Young Researcher’s Grant

Utrecht Network Young Researcher’s Grant

The Utrecht Network Young Researcher’s Grant is designed to promote and further enhance the Network’s support to students and staff as well as broaden mobility between the Network’s institutions.

Within the framework of the Young Researcher’s Grant up to 20 scholarships of €1,000 each will be offered to students for a short term mobility. The priority will be given for researchers, who might not be eligible for other scholarship programmes such as ERASMUS+.

The Utrecht Network Young Researcher’s Grant is for self-organised mobility at one of the Utrecht Network partner universities. Please check the members section for an overview of all member institutions.

Please note that the host institution cannot be in the same country as the Institution you are enrolled in.

The grant is limited to thesis research on masters or PhD level. Students are allowed to take courses as well. However priority will be given to ‘research-only’ students.

Since the study/research period including the application is self-organised, students are expected to check possible research areas of the university they want to apply to and to find the supervisor by themselves. International Relations Office may offer help in finding a supervisor but it is considered that this task is part of a student’s project and should be done 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 2023- 31 March 2024



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 4th February 2023 (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 22nd of February 2023.

Documents to be completed after the period of mobility

Host University Confirmation

Final report (submitted on-line here)

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