Interdisciplinary grant


To better understand the complex problems of today and tomorrow, we need perspectives and findings from different disciplines working together. Meaningful scientific and methodological innovation requires making the boundaries between disciplines more porous and looking at the numerous societal problems that we face more holistically. The Maastricht Young Academy hopes to stimulate this interdisciplinary collaboration through offering an annual interdisciplinary research grant. 

Are you interested?

The 2023–2024 interdisciplinary grant round is open for applications.

  • The application is open to Maastricht University employees who have obtained their PhD within the last ten years (with an extension possible for parental leave or other special circumstances).
  • Two applicants must come from two different UM faculties.
  • The maximum amount awarded will be €15,000
  • Full grant conditions can be read in the application form.

The deadline is 30 October 2023 at 17.00

Previous awards

The 2022–2023 Maastricht Young Academy Interdisciplinary Grant was awarded to Giuditta Perversi (FSE) and Niloofar Tahmasebi (FHML) for their project entitled, "New metallorganic frameworks for CO2capture – a tailored approach to improvement". 

The 2021–2022 Maastricht Young Academy Interdisciplinary Grant was awarded to Amir Fard (FSE) and Giulia Piccilo (SBE) for their project entitled, "The impact of repeated exposure to rumours on the belief system".