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Funding Opportunities

Amsterdam Centre for European Studies - ACES

ACES provides a number of funding opportunities for its affiliates to support their research as well as organizing academic and public events. The calls are separated between the funding for the ACES affiliates of all four participating faculties - Economics and Business, Humanities, Law, and Social and Behavioural Sciences: the UvA RPA Funding. And the calls specific for the ACES affiliates from the faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences: the FMG RPA Funding.

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.

    Because of the COVID-19 restrictions, the call for applications for academic conferences has been postponed until later notice.

  • 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 research 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. Deadline for applications for 2021 will be communicated to the ACES affiliates. 

FMG Research Priority Area Funding

  • Academic Conferences

    Academic conferences are one-day events where a topic with a distinct European dimension is addressed. They typically bring together a combination of ACES affiliates and external speakers. Proposals that cut across ACES Research Themes are welcome. Cooperation with other UvA faculties and 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. 

    Because of the COVID-19 restrictions, the call for applications for academic conferences has been postponed until later notice

  • 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 FMG. Research support can be requested to achieve one of the following objectives:

    1. To prepare an application for an ERC, NWO and other major individual grant: a Seed Grant
    2. To advance research related to one of ACES’s three Research Themes or the Migration Network: a Thematic Research Grant

    Deadline for applications for research support for 2021 will be communicated to ACES affiliates.

    For more information about all calls please write to Gijs van der Starre