Funding opportunities

Below we have listed a selection of funding organizations and their grants. For access to a more complete list of funding opportunities (large and small), contact us at

Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO):
Veni (max. 250 k, researchers who recently obtained their PhD)
Vidi (max. 800 k, experienced researchers)
Vici (max. 1.5 mln, senior researchers)
Rubicon (work abroad for researchers who recently obtained their PhD)
Aspasia (in order to speed up the promotion of female scientists) (attached to VIDI and VICI)

European Research Council (ERC):
Starting grant (max. 1.5 mln, researchers with 2-7 years of experience since completion of heir PhD)
Consolidator grant (max. 2 mln, researchers with 7-12 years of experience since completion of their PhD)
Advanced grant (max. 2.5 mln, active, leading researchers with a track-record of significant research achievements in the last 10 years).

European Commission (EC) - Marie Sklodowska-Curie:
Individual Fellowship (work abroad for experienced researchers with a doctoral degree or at least four years’ full-time research experience)
ITN (consortia of universities, research centres and companies train a new generation of researchers through developing skills in entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation).

European Commission (EC) - Societal Challenges
In cooperation with other academic and non-academic partners from different EU member states, large research projects are set up on topics under the thematic workprogrammes.

Data management plan

It is increasingly common for grant providers to require research proposals to include a data management plan. In this document, the researcher indicates how he or she plans to collect, process and store the necessary research data. Each grant provider has certain requirements, especially for data storage.
Information on the data management policy of the School of Business and Economics is provided here: [ link naar data management]

On VUnet you will also find information, guidelines and templates for data management plans (login).