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Different types of funding are available. The ACLC offers small grants to sponsor the organization of research activities, such as workshops, conferences, seminars and public lectures and different types of networking grants and fellowships. The Faculty Research Fund covers the costs of conference attendance, research trips, publication expenses, and costs associated with working with human test subjects.
  • ACLC Sponsoring for Events

    ACLC can provide funding to its members (staff and PhD candidates) for the organization of research activities, such as workshops, conferences, seminars and public lectures.

    Guidelines for funding

    • Local: max. € 250 
    • National: max. € 500 
    • International: max. € 1,000 
    • Special events: € at the discretion of the research director 

    Conditions for funding

    • The event is organized by an ACLC member and is relevant and open to other ACLC researchers
    • The event preferably takes place in Amsterdam
    • The funding application is sent well in advance of the event or deadline for submissions and includes a short description of the event, the names of the organizers and a budget
    • At least one month before the event or the deadline for submissions, ACLC receives an announcement in English for the website and the newsletter
    • ACLC is acknowledged in all materials related to the event as a sponsor
    • ACLC does not cover honorariums to speakers
    • ACLC only sponsors events that are inclusive and respect diversity

    Applications can be submitted continuously via and are assessed by the ACLC research director.

  • ACLC Flash Visit Grants

    The ACLC offers up to twelve ACLC Flash Visit grants (700 euros) per year. This type of funding is available on a first come first serve basis. The Flash Visit grant covers travel and/or accommodation costs only.

    The Flash Visit Grant (max 700 euros) makes it possible for a Research Group to:

    1. invite external collaborators from abroad for a flash visit (a few days or a week) during which they can join specific RG activities, give an ACLC seminar, and collaborate with their host RG on a specific project; or:
    2. allow a member of a specific RG to pay a short visit to a collaborating team abroad. This way ACLC members can also join external partners for a couple of days of intensive work.

    This grant is meant for ACLC members to pay a very short visit to collaborators in universities outside The Netherlands, or for such collaborators to visit an ACLC Research Group for a short period of time (a "flash visit") to engage in intensive work. Please contact for the application form for a Flash Visit grant.

  • The Faculty Research Fund

    Research funds are available to researchers and PhDs employed by the Faculty whose research time is charged to the government/direct funding (“eerste geldstroom”). 

    The maximum amount for research expenses to be reimbursed per researcher is € 1,500, including PhD candidates, whose research hours are charged to the government/direct funding. The research fund can be used to meet the costs of conference attendance, research trips, and publication expenses. Researchers and PhD candidates who are working with human test subjects can request an additional € 1,000 per year for the small compensations they are giving their test subjects.

    The Faculty guidelines and application form can be downloaded via the link below.