Young Researchers Grant

Utrecht Network Young Researchers Grant

The Utrecht Network Young Researchers Grant is designed to promote and further enhance the Network’s support to students and staff as well as broaden mobility between the Network’s institutions.

Within the framework of the Young Researchers Grant up to 10 scholarships of €1,000 each will be offered to students, who might not be eligible for other scholarship programmes such as ERASMUS+ (e.g. length of stay is under 3 months).

The Utrecht Network Young Researchers Grant is for self-organised mobility at one of the Utrecht Network partner universities. Please check the members section for an overview of all member institutions.

The grant is limited to thesis research on masters or PhD level. Students are allowed to take courses as well. However priority will be given to ‘research-only’ PhD students.

Since the study/research period including the application is self-organised, students are expected to check possible research areas of the university they want to apply to and to find the supervisor by themselves. International Relations Office may offer help in finding a supervisor but it is considered that this task is part of a student’s project and should be done by the student.


  • Masters/PhD level
  • Length of stay: 1 – 6 months (mobility is not restricted to semesters, but may also take place during the holidays)
  • Students, who are eligible for an ERASMUS grant, cannot apply for this grant

Period of Mobility

The period of mobility must be between 1 April 2017 – 31 March 2018



Application documents:

  • YRG Application Form
  • Letter of Recommendation by supervisor/programme coordinator
  • Letter of Acceptance (by an academic supervisor/coordinator at the host institution)

Application deadline:

Please note that the call for proposals for 2017/18 has now closed.  A further call for proposals for the period 1 April 2018 – 31 March 2019 will be made during winter 2017.

All application documents must be handed in to the Utrecht Network representative at your home university.

Documents to be completed after the period of mobility

Confirmation of study/research period abroad

Final report (submitted on-line here)