Academy Early Career Partnerships

The Academy Early Career Partnerships programme was set up with the aim of encouraging researchers at the start of their careers to enter into or develop interdisciplinary collaborations in order to arrive at new fundamental research insights in all fields of science.

An Academy Early Career Partnership enables early career researchers to organise a meeting with participants from different scientific disciplines to jointly explore unconventional, innovative ideas or methods for fundamental research.

A maximum of ten Partnerships are allocated annually. The allocation consists of a maximum of € 10,000 for organising a meeting at the Academy or at a location of choice.

Since we all might not be able to travel in the near future because of COVID-19, we ask all applicants to describe an alternative meeting, such as an online or hybrid gathering, next to the original meeting.

The Academy Early Career Partnerships are made available by the Academy Fund.

Disciplines

All

Who is it for?

Researchers who work at a university or research institute in the Netherlands and who were awarded their PhD no longer than 7 years ago. This period is subject to the Academy extension regulation.

How to apply

Applications can be submitted via the application form (doc). This form may be submitted up to and including 1 February 2021 via wetenschapsfondsen@knaw.nl. Please consult the regulations (pdf) before doing so.

Any questions? Please contact us via wetenschapsfondsen@knaw.nl.