Advancing Women in Biology Fund

On July 1, 2023, the call for the first LNVH Advancing Women in Biology grants will open! The LNVH is delighted to announce this new travel and research grant for women PhD candidates working in the field of Biology at a research institution in the Netherlands. Candidates can use the grant, which amounts to a maximum of €2500, to cover the expenses of traveling to and staying at a scientific institution abroad to work with a senior scientist or conducting field- or archive research related to a topic within the field of Biology. Here, biology can be understood in the broadest sense of the word.


About the initiative

The Advancing Women in Biology fund was established by the LNVH in response to the generous donation from LNVH affiliate, Prof. Dr. Charlotte Hemelrijk, emeritus professor of self-organization in social systems at the Department of Behavioural Ecology and Self-Organisation of the University of Groningen. She will provide the funds for one annual grant to stimulate the carreer of women PhD students working in biology to the higher echelons of academia through, for instance, a short period of cooperation with a senoir researcher abroad. Additionally, the LNVH has decided to extend the program to include an additional grant, resulting in a total of two grants available each year.


Regulations and application form

Applications will be accepted until September 29, 2023. The outcome will be communicated to the applicants by the end of October 2023. For detailed rules and regulations, as well as the application form, please refer to the linked PDF documents below.