Young Researcher’s Grant

Utrecht Network Young Researcher’s Grant


20th February 2024 (or any earlier deadline set by home institution – check it with home university coordinator).

The Utrecht Network Young Researcher’s Grant aims to enhance support for students and staff, as well as promote increased mobility among the Network’s institutions.

Within the framework of the Young Researcher’s Grant, up to 20 scholarships of €1,200 each will be offered for short-term mobility. Priority will be given to researchers at the PhD level, particularly those who may not be eligible for other scholarship programmes such as ERASMUS+.

This grant is intended for self-organized mobility at one of the Utrecht Network partner universities. Please refer to the members section for an overview of all member institutions. Note that the host institution cannot be in the same country as the institution in which students are enrolled.

While the grant is not limited to thesis research at the master’s or PhD level, students are allowed to take courses as well. However, priority will be given to ‘research-only’ students.

As the study/research period, including the application, is self-organized, students are expected to explore possible research areas at the university to which they apply and find a supervisor by themselves. While the International Relations Office may offer assistance in finding a supervisor, however it is considered a part of the student’s project and is expected to be carried out by the student.


Minimum length of stay 4 weeks (mobility is not restricted to semesters, but may also take place during the holidays)

Period of Mobility

The period of mobility must start between 1 May 2024- 31 March 2025



Application documents:

  • Application Form
  • Letter of Recommendation by supervisor/programme coordinator
  • Letter of Acceptance (by an academic supervisor/coordinator at the host institution)

Application deadline:

All application documents must be handed in to the Utrecht Network representative at your home university by 20th February 2024 (or any earlier deadline set by home institution – check it with home university coordinator).

Selection results:

All applicants will be informed by e-mail about the selection results by the 19th of March 2024.

Documents to be completed after the period of mobility:

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