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The dedicated research grant advisors from the Grant Support Team IXA UvA for Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences researchers are Els den Os, Olga Gritsai, Emil Holland and Rónán McLaughlin from the Faculty.

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
  • Post-evaluation analysis

Administrative & financial support

The Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences Project Office provides the necessary support in drawing up the project budget and obtaining the official support documents requested by the funding organisation. The Project Office provides a permanent financial officer affiliated to each Research Institute. Research Institutes provide assistance in the preparation of documents related to ethical issues and some other supporting documents.

Contact details for the different research institutes

Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR)

Amsterdam School of Communicative Research (ASCoR)

  • Dr. Olga Gritsai, Advisor Research Funding
    E:, T: +31 (0)20 525 8852
  • Dr. Saeedeh Shahnahpur, Advisor Research Funding
    E:, T: +31 (0)6  38 56 12 04

Psychology Research Institute (PsyRes)

Research Institute of Child Education and Development (CDE)

Consortium Grants

  • Dhr. dr. Michael Williams, IXA Research Grant Advisor UvA Consortia
    E:  T: +31 (0)6 43 402 918

Impact Development

  • Dhr. Luke Somerwill, Impact Developer Social and Behavioural Sciences
Dr. R.P. (Rónán) McLaughlin