The purpose of the Application Bonus (application fee) is to encourage researchers to develop project proposals for submissions at NWO, KNAW, the European Commission and AXA Research Fund. Two kinds of application Bonuses are available.
ESE's Application Bonus
This application bonus (formerly application fee) rewards ESE researchers € 2.500 for their efforts applying for a grant.
- Amount: € 2,500* granted to the department of the applicant.
- Applicable to both granted and unsuccessful proposals.
* When an application is successful but not financially rewarded;
1. An additional EUR-application fee of € 7,000 can be applied for.
2. When the EUR-application fee is awarded, ESE grants an additional bonus of € 2,500 to the department of the applicant.
Any ESE researcher who applies for a grant is eligible for the application bonus, as long as the following criteria are met:
- The application should be approved in advance by the dean (via ESE's funding team).
- The Application Bonus should be applied for within two months after sending in the grant-application.
- The grant must cover a substantial amount of the personnel costs of an ESE PhD candidate or ESE Researcher.
- Grants from the following institutions are eligible: NWO, European Commission and KNAW (Tweede Geldstroom)
- For other institutions, approval by the funding team is needed (for example AXA research Fund)
- It is not possible to obtain an application bonus for Travel grants (e.g. NWO Rubicon, FP7 Marie Curie IOF).
- The procedure below should be followed.
After finding a call and writing your proposal**:
- Send proposal to the funding team for approval by the dean.
- Officially apply for the grant at the relevant institution.
- Send within two month after officialy applying an e-mail to ESE's funding team to apply for the application bonus. Include the receipt of submission and the proposal.
** For support please contact the ESE's funding team.
Please note: the EUR-application fee will be terminated per 1-7-2013 (see below). ESE is currently reviewing the ESE application bonus.
Erasmus University Application fee
Three kinds of application fees are acknowledged at the Erasmus University Rotterdam:
NWO Grant Regulations
All proposals assessed as positive by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), with a minimum classification of ‘very good’ (A-Qualification), which for pure financial grounds cannot be honoured, shall receive a grant of €7,000 per research proposal. However, exceptions are applications for subsidies that purely compensate the expenditures of a stay abroad (e.g., the Rubicon Subsidy). In order to be eligible for this, an application must be submitted to the Corporate Planning and Control personnel department, together with NWO letters that attest to the fact that the NWO ‘approved’ project cannot be financially honoured. This grant is then made available to the particular department via a budget mutation and may be allotted – at the discretion of the department – to conventions, study trips, etc.
Innovation Impulse Grant
Since 2001 a grant of €7,000 has been allotted (by the Executive Board) to the national Innovation Impulse scheme, which has been assessed by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NOW) as positive (A-qualification), but which on pure financial grounds has not been honoured. This grant is then made available to the particular department via a budget mutation and may be allotted – at the discretion of the department – to conventions, study trips, etc.
Grants for international research / EU projects
As part of the research programmes of the (6th and 7th) Framework Programme of the EU, for each application assessed minimally as ‘very good’, but nevertheless not honoured, in principle there is a grant of €7,000 made available based on the entry of ‘internationalisation’ (Innovation Funds). In order to be eligible, the EUR author must submit an application to the Corporate Planning and Control personnel department together with letters that attest to the fact that the EU has assessed the project as ‘very good’ or excellent, but that it cannot be financially honoured. This grant is then made available to the particular department via a budget mutation and may be allotted – at the discretion of the department – to conventions, study trips, etc.
Please note: these regulations will be terminated per 1-7-2013. Request for grants for applications submitted before 1-7-2013 can be submitted to Corporate Planning and Control until 31-12-2013. New regulations are currently under review.
For questions regarding the Erasmus University Application fee please contact Nicole Clarijs