The Academy raises and manages private funds meant to encourage research by and knowledge-sharing among young researchers in particular. The programmes consist of travel and research grants, fellowships, awards and project funding.  

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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.

Academy Ecology Fund

The Academy Ecology Fund supports ecological fieldwork in the Netherlands and abroad and ecological research abroad by young ecologists.

Academy Fund for Behavioural Research

The purpose of the Academy Fund for Behavioural Research is to promote outstanding behavioural research.

Academy Medical Sciences Fund

The purpose of the Academy Medical Sciences Fund is to promote outstanding research in the medical sciences. The Fund supports two grant programmes for young researchers and one grant programme for medical students.

Arend Heyting Foundation

The aim of the Arend Heyting Foundation is to build on the knowledge of mathematical logic, and in particular intuitionism.

Dobberke Grant

The Dobberke grant of the Dr. J.L. Dobberke Foundation for Comparative Psychology is intended for research in the field of animal behaviour; this includes fields as behavioural biology and psychology.

Evert Willem Beth Foundation

The Foundation’s aim is to continue and extend the work of the Dutch logician Evert Willem Beth. It encourages philosophical research and the teaching of philosophy by organising symposiums and lectures and providing funding.

Fulbright Scholarship Program

The Fulbright Scholarship Program gives Dutch students, PhD students and researchers an opportunity to study, carry out research or teach in the United States.

Gonda Fund

The J. Gonda Fund Foundation supports the scholarly study of Sanskrit, other Indian languages and literature, and Indian cultural history.

Science communication by scientists: Appreciated!

The pilot fund ‘Science communication by scientists: Appreciated!’ supports scientists who are committed to science communication. The Dutch Minister of Education, Culture and Science has made one million euros available for this purpose. This fund is administered by the Academy.

Statesman Thorbecke Fund Programme

The aim of the Statesman Thorbecke Fund is to promote knowledge about the life, work and intellectual legacy of Johan Rudolf Thorbecke (1798-1872), statesman and founder of Dutch parliamentary democracy.

Van 't Hoff Fund

The Van ’t Hoff Fund promotes research in chemistry.