Faculty of Science

The dedicated research grant advisors for Faculty of Science researchers from the Grant Support Team IXA UvA-HVA are Annette Dirac (HIMS, SILS and API), Carolien Zijderveld (IBED, IvI and KdV), Karin van de Sande (SILS, IoP and ILLC) and Soraya Mols (HIMS).

They support individual, as well as consortium applications at the pre-award stage:

  • Advice on acquisition of national and international grants
  • Communicating opportunities and linking grant criteria to researchers' profiles (including identification of opportunities in new Horizon 2020 Work Programmes)
  • Proof-reading proposals
  • Rebuttals and interview training

Personal Grants

Researchers applying for personal NWO Veni grant can follow a support programme at the UvA Faculty of Science. This programme includes workshops about proposal-writing, best practices by laureates and former evaluation committee members as well as feedback on proposals and mock interview trainings. For information, please send an email and your CV to kennistransfer@uva.nl.

Specifically for Marie Curie Individual Fellowships, Veni and Vidi applications: If researchers from outside the university want to apply for such a grant to join your group, you can bring them in conatct with the grant advisors. They will provide feedback on these applications, specifically targeting the non-scientific aspects of the grant requirements.

We collaborate with the Faculty of Science Project Management Department and Project Office to offer tailor made support for applications for research projects.

Project management support

The Project Management Department of the Faculty of Science supports coordinators of multi-partner research projects during the whole project cycle (pre-award, implementation, execution and final reporting phase of the project) with dedicated project management.

Administrative & financial support

The FNWI’s Project Office provides the necessary support in drawing up and obtaining the financial and official documents requested by the funding organisation (including the necessary signatures of the faculty’s and university’s board).

​Detailed information about our collaboration and the specific services of the Grant Support Team, the Faculty of Science Project Management Department and Project Office can be found in our support network document (pdf, 5 p.).


Contact details

  • Dr. Annette Dirac, Advisor Research Funding
    E: a.dirac@ixa.nl, T: +31 (0)20 525 2694
  • Dr. Carolien Zijderveld, Advisor Research Funding
    E: c.zijderveld@ixa.nl, T: +31 (0)20 525 693
  • Dr. Ir. Karin van de Sande, Advisor Research Funding. E: k.vandesande@ixa.nl, T: +31 (0)20 525 5248
  • Dr. Soraya Mols, Advisor Research Funding
    E: s.mols@ixa.nl, T: +31 0(20) 525 8685

Published by  IXA UvA-HVA

2 March 2018