Below you can find an overview of the Asia Research Grants available at Leiden University and some relevant partner organizations.

AMT Research Funding

AMT’s mission includes encouraging innovative high-quality research in Leiden on Asia. Grants are intended to open up new areas of research or postgraduate teaching in preparation for a major research grant application.

We especially welcome applications of a cross-regional or multi-disciplinary nature. Proposals for high-profile international conferences and inviting renowned guest speakers are encouraged.

Grants are NOT intended to fund projects that already have been started or whose design has been completed, or extensions of such projects.

AMT offers two types of funding:

1) AMT Individual funding up to a maximum of €2,000 and
2) AMT Network funding up to a maximum of €5,000.

Applications will be assessed primarily on innovative potential and academic excellence. The funding cannot be used strictly for individual research purposes or to cover research leave.

Individual funding
Individual funding up to a maximum of €2,000

The focus of this funding is mainly on research leading towards international collaboration.

Funding will be granted upon receipt of all invoices justifying the expenses. Advance payments are not possible.

All funding must be claimed within 12 months upon grant allocation.

However, in certain cases (ongoing seminar/lecture series at Leiden University) an extension can be obtained if the applicant justifies/requests this in writing.

If AMT funding is granted to cover travel expenses, please book all you flights via the university travel agent.

Individual grants will normally not exceed €2,000. The annual budget is €10,000.

Network funding
Network funding up to a maximum of €5,000

AMT will award two network grants per year. The money will be used to assist collaborative events, such as workshops or working meetings intended to discuss a particular call for proposals.

The applicant(s) should already have a draft application in hand prior to the AMT funding.

The money can be used for travel purposes for participants from partner universities involved in the application.

The annual budget is €10,000.

Application Procedure
Application is open to all academic staff, including postdoctoral researchers, working at Leiden University.

To apply for the AMT Research Funding please use this application form.

The next application deadline is 15 December 2016, 17 hrs (CET).

There are two annual calls for proposals. Deadlines are in June and December of each year.

AMT Assistance
AMT will help you with dissemination via the AMT website and AMT News updates. If the AMT funding is used for workshops or conferences, the applicant is in charge of their organization (booking rooms, catering, etc.). AMT is not in charge of booking flights or arranging accommodation for guest speakers.

KNAW: China Exchange Programme

The China Exchange Programme (CEP) aims to foster long-term research cooperation between the Netherlands and China. The programme supports exchanges of senior researchers and joint research projects in all fields of research.

For more information please visit the KNAW website.

KNAW: Gonda Fund Indian cultural history

The J. Gonda Fund Foundation supports the scholarly study of Sanskrit, other Indian languages and literature, and Indian cultural history. Since 1992, the Foundation has funded scholarly publications and re-issues of existing works. It also organises the annual Gonda Lecture. The Foundation’s assets consist of the estate of Sanskrit expert J. Gonda, who was a member of the Academy.

For more information please visit the KNAW website

KNAW: Scientific Programme Indonesia - Netherlands (SPIN)

The Scientific Programme Indonesia - Netherlands (SPIN) supports long-term collaboration between researchers and research consortiums in Indonesia and the Netherlands. It does this by funding bilateral research programmes and supporting activities that benefit both parties. SPIN is carried out in accordance with agreements concluded in 2002 by the Dutch Minister of Education, Culture and Science and the Indonesian Minister of Research and Technology.

For more information please visit the KNAW website

Student grants: China and Taiwan

Useful information for BA and MA students who would like to study in China or Taiwan.

Go to: Grants China and Taiwan

Last Modified: 10-10-2016