Rob Goldbach Fund - applicant information

The goal of the Rob Goldbach Fund is to gather knowledge about viruses in order to decrease the contagious viral diseases of plants and animals.


Stipend proposals must be sent prior to March 31st, 2023, to Stipend approvals will be announced within four weeks after the deadline. The proposals will be reviewed by the Board of Trustees. Read the application guidelines (found under the orange button on the right side of this page) carefully before sending it in.


The fund provides financial support of a.o.:

  • researchers and guest staff (grants for congress visits and study trips).
  • exceptional scientific research- and education activities of the Virology chair group at Wageningen University, among which the biannual Rob Goldbach Thesis prize.
  • readings and congresses, among which the biannual Rob Goldbach Lecture.
  • other activities that benefit the Wageningen Virology in a broader sense.

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