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Academic project

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 up to € 35,000 to support young researchers at Leiden University who are just beginning their careers. 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’).

Project grants - application procedure

The deadline for the next project grant round is the end of January 2025. The grant conditions (similar to the version downloadable from the top green 'tile') will be available during November 2024.

If you have any questions, please contact the CWB secretariat by e-mail to CWB@luf.leidenuniv.nl (Inge Erkelens, Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri).

Reporting on completed project

We must receive your final report for your project no later than two months after the project is completed. Please submit your final report using the LUF grant portal. Note: for grants which are not applied via the portal, you must use the form for CWB Final Report – Academic projects and the declaration form

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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