This grant is to support young postdoctoral talent at the crucial stage in their innovative research towards successful future grant applications. The 2021 call is closed.

Target group

Postdocs (fundamental, translational, clinical researchers) within 6* years after their PhD with potential to start/continue their own research line and research group within one of the AII programs.

What can be applied for

The postdoc grant, with a maximum of € 80.000 will fund salary costs (for postdoc salary), publishing costs, travel costs and consumables. The grant has to be necessary to cover the salary of the applicant..

Eligibility criteria

  • The applicant is in the first 6 1 years after obtaining his/her PhD-degree. There may be a possibility to extend the upper limit of 6 years after PhD in some cases (medical training, parental leave etc), please address this in the application and refer to your CV.
  • The applicant needs to be (or become) embedded in at least one of the programs of the AII research institute.
  • Only completed application forms are eligible for evaluation. The applicant needs to be open and transparent about other submitted grant applications.
  • The applicant needs to provide an overview of other grant applications, submitted and currently under review. You may need to make a choice between this postdoc grant and other grants obtained in the event these grants are overlapping.

Evaluation criteria

  • Motivation on how this grant will be crucial for the career of the applicant
  • Scientific quality of the project (counts for 40% in the candidate's score)
  • Relevance of the project for AII (counts for 20% in the candidate's score)
  • CV/Scientific potential of the applicant & improved prospects for new subsequent funding (counts for 40% in the candidate's score)

Application procedure

Send the completed application form, including CV to: grants@amsterdam-infection-and-immunity.org .

Deadline

March 28th, 2021, 23:59 hrs.

Selection Procedure

The AII Grant committee will evaluate the applications of the researchers based on the aforementioned criteria. A maximum of 8 candidates will be invited for an online interview on May 2021. Applicants will be informed about the final outcome in June 2021.

Timeline

Contact: grants@amsterdam-infection-and-immunity.org


[*] There may be a possibility to extend the upper limit of 6 years after PhD in some cases (medical training, parental leave, as NWO Extension clause). Please address this in the application and refer to your CV.