The Amsterdam UMC Research Grant Support (RGS) staff offers tailor-made services to researchers on both locations in Amsterdam UMC. The team is the merging of the Research Office (AMC location) and the Grants Desk (VUmc location).

About

The RGS team offers support 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 programmes, prestigious national consortium grants and the NWO Talent Programme as well as other prestigious ‘talent’ grants.

Changes in the research funding landscape and new opportunities based on national and international developments, are regularly evaluated for the creation of new service streams, such as for example the recent COVID-19 emergency wave. The team delivers a range of support from pre- to post-acquisition. 


News

About Horizon Europe: Hear, Hear it’s here!!!

Cluster 1 Health Calls and the calls' text are published

The first calls for proposals are open on the Commission's Funding and Tenders.

Are you already preparing a proposal with a consortium and EU collaborators? Get in touch with us to let us know and to discuss support via rgs@amsterdamumc.nl. Find more information on Research Grant Support (RGS) services for EU grants support services here and benefit from our toolkits for new project, co-writing and reviews, brainstorming with consortia.


Horizon Europe

Cluster 1: Health funding programme 

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Horizon Europe, the successor of the H2020 programme, is the next research & innovation funding programme of the EU (2021-2017). The first calls are expected to open in Q2 2021 (most likely in April). 

Support from Amsterdam UMC Research Grant Support 

The Amsterdam UMC Research Grant Support office would like to support Amsterdam UMC researchers with the preparation of their Horizon Europe – cluster 1: Health grant applications. Please contact the EU Grant Advisors of RGS for more information about the draft call text and application support. (see our contact details below). 

Horizon Europe – cluster 1: Health 

The 2021-2022 Work Programme of the cluster 1 'Health' will be directed towards Key Strategic Orientations (KSOs) for research and innovation set by Horizon Europe’s Strategic Plan
2021-2024.  

This Strategic Plan aims to create a more resilient, inclusive and democratic European society and promoting an open strategic autonomy by leading the development of key digital and enabling technologies, sectors and value chains.  

The calls within this cluster mainly contribute to four impact areas of the Strategic Plan:  

1. Good health and high-quality accessible healthcare;  
2. a resilient EU prepared for emerging threats;  
3. high quality digital services for all;  
4. competitive and secure data-economy. 
 
More specifically, cluster 1 'Health' aims to contribute to six expected impacts as set by the Strategic Plan, which are the Destinations of this Work Programme. 

These Destinations are the following:  

  1. staying healthy in a rapidly changing society; 
  2. living and working in a health-promoting environment;
  3. tackling diseases and reducing the burdens of disease; 
  4. ensuring access to high-quality health care; 
  5. unlocking the full potential of new tools and digital solutions; 
  6. and maintaining an innovative, sustainable and globally competitive health industry.

    Projects may take the form of top-down collaborative projects, as indicated in the call text:

    • Research and Innovation Actions (RIA): number of partners  ≥ 3 out of different Member States or Associated Countries; 
    • Innovation Actions (IA): number of partners  ≥ 3 of different Member States or Associated Countries;
    • Coordination and Support Actions: number of partners minimally 1; funding 100%.

    Find here general information on: 

    - Horizon Europe 
    - Applying for Horizon Europe grants 
    - The services of the Research Grant Support office 

      Questions? Please contact us at rgs@amsterdamumc.nl.  


      News from important funders: NWO | ZonMw | Dutch Heart Foundation | European Research Council (ERC) | European Commission (EC) | KWF (Dutch Cancer Society)


      Service overview

      Are you looking for consortium grants or are you preparing an application for a fellowship? We invite you to get in touch with us to benefit from a range of expertise and tools to help you with your grant application.

      Consortium grants

      One of the major focus points of the Amsterdam UMC Research Grant Support is to provide assistance on multi-partner, multidisciplinary research applications, especially those within the next EU’s Research and Innovation programme Horizon Europe, but also large national grants such as:

      Support by RGS includes:

      • feasibility & risk assessment of the fit of your project idea in the call text;
      • possible links with consortia and networking;
      • stakeholder analysis;
      • strategic advice;
      • possible internal pre-acquisition project management to be discussed;
      • and reviews and templates for the proposal development.

      Investment grants

      RGS provides support and advice on investment grants, such as NWO Investment Large.

      Personal grants

      Part of the Amsterdam UMC Research Grant Support consists of providing assistance to researchers taking part in:

      • NWO’s Talent Scheme  (i.e. Veni, Vidi, Vici)
      • ERC grants (i.e. ERC Starting, Consolidator, and Advanced grants) via support groups (see ‘Support groups’).

      Moreover, support is provided to applicants for the

      A guidance programme is available for researchers in this category, generally consisting of:

      • information meetings;
      • workshops on writing a research proposal;
      • advisory sessions;
      • and presentation training sessions.

      Support group system

      The RGS office provides assistance to researchers taking part in:

      Location-specific support groups are available for researchers in this category.

      The support group system consists of a ‘peer-to-peer’ support in which experienced researchers (either with the specific grant or within your research field) offering feedback and tips on the proposal. This support is on top of the regular support received from direct colleagues. Each support group is chaired by a senior researcher or a laureate and consist of members who are PIs and/or grants’ laureates.

      The support groups are open to all Amsterdam UMC researchers and to all researchers from outside the university wishing to base themselves at Amsterdam UMC.

      Yellow Pages

      Yellow Pages is the weekly newsletter of Amsterdam UMC Research Grant Support. 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 the RGS secretariat on Mondays before 12.00h. Please also use this email address to subscribe/unsubscribe for the newsletter.


      Contact details

      The Amsterdam UMC Research Grant Support team provides up-to-date knowledge and expertise to attract appropriate funding for Amsterdam UMC. The grant advisors support grant applications from Amsterdam UMC researchers on many national and international grant schemes and funds.

      Grant advisors

      • Isabelle Wartelle - Head of the Amsterdam UMC Research Grant Support/EU Grant Advisor/EU Support Coordinator
      • Anne-Lieke van Deijk - Grant Advisor
      • Renske van Dijk - Grant Advisor
      • Simone de Jong - Grant Advisor
      • Bart Jordi - Grant Advisor
      • Ayla Kempers - Grant Advisor
      • Kimberley Kolijn – Grant Advisor, Project management
      • Brenda Olivier – Grant Advisor
      • Eugenie Quartier - Grant Advisor, EU Project management
      • Maartje de Snoo - Grant Advisor

      Policy advisors

      • Guido Leerdam - EU Advisor, Legal Entity Appointed Representative (LEAR) VUmc

        Secretariat

        • Karen Bond - secretariat
        • Bente Gielen - assistant

        Diversity and inclusion

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        Awarded grants

        See for an overview of Amsterdam UMC's awarded grants