The ACS Nursing Research grant is aimed at Amsterdam UMC nurses, with a Master’s degree, who are interested in preparing a PhD trajectory in the cardiovascular field in combination with clinical duties as a nurse.

ACS Nursing Research grants of €12.500 are used for 1,5 day a week protected research time during 1 year for a preparatory Nursing Research project. The Nursing Research grant is aimed at exploring your abilities for doing research and at providing a foundation for evidence based nursing practice in the cardiovascular field. The research question should be related to the care of cardiovascular patients and the candidate should be embedded in an existing research group for guidance and support. The preparatory year will be used to complete a grant application. After the first year, if successful, the candidate and the research group are expected to independently acquire subsequent funding.

Status: closed

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Who can apply: Nurses who obtained their Master’s degree and who work in one of the clinical departments of Amsterdam UMC, with supervisors who are experienced in conducting research in the cardiovascular field. NB the supervisor should be named as one of the applicants.

Your application will be judged on

  • Quality of CV
  • Quality of project and presentation by the candidate
  • Future perspective of the candidate
  • Future opportunites for obtaining funding for a PhD project
  • Perspective to fit within ACS
  • Quality of the Research team, that will provide feedback and discussion sessions. NB the team should be at least 2 postdoctoral researchers and one experienced nurse researcher.

Additional requirements

Matching is required from involved departments: a modest bench fee if applicable, and support that secures 1,5 day a week to be spent on research.

One grant is available for location VUmc and one grant for location AMC.


The application form will appear here once the new call opens.