The Erasmus University Rotterdam provides the following incentive programmes for its researchers:
Support Programme National and International Projects (SNIP)
In order to stimulate excellent research and international networks in the acquisition of external funding, the Executive Board of the Erasmus University Rotterdam provides financial support for applications aiming at network-building and for the preparation of high level research proposals to be submitted to (inter)national funding organisations. This will not only increase the visibility of EUR in the outside world. It also provides additional support and an incentive for researchers who want to act as coordinator for or partner in a consortium for a high level (international) research or networking proposal. The Support Programme explicitly means to support the faculty programmes in establishing and strengthening their (inter)national networks, as well as successfully applying for external funding, such as H2020 and Erasmus+. Applications for establishing networks such as in the case of the ERANET calls are also eligible.
The Support Programme accepts applications for the following purposes (which may consist of a mix of instruments):
- Organizing meetings in order to strengthen a high level international network or consortium, and deepening of research questions in preparation of an (international) funding application.
- Travel and accommodation costs: in principle the support programme funds the outgoing mobility costs (i.e. travel and accommodation costs) for researchers of the Erasmus University Rotterdam.
- Additional support by an external agency in the final stages of preparation of a high level (international) funding application (‘an extra pair of eyes’).
- (Teaching) Replacement grant for the preparation and/or writing of an (international) funding application.
Research Excellence Initiative (REI)
Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) is inviting research groups to submit proposals under the Research Excellence Initiative. Proposals may be for a period of five years, to a maximum amount of 800.000 euro. The aim of the research excellence initiative is to enhance the quality and impact of EUR research, stimulate collaboration between disciplines, thus to attract top talent to the EUR, and to reach higher visibility for the best research groups on the international scale. Proposals may include a variety of activities, including direct research costs, conferences, research infrastructures, and exchange programs. These activities should support a strategy to achieve higher quality and impact of EUR research, as well as concrete plans to attract research funding through major grants (ERC, NWO, third parties …).
EUR Fellowships Scheme
Due to the lack of budget and/or the growing competition it has become more difficult for recently graduated researchers to secure a permanent position at their university or acquire research funding. This partly due to the transfer of research funds from universities to the NWO. It is, however, becoming increasingly important to acquire grants at the outset of one’s career. With the EUR Fellowships Scheme, the Erasmus University Rotterdam wants to provide recently graduated and talented researchers with more assurance in their career move. In addition, the EUR Fellowship should be seen as an extra encouragement in trying to obtain external financing in spite of the increasingly lower chances of success.
Researchers that have submitted an admissible proposal for a NWO Veni, NWO Vidi or an ERC Starting Grant, but who in spite of receiving a good evaluation, for budgetary reasons did not receive funding from NWO or the European Commission, qualify for a EUR Fellowship in the firstcoming round of the EUR Fellowships. The research project needs to be considered fundable by NWO or the European Commission.
For more information:
Petra Roelfzema, Research Support Office, 010-4081151, roelfzema@ ubib.eur.nl
Webpage on the EUR Fellowships Scheme, including Call text