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Below you will find an overview of some of the most popular upcoming (open) calls for the UT research community, based on past applications and UT research focus themes. The list is NOT meant to be exhaustive.


Please be aware that Horizon 2020 will be finishing in 2020.

Thematic H2020 calls
Marie-Skłodowska Curie Actions

The ERC Scientific Council is sharing its tentative planning for the 2021-2022 ERC calls for proposals. As of now, the following intended timetable has been presented:


Opening Date

Deadline Date

Starting Grant 2021

12 Jan 2021

9 March 2021

Consolidator Grant 2021

21 Jan 2021

20 April 2021

Advanced Grant 2021

20 May 2021

31 Aug 2021

These dates are still subject to change. We count on a few months' delay, as budget negotiations and Horizon Europe plans are still ongoing and somehow delayed. Still, it is good to take the dates provided as guideline for earliest dates to-be-expected (and avoid surprises).

NWO (Dutch research council)

 The Dutch research council and ZonMw have numerous funding options. Below are a selected listed of upcoming calls and/or of interest for the UT community.

NWO Talent Scheme
  • VENI: deadline pre-proposal 7January 2021 for several domains, full proposal deadline 20 May 2021 for all domains
  • VIDI: deadline full proposal 6 October 2020
  • VICI: upon invitation only, deadline full proposal 24 September 2020
grants opportunities (selection)
UT grants

There are several internal grant opportunities offered by the University of Twente for its researchers to collaborate with hospitals in the region or private enterprises. 

Other calls

More grants and calls can be found using Research Professional.