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Subsidiary for student projects

Thanks to the support of contributors, the Amsterdam University Fund allows you to apply for funding for projects, events and activities organised for and by UvA students and study associations. Projects that support the practice of science, the academic-cultural heritage or student life at the UvA are eligible for funding.

Additional contribution

The grant awarded is meant as an additional contribution. Within one month after the event the applicant must submit a report and the budget-actuals financial statement. The reporting must show the number of participants. Based on the final reporting the grant awarded will be paid as far as the costs are made.

Applications for production costs of publications such as journals, dissertations and scientific publications are not eligible. Applications for projects that are financed through other means (for example, through already committed funds or sponsorships) will also not be considered.

Submit application

The following deadlines are in place for applying for a student project grant:

  • Q1 2023: 26 February 2023
  • Q2 2023: 21 May 2023
  • Q3 2023: 3 September 2023
  • Q4 2023: 5 November 2023

Submit the application using the form below and include all necessary information. The form is in English, files can be uploaded in Dutch.

Checklist student project grant application

Applications must include:

  • a detailed budget (download);
  • a grant application including your motivation, signature and date. In the motivation letter the applicant explains why the project will benefit scientific research and education at the UvA and/or its students;
  • a project description with a clear description of (the role of) the participating party/parties and a (preliminary) program;
  • a personal letter of recommendation from one or more lectures, related to the project.

Report requirements

The report should not exceed two A4 pages or 1.000 words and should include the following topics:

  • description of the goal of the project;
  • academic added value of the project;
  • academic contacts (fellow students, lecturers etc.);
  • did the project meet the objective?
  • possible follow-up?

Please submit a few digital photos along with the report in high resolution JPG files (file size larger than 1 MB). The photos and the report may be used for our website, online newsletter or other publications through which we inform our contributors about how the fund is spent. If we intend to do so, we will ask for your permission first. We do not provide compensation for the use of photos.

Please send the report and photos within a month after returning home via email to, and include your name and phone number.