Funding

To advance interdisciplinary research on the digital society, the Network Institute employs several funding instruments.

  • Our hallmark funding scheme is the Network Institute Academy Assistant (NIAA) program, which each year funds 10-15 positions for excellent student assistants to work with staff in small interdisciplinary research groups on highly focused projects.
  • Every two years, we hand out three Industry Research Vouchers in a competitive round, allowing NI researchers to work together with a company on a valorization project for a period of one (full) month.
  • In addition, there is an open program to sponsor (usually with € 500) events and initiatives by NI members which help us to pursue our agenda of advancing interdisciplinary research on the digital society. For more information, e-mail Ivar Vermeulen: i.e.vermeulen@vu.nl.
  • We also actively endorse Open Access Publishing by offering to reimburse € 500 in fees for your open access-published paper (first come, first served).

More funding programs are on the way; we will keep you posted!

Initiative Deadline Call status Target audience
NI Research Visits 16th September, 2022 Open Any VU staff member (PhD candidate, postdoc, UD, UHD, Profs)
Academy Assistants Program 24th June, 2022 Closed Researchers, PhD candidates, Msc students
Use-Me Project 13th May, 2022 Closed Researchers, PhD candidates, Bsc/Msc students
IWDS 2021 Research vouchers 25th March, 2022 Closed Researchers, PhD candidates, Bsc/Msc students