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Frequently asked questions: Kiem grants

Do you have questions about the Kiem grant? You can find answers to frequently asked questions on this page.

Yes. To promote collaboration among faculties, only applications can be submitted where applicants from at least two faculties are taking part. It is, of course, permitted to have several of the applicants working at the same faculty if there are more than two applicants.

If this is a new proposal within an existing collaboration, an application may be submitted.

Once the proposal has been honoured, the applicant can ask for an advance via the coordinating faculty. Once awarded, the funding will be paid in one lump sum to the SAP number provided by the applicant.

Both material and personnel costs (only hiring student or management assistants,support at meetings and events) are eligible for subsidy. Exact costs should be budgeted (without faculty mark up).

Certainly! Academics who are at the start of their (academic) career are encouraged to work in interdisciplinary partnerships.

You certainly may!

The Kiem grant is inclusive, and is available for interfaculty partnerships relating to both teaching and research.

The latest starting date is 1 January 2025 and the project should be completed within 12 months after the starting date.

There is no extension scheme for this application.

Based on our ambitions regarding openness and the recognition and rewards for academic work (Academia in Motion), we work with so-called 'open proposals'. In this case, this means that the names, affiliations and abstracts of the projects will be made publicly available (online) - regardless of whether the proposals are awarded or excluded by lottery. We do this to give attention to good ideas, so that we can learn from each other and to promote cooperation (for example, on adjacent proposals).

Proposals can focus on building networks, organising seminars and workshops, conducting a pilot study, producing publications, creating research proposals, etc. Funding under the Kiem grant is not intended to exempt the researcher from teaching, but can be used for other staff-related expenses, such as hiring student or management assistants and support staff for meetings.

You may, provided you are affiliated with the Faculty of Medicine. It does not matter whether you are WP or OBP but because this is an internal call for Leiden University, applicants must be affiliated with Leiden University.

You may, but each application must involve at least two staff members from different faculty/interfaculty institutes. 

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