Named Funds

About the fund

The STOER Fonds provides support in the field of money and securities (economic) and banking and security law (legal).

It is possible to apply directly to this fund. You can find more information below.

Want to apply directly for funding?

How do I submit an application? 


Carefully read the application guidelines and make sure you meet the requirements. 

Preview application portal

To see which information is requested in the portal, please consult the preview here. 

Application portal

Go to our application portal and create an account. Fill out the questions in the application portal.

Add attachments

Submit the necessary documents to your application in the portal.


All requested information should be provided in Dutch or English. Please avoid the use of technical abbreviations and jargon, unless adequately explained. 


Submit the complete application before the deadline. 

Application guidelines 

Applications that do not meet the requirements will not be accepted.

Who can submit an application? 
  • The applicant is an academic staff member of Erasmus University Rotterdam 
  • The applicant is a representative of an Erasmus University Rotterdam faculty, student-, study– or other organization recognized by the university
  • The applicant is a full time bachelor- and masterstudent at Erasmus University Rotterdam
  • If it concerns a research project, the application is endorsed by a full professor and the head of the department or faculty dean
  • The project for which funding is requested starts no earlier than six weeks after the deadline
  • The application is submitted before the application round deadline. You can find all deadlines here
  • The activity or research concerns the field of money and securities (economic) and banking and security law (legal)


Applications are carefully processed and all personal and research information provided will be handled confidentially. 

During the decision procedure, applications are assessed based on the formal eligibility criteria and based on substantive assessment criteria. The assessment criteria, amongst others, take into account:

  • To what extent the application contributes to the core aims of the Erasmus Trustfonds and/or the STOER Fonds
  • The expected quality of the proposed project
  • The expected societal impact of the proposed project
  • To what extent the application involves Erasmus University Rotterdam 
  • The quality of the application
  • Whether the project can proceed without the support of the Erasmus Trustfonds. 

Grants are awarded based on priority of the application and available budget. 

Applications under €10,000 are assessed by the Erasmus Trustfonds staff and the board. We aim to do so within six weeks. However, in exceptional cases, it might take longer before a decision is made. 

During the decision procedure, we might contact you for further information.

After a decision has been made 

After we have reviewed the application, a notification of the decision will be sent to you by e-mail. 

If support is granted, the grant letter states the amount granted and the requirements/conditions under which the grant is made. We might, for example, require a report of the project.  

In the grant letter you are requested to submit a financial and substantive account. Please find a template for this report here.