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 (with €1000) 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 Ivano Malavolta: i.malavolta@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).
  • We offer participants of our yearly IWDS workshop research vouchers of 1k, 1.5k, and 2.5k to further develop initial collaborative ideas.

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

Initiative Deadline Call status Target audience
Academy Assistants – 2024/2025 14th  June, 2024 Open Researchers, PhD candidates, Msc students
NI Research Visits 2024 20th June, 2024 Open PhD candidates, postdocs, UDs, UHDs, Profs
Academy Assistants – 2023/2024 20th June, 2023 Closed Researchers, PhD candidates, Msc students
NI Research Visits 2023 1st June, 2023 Closed PhD candidates, postdocs, UDs, UHDs, Profs
IWDS 2023 research vouchers 17th March, 2023 Closed Attendees of IWDS 2023
NI Research Visits 2022 16th September, 2022 Closed PhD candidates, postdocs, UDs, UHDs, Profs
Academy Assistants – 2022/2023 24th June, 2022 Closed Researchers, PhD candidates, Msc students
Use-Me Project 13th May, 2022 Closed Researchers, PhD candidates, Bsc/Msc students
IWDS 2022 research vouchers 25th March, 2022 Closed Attendees of IWDS 2022