Grants to prepare for a PhD-track

Maximum contribution: €8000,-/€2000,- per month

The Juynboll Foundation wants to support talented future PhD-students by offering grants to prepare for PhD-tracks. This grant supports scholars for a period of around four months, by providing financial support to do preparatory research. This contribution is awarded based on monthly progress reports. Scholars can apply for this grant two times a year.


  • The research has to comply with the aims of the Juynboll Foundation
  • The applicant has been admitted to a PhD-track at Leiden University
  • The applicant will do the preparatory research in Leiden, potentially combined with relevant field work related to the PhD-application.
  • At the moment of application and at the moment of doing the preparatory research, the applicant does not have paid employment or only has a partial appointment.
  • The grant will be awarded based on demonstrable good study results.
  • The applicant has found a promoter for the future research.
  • The applicant will need to take care of a valid visa for the duration of his or her stay in the Netherlands.
  • The applicant will need to find suitable housing in the Netherlands and will need to pay for this housing from the awarded grant.

Services to be rendered

  • Monthly progress reports on the basis of which the monthly grant will be awarded.

Applications must include

  • A completed application form
  • A Curriculum Vitae
  • Two letters of recommendation from two academic referees.
  • A letter of recommendation of the intended promoter.
  • A research proposal (maximum 1000 words), in which the idea and schedule of intended preparatory research is described.

Send the application with all enclosures attached to the Foundation`s secretary.