Published: 2021-02-15 09:05 | Updated: 2021-02-15 09:08

Apply for KID grants for partial financing of new doctoral students

The 2021 call for applications comprises 70 KID grants, of which up to 5 of the grants consists of a larger amount (twice as large as the regular KID-grant) aimed at junior researchers/first time principal supervisors.

The larger grant is equivalent to approximately 100% of the costs of a doctoral student’s salary for a period of four years. Eligible to receive the larger grant are the highest ranked first-time principal supervisors who have defended their dissertations in the last 10 years. Applications are to be made in two stages: a simplified pre-application followed, on approval, by a full application. The application period for the pre-application ends at 4:00 pm on 15 March.

”The committee for doctoral education has had a close dialogue with the Junior faculty about the fact that it is difficult for researchers at the beginning of their careers as independent researchers to build up a research group with primarily external funding” says Robert Harris, academic vice president for doctoral education. “This new initiative fits well with Strategy 2030, and aims at supporting young promising researchers with long-term financing and at the same time promote good supervision, a good doctoral education environment and excellence in research.”

More about the call for applications and the application process