For external grant opportunities, the Amsterdam UMC Research Grant Support team provides support for Amsterdam UMC researchers on a large variety of national and international grant schemes and funds.

Visit the Amsterdam UMC Research Grant Support page for more detailed information or subscribe to the Yellow Pages in order to receive the latest news on grant opportunities. 

Research Grant Support

The Amsterdam UMC Research Grant Support team offers tailor-made services to researchers in Amsterdam UMC. The grant advisors provide up-to-date knowledge and expertise to secure the acquisition of national and European research grants fostering successful and excellent scientific research in Amsterdam UMC. Targeted grants support services are catered to the specific needs of Amsterdam UMC applicants applying to e.g. EU funding programs, prestigious national consortium grants and the NWO Talent Program as well as other prestigious ‘talent’ grants.

Yellow pages

Yellow Pages is the weekly newsletter from the Amsterdam UMC Research Grant Support team. It is published on Thursdays and contains announcements about grant opportunities, scientific meetings and other activities related to research. Input for Yellow Pages can be sent to on Mondays, before 12.00 hrs. To subscribe/ unsubscribe: please send an e-mail to

Contact details

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Scientific grant opportunities for AGEM researchers

Do you need funding for your research? Major funders, with grant possibilities across all three of AGEM’s research programs, are listed below.

    Amsterdam UMC fellowship

    The Amsterdam UMC Fellowship (formerly known as AMC Fellowship) has the goal to attract very talented researchers to the Amsterdam UMC, who are able to set up their own research group. The Amsterdam UMC fellowship is an awarded tenure track, based on the criteria of what was formerly known as the AMC Tenure Track.

    There is one Amsterdam UMC fellowship available per year and it will be advertised on the Amsterdam UMC vacancy site.

    The fellowship consists of €750,000 for the full term of five years (less for a shorter period, on a pro rata basis). In this sum the salary of the fellow, the salary of a PhD candidate and/or their bench-fees are included.

    The selection of the Amsterdam UMC fellowship will start after a set deadline (one per year) to stimulate competition. A selection procedure will only take place if there is a sufficient number of suitable candidates and a nomination will only take place if a candidate who meets the criteria can be selected. The fellowship has to be accepted or declined within three months after formal approval. The Amsterdam UMC fellowship is not open for Amsterdam UMC researchers with a permanent position.

    Check the information page of Research Support to see if the Amsterdam UMC fellowship vacancy is currently open and what the next application deadline is.

    Stipendium Kemp Legaat

    Bertus Kemp was a biochemist at the University of Amsterdam, who was well known for his work on the biochemistry of connective tissue. He held a keen interest in prolyl hydroxylases and ATP synthase and incorporated azido-labelled substrate analogues in his research. 

    Annualy, the ‘Bertus Kemp Stipendium’ of € 20.000 will be awarded to an early-stage (i.e. >2 years post-PhD, < 8 years) biochemical scientist in the Netherlands appointed at a university or research institute in Amsterdam, who needs financial support to extend their network and initiate novel (inter)national collaborations for future applications of consortium grants. Funding can be used to cover

    • bench fee for experiments, including outsourced large-scale experiments;
    • an exchange visit to the collaborator lab to learn or employ a new technique;
    • an exchange visit of the collaborator to the main applicant for a lecture plus masterclass and brainstorming future collaborations.

    Once finished, the outcome of the project will be presented. The proposed research concerns studies on basic biochemical processes. Check out the GNGH website for the full list of requirements and the next deadline for the proposal submission. For questions please email

    Out of the box grants

    Amsterdam UMC TKI-PPP Grant

    TKI-PPP grant Amsterdam UMC stimulates its researchers to perform research projects together with companies in Public-Private Partnerships (PPP). Go to the IXA website for more information and current deadlines.

    Branco Weiss Fellowship

    The Branco Weiss Fellowship – Society in Science is a community of exceptional young scientists who share a passion for taking research beyond the mainstream. Fellows are given the means to pursue their personal vision of a particular scientific project independently – in the best possible locations, anywhere in the world. The fellowship is awarded to postdocs for up to five years. Besides a passion for the research itself, what Branco Weiss Fellows and Alumni also have in common is a flair for communicating beyond their own field of study and with society at large.

    The fellowship program was initiated and financed by the Swiss entrepreneur Dr. Branco Weiss, who passed away in October 2010. It is based at ETH Zurich. Find out more information and current deadlines on the Branco Weiss Fellowship website.