Grant (€75.000) for exceptionally talented researchers who are in the first 5 years after obtaining a PhD-degree and want to start their own research line (VENI-profile) or who want to further develop their own research line (VIDI-profile, max 8 years after PhD graduation).

The AGEM research institute aims to develop research talent that fits well within the defined research programs of the institute:

  1. Re-generation and neoplasms of the digestive system
  2. Digestive function and pathology
  3. Endocrinology, metabolism and nutrition
  4. Inborn errors of metabolism

The AGEM research institute will provide a mentoring program for exceptionally talented researchers and targets researchers in two different career stages:

1. VENI profile:

For talented researchers who are in the first 5 year(s) after obtaining their PhD degree, who want to start their own research line. This program includes:

  • €75.000 free to spend as long as it benefits the proposed research proposal.
  • guidance in developing one’s own research line.

2. VIDI profile:

For exceptionally talented researchers who are in the first 8 year(s) after obtaining their PhD degree, to strengthen their recently initiated own research line. This program includes:

  • €75.000 free to spend as long as it benefits the proposed research proposal. However, the grant cannot be used to cover the applicant’s own salary.
  • guidance in further developing one’s own research line.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for enrollment in the AGEM talent development program:

  • The researcher must be talented (top 10%) and in the first 5 (VENI profile) or 8 (VIDI profile) year(s) after obtaining his/her PhD-degree (The extension rule of NWO is applicable).
  • The researcher is (or will be) embedded in a research group of a principal investigator (PI) from the Amsterdam UMC who is participant of the AGEM research institute (responsible AGEM PI).
  • The researcher can provide a signed agreement from the responsible AGEM PI with whom the researcher is (or will be) embedded stating that the researcher will be senior author on the manuscripts produced on the project.
  • For MD-PhD researchers: the researcher can provide a signed agreement from the head of the department stating that at least 0.2 FTE of the researcher’s time will be devoted to research.
  • The applicant must have an appointment at Amsterdam UMC at least until the end date of the proposed research project.

Application

The application should include:

  • Application form:
    - Personal information
    - Research proposal (not more than 3 A4)
  • Budget stating how the money will be spent
  • Motivation letter of applicant (not more than 1 A4)
  • CV of applicant (for VENI profile application)
  • Narrative CV of applicant (for VIDI profile application) with:
    - Academic profile in max. 1200 words
    - List of key output (max 10)
    - Description why this is the key output
  • Signed agreement from the responsible AGEM PI (see Eligibility requirements)
  • Signed agreement from the head of the department (For practicing MDs only) (see Eligibility requirements)
  • Proof of appointment at the Amsterdam UMC until the end date of the proposed research project

Application form:

Submission

Please send the application in one combined PDF-file to: agem@amsterdamumc.nl

Call for 2021 is now closed.

Incomplete applications and applications submitted after the deadline will not be taken into consideration.

Selection procedure

The AGEM research board and AGEM reviewers will judge the applications on how well the researcher and the proposed research fit within the goals and aims of the AGEM research institute.

Nominated applicants will be invited for an interview that will take place

Time line

Contact

For questions contact Eva Dirkx-Beuling: agem@amsterdamumc.nl.