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Apply for Individual Grants

Autumn is a great time of year to consider preparing an individual award application. The Luris Grant Development team has prepared some tools to help you on your way.

Here are the three main tools to help you decide if and when to submit, especially to review your CV, reflecting on whether you match the requirements of the funder and identify whether you are ready to submit or if you need to spend the coming year raising your profile and your publication record:

Below we highlight a number of the most popular individual grants available, but don’t despair if the deadline is too tight (or past) because we will provide you with information on the expected future submission dates too.

The sooner you get in touch with us for guidance the better. Many successful grantees have told us their proposal idea was in the back of their minds for a while before they started to put ideas on paper. This type of proposal shouldn’t be rushed, especially since all the schemes are highly competitive. Luris is here to help.

Early Career Grants

The following individual grants are available to you if you have between 0 and 8 years experience post-PhD.

1. NWO Rubicon
What: Opportunity for talented researchers at Dutch universities/research institutes to gain experience at a top research institution outside the Netherlands
Who: Those who have completed their doctorate in the past year
When: Annual call – next deadline expected end August 2018
Further information



2. H2020 Marie Curie Individual Fellowships
What: Fellowship for best, most promising individual researchers
Who: Obtained their PhD or have at least 4 years full-time experience working in research by the deadline date
When: 14-Sep-17 (annual call – next deadline expected mid-September 2018)
Further information

European Fellowship
Global Fellowship


3. NWO Innovation Research Incentives Scheme - Vidi
What: Experienced researchers who have worked independently on their own innovative ideas
Who: 3-8 years post PhD (eligibility date is 1 Oct 2017)
When: 05-Oct-17 (annual call – next deadline expected early October 2018)
Further information



4. H2020 European Research Council Starting Grant
What: For talented early-career scientists who have already produced excellent supervised work, and are ready to work independently with potential as a research leader
Who: 2-7 years post PhD (eligibility date 1 January 2018)
When: 17-Oct-17 (annual call – next deadline expected mid-October 2018)
Further information



5. LEaDing Fellows Postdocs Programme
What: Opportunity for postdocs to gain experience in either Leiden University, Leiden University Medical Centre, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Erasmus Medical Centre and Delft University of Technology for two years
Who: Obtained their PhD or have at least 4 years full-time experience working in research by the deadline date
When: 10-Jan-2018 (Next and final deadline – 31-Oct-2018)
Further information



6. NWO Innovation Research Incentives Scheme - Veni
What: For researchers who have recently obtained their PhD to conduct independent research and develop their ideas
Who: 0-3 years post PhD (eligibility date 1 January 2017)
When: early-mid January-18 (annual call – next deadline expected early-mid January 2019)
Further information


Mid-Career Grants

These are schemes available to those who have between 7 and 12 years experience post-PhD.

H2020 European Research Council Consolidator Grant
What: For scientists who wish to consolidate their independence by establishing a research team (or strengthening it) and to continue to develop a successful career in Europe
Who: 7-12 years post PhD (eligibility date 1 January 2018)
When: 15-Feb-18 (annual call – next deadline expected mid-February 2019)
Further information


Grants for Experienced Researchers

We would like to highlight the two most important grants.

1. NWO Innovation Research Incentives Scheme - Vici
What: Offers senior researchers the opportunity to build their own research group within their research institution
Who: Obtained their PhD in the last 15 years
When: 24-Aug-17 (pre-proposal deadline was 23 March 2017) – this is an annual call
Further information



2. H2020 European Research Council Advanced Grant
What: For established, leading principal investigators who would like long-term funding to pursue ground-breaking, high-risk research
Who: Research active researchers with significant research achievements in the last 10 years
When: 31-Aug-17 (annual call – next deadline expected mid-August 2018)
Further information



If you are considering any of the above funding schemes please get in touch with us as early as possible, so that we can arrange a meeting and get you started with your proposal - here.

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