‘Bridge builder’ researches the brain

Imagine this: you can take a look inside people’s brains. Healthy people, but also people suffering from hallucinations. What will you see in that case? Stijn Michielse (33) researches this mind-bending question. Hallucinations, voices inside your head, and other psychotic disorders. They are the result of the brain short-circuiting. Investigator Stijn likes to occupy himself…

Students receive UM master scholarship

On this picture, you see 3 thankful and enthusiastic students. Great praise for the Venlo Region! Thanks to this region, Mandy Dijcks, Ilse van Lier and Robin van Ophoven can follow the UM master’s programme Health Food Innovation Management. The University Fund Limburg is one of the bridges between the Regio Venlo and the UM.

Virtual reality project of two alumni in newspaper

On Thursday 6 December, local newspaper De Limburger (edition Maastricht) includes a nice article about the project of Christoph Lynen and Mike Verhiel. They are developing an app, in combination with virtual reality glasses. Through the app, they want to stimulate accessible, affordable psychotherapy and a happier society. Both have just returned from Sillcon Valley.…

Do you organise an activity for fellow students? Apply for subsidy!

The University Fund Limburg supports activities from students for students. Interesting, original and/or innovative activities, which are important for both the university and the student community. Furthermore, they represent the university and its students at an (inter-)national level. These are examples of activities that have already received a subsidy: Taking part in the European Cheerleading…

Art auction HersenStrijd Fund raises €26.000,-

A special art auction in Meerssen! The total proceeds raised during the auction, which took place on 29 September, will be donated to the HersenStrijd Fund. That fund stimulates research on better treatments for people with brain injury. In the beautiful Leopold’s church, no less than €26.000 has been raised! Mirjam Clermonts-Aretz, mayor of the…

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2018 Annual Fund Campaign kicks off

Next week, many of our social-sector partners as well as alumni, retired and current staff and others with personal links to UM will find a letter from the Limburg University Fund/SWOL in their mailbox. This year, our campaign slogan is ‘Give for a healthy future’.  In this 2018 Annual Fund Campaign, we’re asking people to…

Call for proposals from young researchers

The Professors’ Fund aims to promote excellence in research among young researchers attached to Maastricht University. The fund, which is under the management of the Limburg University Fund/SWOL, is financed through annual donations from Maastricht University professors. The Fund again has the opportunity to consider a number of research grants and is calling on interested parties…

Grants for entrepreneurial scientists

Does your research have positive societal impact. Does it connect academia and entrepreneurship? The Alumni Fund has published a call for proposals. Apply for a grant from this fund before 15 September! This fund consists of all donations made to the University Fund by alumni of Maastricht University. Thankfully the number of committed alumni is…

Subsidies for researchers and professors

One of the goals of the Limburg University Fund/SWOL is to empower great ideas from students, researchers, UM staff and teachers by means of a grant. Are you currently organizing a congres? A symposium? Or in possession of a great research proposal? Does your activity contribute directly to UM’s international profile and to the research…