The Amsterdam UMC Young Talent Fund offers travel grants for Amsterdam UMC PhD candidates to visit top international research institutes for research or training.

The Amsterdam UMC Young Talent Fund is enabled by The AMC Foundation and VUmc Fonds (the VU medical center Foundation) and wants the very best young talents to have a chance to further develop and improve themselves. The goal is to enable young excellent PhD candidates to do an internship or follow courses at one of the top international research institutes anywhere in the world.

"The most vital moment in my research career? No doubt my visit to this top institute in my research field when I was still a young researcher. What I saw and learned there has been crucial for myself and my career in science." 

* statement former winner Young Talent Fund

Call for 2023 - Deadline 6 september 2022

The call for 2023 will open on March 1st 2022. Find the instructions and application form here:

Announcement: Workshop 'How to write the Young Talent Fund application'

5 July, 9.00-11.30 a workshop 'How to write the Amsterdam UMC Young Talent Fund application (and other Grant Writing Tips)' will be given for a limited group of participants. Workshop application: link

Contact information

The Amsterdam UMC Young Talent Fund

Sacha Naaraat
AMC Foundation
Location: E2-248
T: +31 20 566 1776 


Since the start of the fund in 2012, more than a hundred PhD candidates have been awarded a scholarship. One of the grants is enabled by the Louise Gunning Public Health Study Fund. Its goal is to enable a young Amsterdam UMC researcher to follow a course or summer school in the field of Public Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, USA.

Enclosed is a report from one of the winners of the Amsterdam UMC Young Talent Fund in 2019.

PhD candidates (under 35 years of age) registered with the AMC Graduate School or listed at Hora Finita (the PhD registration system of VUmc), are eligible to apply. The maximum grant is € 5.000. A special selection committee assesses all applications.

See the video below for more information on the AMC Foundation Young Talent Fund.

Networks of Research Universities

The University of Amsterdam is a member of two networks of leading research universities.

  • LERU - League of European Research Universities
  • U21 - Leading Global Universities

LERU has an active Doctoral Studies Policy Group . U21 has an active Health Sciences Group.

We expect you to attend the Awards Session during the Science and Awards Day, 21 October 2022, where the Amsterdam UMC Young Talent Fund winners will be announced (more information will be added soon).

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