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ABC Project Grant

Please use the 2021 application form: available for download at the bottom of this page, and upload the completed document in step 2

ABC Project (1 Post doc or 1 PhD student for 2 years*, max. 250k €)

Eligibility criteria

  • Research to be carried out at UvA
  • No simultaneous submission of same or similar proposal to other funding agency

Selection criteria

  • Quality proposed research
excellent, innovative and feasible 40%
  • ABC nature

a) interdisciplinary focus, involvement of at least two different faculties and disciplines

b) match with one or more ABC Themes and Transversal Perspectives

  • Quality applicants (PIs)



- Post docs are preferred, but a case can be made for a PhD student proposal (the maximum funding will be the same, however, €250k)

- If the to be appointed post doc is already known, their cv should be added

* In case of clinical research with patients, a request can be made to extend the funding to a longer period. This should be included in the budget estimation.

Who can submit

The proposal should be submitted by a full ABC member, with an at least 0.5 FTE appointment at UvA or AMC (not the to be appointed Post doc), and include information about the content and innovativeness of the project, possible collaborations within the ABC and in which faculty the Post doc will be appointed.

Female PI’s are especially encouraged to apply.

The grant consists of a lump sum of €250k. The faculty where the Post doc will be appointed should match any exceeding of this budget.

  • Proposals will only be considered if there is no ongoing ABC Project or Talent funding in the name of the main applicant at the time of submission. Thus, if the main applicant for a Project Grant 2021 is 2nd or 3rd partner on an ongoing ABC funded grant, she or he is eligible to apply.
  • Applicants can only participate in one proposal.


Funding new interdisciplinary research projects.


ABC Project Grant 2021: 31 January 2021 (24:00)

Required starting date

within 6 months after reception.