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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 2018.

Project grants 2019 - application procedure

The 2019 funding round will begin with an invitation sent to the faculties in November 2018. Applications must be received at 4 February 2019 at the latest. The criteria and conditions can be found below. If you have any questions, or if you would like to discuss your application, please feel free to contact Henk Snijders (Secretary for Allocation of Funds) by e-mail to CWB@luf.leidenuniv.nl or by telephone on +31 (0) 71 527 49 03 (Mon-Thu).

If you wish to apply for a subsidy for a congress organization, you can check the Subsidy Conditions CWB - academic projects to see whether your project is eligible for a CWB subsidy. If you meet all the criteria you can submit an application via the CWB Academic Projects Application Form. The deadline is 4 February 2019 at 10.00.

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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