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ACES provides a number of funding opportunities for its affiliates to support their research as well as organizing academic and public events. These calls are open to ACES affiliates of all four participating faculties - Economics and Business, Humanities, Law, and Social and Behavioural Science and are funded under the UvA RPA Funding. To become an affiliate of ACES, please email with your CV, description of your research area, and indicate which one of our five theme groups you would like join.

UvA Research Priority Area Funding

  • Academic conferences

    Academic conferences  are one or two day events where a topic with a distinct European dimension is addressed. They pursue an interdisciplinary approach and involve at least two of the participating UvA faculties (FEB, FGw, FMG, FdR). Cooperation with external partners is encouraged, as is co-sponsorship and co-funding. A conference should aim at producing tangible outcomes, such as a proposal for a special issue of a journal or an edited book.

  • Preparing collaborative grant proposals

    ACES can provide financial support for the preparation of collaborative grant proposals (for programmes such as Horizon2020 and NORFACE), e.g. for organising or participating in planning meetings. Applications are accepted all year round.

  • PhD and Postdoc funding support

    ACES supports direct research related costs (e.g. visiting a conference, transcriptions of interviews, etc.) for PhD candidates and postdocs affiliated to ACES. The maximum amount available is € 1.500 per person. 

  • Research Support

    Through its support for research on contemporary Europe, ACES aims to provide an opportunity to build and strengthen the research profile of its affiliated academic staff at the UvA. Research support can be requested to achieve one of the following objectives:

    • To prepare an application for an ERC, NWO and other major individual grant: a Seed Grant
    • To advance research related to one of ACES’s Research Themes: a Thematic Research Grant