Submit a proposal


Research proposals should be submitted in the web application, that you will find on this page after the Matchmaking event on 19 September 2023. Please use the PIHC2023 Proposal format for your research proposal and the PIHC2023 Budget format for your financial plan. To submit a proposal in Dutch use the Dutch formats. The project title, keywords and public summary will be included in both English and Dutch in all proposals. 

Note: The full PIHC grant conditions will be uploaded soon. 


Project teams of at least a researcher employed by the UT or Saxion and a medical professional employed by MST, ZGT or Deventer Hospital can submit a proposal. Project teams can be extended with additional members or partners outside the PIHC partners. 
Main applicant has proven experience in performing and supervising scientific / clinical research. For UT researchers this means a completed PhD research. 

Researchers or clinicians who have previously been granted a PIHC voucher, can only apply for a new voucher, when they start a new collaboration, develop new technology or focus on a new application, and when they can prove the previous project has been carried out successfully.


Good collaboration between the PIHC partners is essential within the projects. It may be valuable to involve additional parties, but this is not a requirement. For example, additional parties can facilitate the development of (parts of) the technology. It is also possible to involve parties that can bring projects closer to the clinical practice, for example organizations that play a role in the (changing) healthcare process or end-users, such as general practitioners, patient organizations, nursing homes and home care organizations.

Additional parties that purely work on a commissioned basis should be included in the budget of one of the PIHC partners. Additional parties that are closely involved in the research project need to sign the project collaboration agreement with the related rights and obligations.