De Vos-Thijssen Fund for Vector Borne Diseases - applicant information

The De Vos-Thijssen Fund for Vector Borne Diseases supports research in the field of vector diseases at Wageningen University & Research (WUR).


The De Vos-Thijssen Fund focuses on financial support for scientific research and education into the (biological) control of human and animal diseases that are transmitted by vectors (various mammals and insects such as mosquitoes, the tsetse fly, midges or ticks).

Who can apply?

Only researchers working at Wageningen University & Research can apply.


Applications can now be sent in until March 31st, 2023. Download the application, fill it in and send it to

The fund has a specific interest in research on ticks, but proposals on research into other relevant vector related topics can also be submitted. The proposed budget should range between €5,000 and €10,000.

Budget can be requested for: additional research costs, e.g. additional to a PhD project that is already ongoing, and is meant to deliver clear additional results, such as extra lab measurements, extra field research or an educational component. With the added budget, the ongoing research should be brought to a higher level and deliver concrete results. The fund contributes only to costs that cannot immediately be financed in another way.