Travel grant for female postdocs

| Michaela Nesvarova

Female postdocs, apply! There is a special travel grant waiting for you: the Distinguished Women Scientists Fund. This year's call for applications is now officially open and any female postdocs residing in the Netherlands are welcome to join.

The Distinguished Women Scientists Fund was created in 2012 by the Dutch Network of Women Professors (Landelijk Netwerk Vrouwelijke Hoogleraren - LNVH). It is a special travel grant in the maximum amount of 1500 Euros intended for female postdocs, up to 3 years after promotion and residing and working in the Netherlands, who would like to travel abroad within the framework of their research. 

'Small intervention, huge results'

'We think that being a postdoc is a very crucial point of one's career, but also a point when many researchers don't have the budget to travel for research visits or field work abroad. Yet, building an international network is vital for their academic career,' Fernie Maas from LNVH explains why such a grant even exists.

'We have just opened the call for applications this week and the final deadline is the 1st of October, 2017. In the end we will name four laureates,' continues Maas. 'We are excited to see all the different research proposals. For us, this is also a way to spot talent. For example, in 2015 the grant was given to an anthropologist who was then able to do a lot of field work in Kenya. This work eventually led to her receiving a VENI. This shows the importance of our travel grant - it is a small intervention, but it brings huge results.' 

How to apply

So far, no researchers from the University of Twente have received the LNVH Distinguished Women Scientists Fund. Would you like to be the first? Apply now. More information can be found here.