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 2020.
Project grants 2021 - application procedure
The application procedure for academic projects 2021 is open from Tuesday 15 December 2020 until Monday 8 February 2021 at 13.00 hrs. See the tile on the right side of this page for the conditions and application procedure. 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.