Research in Teams

The VDSP initiative "Research in teams" fosters collaborations between VDSP fellows and international research partners. The VDSP contributes up to €600,- to a short scientific visit of a guest researcher hosted by a VDSP fellow who wishes to start a new research project or advance an existing collaboration.

Conditions and criteria:

  • You are a member of the VDSP.
  • You need to have a short proposal indicating the
    - name and affiliation of your guest
    - short CV of your guest
    - short description of the topic(s), aims and plan for implementation of your joint research collaboration
  • Mention specifically what you will use the budget for (accommodation, travel costs).
  • The VDSP will cover a maximum of €600,- per visit.
  • A VDSP fellow can only receive a grant for one research guest per calendar year.
  • Acceptance of the grant application depends on prior use of VDSP funds and importance of the proposal.

Application guidelines:

There are four calls per year with a deadline on the 15th of January, April, July and October. Please send your proposal to your supervisor.

Kindly inform your supervisor that he/she needs to forward the approved application to

The assessment and decision will be made by the steering committee shortly after the deadline.