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

Deadline for application:
Expected: Q3 2023

The call for 2024 will be opened later this year; check this webpage regularly. By then the documents below will also be updated:


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 Doctoral School 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, 8 March 2024, where the Amsterdam UMC Young Talent Fund winners will be announced

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