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LDE Governance of Migration and Diversity Seed Fund

The LDE GMD Seed Fund provides funding for migration and diversity-related research, events and community projects that stimulate interdisciplinary collaboration and interuniversity engagement. Funding is available for individual and teams of master's students, PhD candidates and researchers.

1 May 2024
Target group
Master, PhD
Countries/ nationalities
All nationalities
Scholarship type
Archaeology, Humanities, Medicine/LUMC, Governance and Global Affairs, Law, Social and Behavioural Sciences, Science, Interfacultair Centrum voor Lerarenopleiding, Onderwijsontwikkeling en Nascholing (ICLON), African Studies Centre, International Institute for Asian Studies, Honours Academy, Plato

For who?

  • For individual academics or teams of academics looking for an opportunity to realise an innovative or creative idea.
  • You must be a master's student, PhD candidate or researcher affliliated with Leiden University, TU Delft or Erasmus University Rotterdam.
  • All academics (any career stage) can apply, however LDE GMD particularly encourages early and mid-career academics.

Eligibility requirements

  1. Initiatives must include collaborative ambition: Applications include at least two individuals affiliated with Leiden, Delft or Erasmus University with a substantial role (support is not intended for mono-university initiatives).
  2. Initiatives must include interdisciplinary teams: Applications need to include / or be embedded in interdisciplinary teams.
  3. Initiatives create LDE relevant outcomes: Applications include an idea of how the outcomes could (in)directly contribute to LDE GMD.
  4. Initiatives relate thematically to governance of migration and/or diversity and social inequalities: Applications relate thematically to the LDE GMD research agenda and explicate how the outcomes could (in)directly contribute to LDE GMD

For full eligibility requirements see the LDE GMD Seed Fund website.

Application & selection

You can apply before 1 May 2024 for one of the following funding streams:

  • LDE GMD research fund
    For developing and supporting the start-up phase of an interdisciplinary research project.
  • LDE GMD events fund
    For the organisation of symposia, events or research meetings.
  • LDE GMD community fund
    Targeted at young scholars (Masters and PhD) who are organising activities.

For application instructions and selection criteria, see the LDE GMD Seed Fund website

Further information

For further information on the LDE GMD Seed Fund, send an email to info@gmdcentre.nl.


The Leiden-Delft-Erasmus Centre Governance of Migration and Diversity (LDE GMD) is an interdisciplinary research centre with a focus on the governance of migration and diversity. As a strong and cohesive research network, we work together with students, academics and practitioners. 

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