The University Fund Limburg awards grants to scientific projects to promote research and education at Maastricht University, stimulate international cooperation and intensify the relationship of the university with her social and local environment.

With respect to these objectives the University Funds subsidizes both scientific projects as student activities.

Scientific projects

Eligible to apply for grants are professors and scientists at UM.

The grants awarded by the fund aim to:

  1. Contribute to the international profile of UM;
  2. The committee will therefore weigh the interests of the university more heavily than the interests of the applicant;
  3. Contribute directly to the research and educational activities undertaken by the university, the faculty, the school or the department. We kindly ask that you submit a letter from your dean or scientific director explaining why your project is considered a high priority for the university, the faculty or the school. A financial contribution from the department, school or faculty will serve to further underscore this priority in the eyes of the committee;
  4. Grants should, if the regular resources of the university are inadequate, make it possible for applicants to achieve what was otherwise financially unfeasible

Student activities

The University Fund considers a blossoming academic community to be essential as it is a precondition for good academic and education performance and for the national and international reputation of Maastricht University.

Furthermore, the University Fund believes that students and the organised contributions they make for each other and for their university are the backbone of Maastricht University’s academic community.

For this reason, the fund wishes to support activities organised by students, for students that are original and/or extraordinary, benefit the student community and are of lasting value to the university community. These activities boost the spirit of community within the university. The fund also recognises the value of official representation of Maastricht’s university community both in the Netherlands and abroad, at national and international official events.