V.’s of all applicants and a budget are to be submitted by sending an email to m.c.belderbos@hum.leidenuniv.nl on Wednesday the 15th of February 2023 at the latest. Applications submitted after this date will not be reviewed. The review committee aims to publish the results of the review on Wednesday the 15th of March 2023 at the latest.


If you have any questions about applying for this fund, do not hesitate to send an email to m.c.belderbos@hum.leidenuniv.nl

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