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The dedicated research grant advisors for Faculty of Science researchers from the Grant Support Team IXA UvA are Beril Karabetyan, Carolien Zijderveld, Karin van de Sande, Rónán McLaughlin and Soraya Mols.

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

  • Advice on application for national and international grants
  • Communicating opportunities and linking grant criteria to researchers' profiles
  • Advice on consortium formation
  • Feedback on proposals and rebuttals
  • Interview trainings

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

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 contact 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. Detailed information about our collaboration and the specific services of the Grant Support Team, the Faculty of Science Project Management Department and Project Office is available upon request.

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).

Contact details for the different research institutes

Anton Pannekoek Institute for Astronomy (API) 
Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences (SILS)
Van ‘t Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS)

Dr. R.P. (Rónán) McLaughlin

Informatics Institute (IvI)
Institute for Language, Logic and Communication (ILLC)
Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences (SILS)
Institute of Physics (IoP)
Korteweg-de Vries Institute for Mathematics (KdVI)

Z.B. (Beril) Karabetyan

Dr. ir. G.P.C.M. (Karin) van de Sande

Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics (IBED)

Dr. C.A.L. (Carolien) Zijderveld

Van ‘t Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS)

Dr. S.E.C. (Soraya) Mols

Impact Development

Drs. M.J. (Marcel) Bartels