An important aim within GROW is the training of master- and PhD students in these fields of modern medicine and molecular life sciences.
Therefore, we annually organise master classes, symposia etc., for these master and PhD students, postdocs and senior staff to update their skills and competences, to broaden their academic view, and to increase awareness with respect to research ethics and integrity.

Information for GROW PhD students

We would like to inform you about our facilities and practical matters relevant to PhD candidates, please check here


PhD training programmes at FHML/MUMC+

The aim of the PhD education programme at the Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences (FHML) / Maastricht UMC+ is to promote development of a high level of competence in the specific research field, but also in more generic, transferrable skills that are important for high-level professional careers in research, education, and clinical practice.

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PhD vacancies

All PhD vacancies are posted on Academic Transfer  .

GROW Travel Grant

GROW has an annual budget for travel and exchange visits (not intended for meetings, congresses etc).
The GROW travel grant covers travel, housing, visa and extra insurance costs if necessary.
These funds are available for young researchers that want to obtain experience in an international research setting. Since such an experience will improve your CV, it will also increase your chances for future grant applications.

To receive a GROW travel grant it is obligatory to apply for 2 external travel grants. (for instance at KWF)
Afterwards you are invited to share and present your exchange experience during first upcoming GROW Science Day.

Requests can be submitted to GROW secretariaat; secretariaat-grow[at]maastrichtuniversity[dot]nl and should include your motivation, your CV, the budget and an invitation letter of the receiving institute and the 2 external applications. A letter of recommendation from the relevant programme leader must be attached.

Other grants;
AXA Research Fund
Dr.Catharina van Tussenbroek Fonds
ESTRO grants
FRNL van Gogh Programma
Women in Science
KEIO Medical Science Prize
Kootstra Talent Fellowship
Kootstra Fall 2020 application
Kootstra Fall 2020 CV
Lorentz Fellowship
Niels Stensen Stichting
Nijbakker Morra
Rene Vogels Stichting
Studiefonds Ketel 1
Van Walree Fonds (KNAW)

Funding alert open calls and deadlines july 2020

For additional funding information and support you can contact FHML Research Office, Vivian Braeken/funding advisor; v.braeken[at]maastrichtuniversity[dot]nl On Thursday mornings Vivian is also available at the GROW office for support.
If you decide to prepare a proposal, please inform GROW, Marion Willems/Judith Doomen ahead in time for the budget, especially when (faculty) matching is required; mgwillens[at]maastrichtuniversity[dot]nl or j.doomen[at]maastrichtuniversity[dot]nl





PhD coordinators

Dr. Elena Ambrosino
Department of Genetics & Cell Biology
+31 (0) 433884081

Dr. T.M.C.M. de Kok
Department of Health Risk Analysis and Toxicology
+31 (0) 43 38 810 91

Dr. A. Romano
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
+31 (0) 43 38 812 86

PhD representatives

Kim Lommen
Department of Pathology
Kees de Mooij
Department of Surgery
Nhan Nguyen
Department of Toxicogenomics
Veronique Schiffers
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology