Grant type Specific Guidelines

For each type of application, specific requirements apply in addition to the general requirements:

 

Research projects

For research projects, the following grant type specific requirements apply:

  • The applicant is an academic staff member of Erasmus University Rotterdam. He/she has an employment contract at Erasmus University Rotterdam and, as such, is enrolled in Erasmus University Rotterdam-payment system;
  • Partial funding of at least 50% is required from other sources, such as Erasmus University Rotterdam, its faculties, departments, institutes, and/or third parties;
  • The application is endorsed by a full professor and the head of the department or faculty dean.

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

The Erasmus Trustfonds specifically aims to support those research projects that have a positive societal impact and are embedded in one of the Erasmus Initiatives. In order to demonstrate that the application is in line with this aim, applicants are encouraged to add to their application:

  • Letter of endorsement from the academic director of the Erasmus Initiative in which the project is embedded;
  • Letter of endorsement from representative of the involved societal partner.

Requests of €10.000,- and more can be assessed by the disbursement committee and independent external reviewers.

The information and documents requested in the application portal for research projects can be viewed here.

 

Research visits

For research visits, the following additional requirements apply:

  • The applicant is an academic staff member of Erasmus University Rotterdam;
  • Partial funding, of at least 50%, is required from other sources, such as Erasmus University Rotterdam, its faculties, departments, institutes, and/or third parties.

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

The information and documents requested in the application portal for research visits can be viewed here.

 

Student support (A.A. van Beek Fonds)

For Student support, the following additional requirements apply:

  • The applicant is a full time student at Erasmus University Rotterdam;
  • The applicant has not previously received support from the A.A. van Beek Fonds;
  • The applicant needs to obtain a minimum of 15 ECTS during their exchange which are necessary to obtain his/her degree;
  • The exchange is part of the curriculum of the study program of the student;
  • The applicant can provide proof that he/she qualifies for an additional scholarship from the Dutch government (DUO supplementary grant);
  • Students who have not previously studied/did an internship abroad are preferred;
  • Students who go on exchange outside of Europe are preferred.

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

The information and documents requested in the application portal for student support can be viewed here.

 

Student life

For applications in the category Student Life, the following additional requirements apply:

  • The applicant is a representative of an Erasmus University Rotterdam faculty, student-, study- or other organization recognized by the university;
  • The application covers all activities the association wishes to receive financial support for in the current academic year;
  • The activities for which support is requested are non-political, non-religious and non-nationalist in nature;
  • The maximum amount that can be requested is €2.500,-;
  • Partial funding, of at least 50%, is required from other sources, such as Erasmus University Rotterdam, its faculties, departments, institutes, and/or third parties.

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

The information and documents requested in the application portal for student life can be viewed here.

 

Other activities

For applications in the category Other Activities, the following additional requirements apply:

  • The applicant is either
    • an employee of Erasmus University Rotterdam and holds an employment contract at Erasmus University Rotterdam and is enrolled in the Erasmus University Rotterdam-payment system;
    • a representative of an Erasmus University Rotterdam-faculty, student-, study- or other non-political, non-religious and non-nationalist organization recognized by the university.
  • The application is endorsed by a full professor and the head of the department or faculty dean;

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

Requests of €10.000,- and more can be assessed by the disbursement committee and/or independent experts.

Please note: starting January 1st 2020, the organization of conferences and the organization of study trips as part of an education program no longer qualify for support from the Erasmus Trustfonds.

The information and documents requested in the application portal for other activities can be viewed here.

 

Conference participation

The deadlines for applications for conference participations for 2019 have passed. Starting January 1st 2020, the Erasmus Trustfonds no longer provides grants to enable conference participation.