Postdoc grants

Wageningen School of Social Sciences provides funding for WASS postdocs for visiting another university or research institute abroad and for organizing a group (postdocs and/or PhDs) excursion.


WASS Postdoc grant (continuous application)

WASS post-docs may apply for a grant to finance or co-finance a short stay at a prestigious university or research institute abroad. The grant will cover expenses up to 1500 € per month including travel costs and will be administered via the chair group.


o  Stay preferably between 1 and 6 months

o  Substantiated and clear added value to the research of the chair group and WASS

o  Expected results in terms of establishing international networks or longer lasting work relations

o  No other or not sufficient financial resources available (e.g. NWO travel and accommodation grant, project funding, chair group funding, sabbatical leave budget, etcetera)

A short evaluation report (1/2 A4) describing concrete results will be sent to WASS after completion of the visit . 

All WASS post-docs may apply for these grants by sending the application form to the secretariat of the School.

WASS grants for Postdoc excursions (continuous application)

WASS stimulates postdocs to take charge of their training. An important activity is the organisation of excursions to research facilities abroad. These excursions are organised by postdocs and/or PhD candidates from at least two WASS chair groups, on the basis of a theme or common interest. The grant will cover a contribution to the costs per participant of maximum €500, up to a maximum of 10 WASS PhDs or postdocs per excursion.


o  A motivation, well-argued additional value, a plan, and a budget

o  The organisers send a short evaluation report (1/2 A4) to WASS