Grants and Calls

VDS CoBeNe supports the scientific development of early stage researchers. The purpose of Seed Grants are i) to finance research that strengthens collaborations between VDS CoBeNe PhD fellows of the four research foci, and ii) to support interdisciplinary research questions and methods.

All registered VDS CoBeNe PhD fellows are eligible to apply as Principal Investigators (PIs). Proposals require at least two VDS CoBeNe PhD fellows from separate research foci. The criteria for evaluation is a clear delineation of the role of each PhD in conducting the work, the experience and potential of the project partners to conduct the proposed research, the innovativeness and originality of the project idea, the feasibility of the project plan and methodology, and the potential for peer-reviewed publication(s).

The idea behind the Student Event Calls is, to invite VDS CoBeNe PhD Fellows to submit proposals for a student-organized event integrating both academia and social components for students (e.g. Summer Schools, Workshops, Symposia). Creative ideas coupling research activity and networking are prioritized, keeping the main objective on academic training.