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ABC Grants

ABC x IAS short research leave funding

In a cooperative initiative, ABC and the UvA Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) are jointly financing a new type of ABC grant that aims to facilitate time-off for writing new interdisciplinary grants.

Writing grant proposals is a time-consuming process, and the daily hassle not always allow researchers the time for a properly thorough and creative thought process.  Some grant proposals are so big, ambitious, ground-breaking, away-from-core-business, etc. that they cannot just be done on the side. 

With the ABC x IAS grant, we offer ABC members a time-out to spend at the IAS institute with one or more other ABC members to jointly prepare an interdisciplinary grant proposal, to be submitted to NWO/EU or other grant agencies. [1]

  • ABC can award 1 grant in 2019, worth 20K€.

The grant consists of max. 20K€ (for all expenses to be covered, for all ABC-members on board, and including possible seed investments for research explorations).

This money can be used to finance any form of assistance, including teaching or other task replacement, that can be used to enable the researcher to spend time at the IAS. In addition, it is possible to apply for funding (travel and accommodation costs, up to €7.500) to support the invitation of international collaborators.

The ABC particularly encourages grant proposals on a topic that fits within one or more of the recently formulated ABC Themes and Transversal Perspectives:

ABC Themes

DIR Decision‐Making, Impulse Control & Rationality
PML Plasticity, Memory & Language (including Learning)
PAC Perception, Attention & Consciousness

Transversal Perspectives

MOD (neuro)computational Modeling
ID Individual Differences
TS Translational Science


The ABC offers

  • The ABC offers funding up to max. €20.000 (+ €7.500 for the invitation of international collaborators).

This can be used for compensation to liberate time from other departmental duties (such as teaching).

[1] The ABC x IAS short research leave funding is not meant for the preparation of any personal grant applications, such as Veni, Vidi, Vici or ERC (except for an interdisciplinary multi-investigator ERC Synergy grant).

The IAS offers the facilities of IAS international fellows program

  • ‘home base’ at the IAS: flexible work space, use of facilities
  • networking support
  • organizational support for events such as academic discussions, lectures and think tanks
  • scholarships for student assistants

(see IAS fellowship)

 

Criteria

In order to be eligible for funding, the application contains the following elements:

  • a brief description of the main idea for the contents of the grant to be written (max 500 words),
  • a justification of why time-off at this scale is crucial for a successful application (max 200 words)
  • the alleged grant scheme to which will be submitted, including deadline and specifics
  • collaborators within and outside UvA/ABC
  • international guests who will be invited (if applicable)
  • time schedule, including time spent at IAS
  • a budget estimation

Deliverable

An interdisciplinary grant proposal, with one or more collaborators, feasible but of high ambition, that is ready to be submitted (in time).

Deadline: 15 November 2019

Aim: Provide ABC members with a time-out to spend at the IAS institute with one or more other ABC members - to jointly prepare an interdisciplinary grant proposal, to be submitted to NWO/EU or other grant agencies.

Who can apply: Members of ABC with a completed PhD, and who have at least 0.5 FTE appointment at the UvA or AMC.

 

Application form ABC x IAS research leave