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Leiden University Fund fosters research and education at Leiden University by providing grants to researchers and students. LUF would not be able to provide these grants without the generous donations from Leiden University alumni and supporters. 

Research project grants

Once a year, LUF awards a number of research project grants to Leiden University researchers. The grants are provided by several named funds and the Gratama Foundation. More information on the annual round for research project grants can be found here: Research project grants. Next round starts October 2016, the deadline being at the start of January 2017

Conference and travel grants

Throughout the year, LUF awards conference and travel grants to researchers from Leiden University. The following grants are available:


Leiden University students can apply for the following student grants:

  • LISF grants
    The LUF International Study Fund (LISF) enables BA and MA students to travel abroad for individual projects related to their degree programmes. 
  • CASSA grants
    The CASSA committee awards grants that subsidise activities organised by students for students. 
  • Other student grants
    A number of funds awards grants to students from specific degree programs or with a specific need/purpose.

Important dates

All deadlines can be found in our events calendar.



If you have a question about grant application requirements and procedures, please contact us via +31 71 513 0503 or

Conference and travel grants

Did you apply for a conference organisation grant, conference participation grant or study trip grant?
Click here for application results