Submit a proposal

Who can apply?

Project teams of at least a researcher employed by the UT and a medical professional employed by MST or ZGT can submit a proposal. Project teams can be extended with additional members or partners outside the UT, MST or ZGT.
Researchers or clinicians who have previously been granted a PIHC voucher, can only apply for a new voucher, when they start a new collaboration or a new research topic and when they can prove the previous project has been carried out successfully.


Research proposals should be submitted in the web application at the end of this page. Please use the PIHC Proposal Word Format for your research proposal and the PIHC Financial Plan Format for your financial plan. This page and the formats are also available in Dutch

Criteria for submission

  • Innovative project on the cutting edge of medicine and technology;
  • The project is a collaborative effort of at least a researcher of the UT and a medical professional of MST or ZGT;
  • The project answers a clear clinical need;
  • The project is technically-scientifically challenging;
  • A financial plan according to the PIHC format is attached, with a maximum requested budget of €50,000.

The proposal

  • Language – Dutch or English
  • Layout – Word file, max. 3.5 A4, font Arial, font size 10, include max. 1 figure and 1 table
  • Title – concise, in both Dutch and English
  • Main applicant – name, function, organization, department, phone number, email address, role in project
  • Co-applicants – name, function, organization, department, phone number, email address, role in project
  • Type of voucher – Regular PIHC voucher or Menzis PIHC voucher
  • Public summary – max. 100 words, in both Dutch and English
  • Description clinical need and technical-scientific challenge
  • Impact of the project – think about the urgency of the problem, size of the patient population, health gain, cost savings, translation to the clinic
  • Plan of action – describe what’s needed (e.g. personnel, materials, test labs, network, students), who has the lead, the contribution/role of each of the project members within the project, how is the project ensuring a successful collaboration
  • Estimated results of the project – A) short-term: outcomes pilot study, presentation/poster at a conference, papers, student projects, development of new technology B) long-term: submitted proposal for additional funding, PhD project, extension of consortium, patent, structural/embedded collaboration between team members
  • Valorization – potential for value creation, business plan, SME/industry is involved in the project or will be in the future
  • Menzis – quality improvement and cost savings in health care. The project is answering the need of patients, various health care professionals are involved. Project contributes to Menzis' regional focus on better care for elderly and obese children or those at risk of obesity. Please see the website and PDF file.
  • Budget plan according to PIHC Budget Plan Format
  • Timeframe
  • Statement on involvement of team members in previous awarded PIHC vouchers – how is the present proposal a new collaboration or a new research topic for the person in question and describe success of previous PIHC project
  • References to relevant literature – max. 5

Timeframe PIHC 2016

Matchmaking event: 13 September 2016
Deadline proposals: 15 October 2016
Awarding of vouchers: 29 November 2016
Deadline start projects: 1 June 2017
Deadline finish projects: 12 months after start of the project, ultimately 1 June 2018

PIHC 2016 Application Form

Main applicant & Contact person

Please provide all the requested information for the main applicant/contact person.