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Academic project

Once per year, the Leiden University Fund’s (LUF) Committee for Academic Expenditure (Commissie voor Wetenschappelijke Bestedingen, CWB) awards grants for research and teaching projects in various academic disciplines.

The LUF intends to use these grants to support young postdoc researchers at Leiden University who are just beginning their careers. In principle, the grants vary from €5,000 to €25,000. These subsidies for talented young academics often serve as an important springboard to prepare applicants for future applications to the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) and other institutions. These grants are sourced from the general LUF funds and the Named Funds (Dutch) managed by the LUF, as well as from collaborations with external funds, in particular the Gratama Foundation, the Elise Mathilde Fund and the Stichting Verpakking en Milieu (‘Packaging and Environment Foundation’).

Click here for an overview of the projects that received grants in 2019.

Project grants 2021 - application procedure

The application procedure for Academic Project 2020 has been closed. At the end of 2020, more information about the subsidy round of 2021 will follow via this page.  If you have any questions, please contact the CWB secretariat by e-mail to CWB@luf.leidenuniv.nl or by telephone on +31 (0) 71 527 49 03 (Henk Snijders, Mon-Thu).

Reporting on completed project

We must receive your final report for your project no later than three months after the project is completed. Please submit your final report using the form for CWB Final Report – Academic projects. The expenses claim must include certain information. Please attach the following information to the form:

  • Financial expenses claim (please use the declaration form)
  • Descriptive report 
  • Photographs of the project

Please see the criteria for the CWB final report to find out what you need to include in your descriptive report. The expenses claim will provide the basis for the grant amount to be decided and paid, and it will help us to show alumni, donors and potential donors what their support has achieved. Your report and photographs will become the property of the LUF and may be used for publication purposes. 

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