Funding & Grants TiLPS
- Exiled Empiricists: American Philosophy and the Great Intellectual Migration (Funded by ERC and NWO, 2022-2027)
- Who is Afraid of Psychology? Reconstructing and Reconsidering the Psychologism Debate (Funded by NWO, 2020-2025)
- Re-weaving the tapestry of history: Rose Rand and the Vienna Circle (Funded by NWO, 2018-2023)
- The Role of Emotions in Exemplar Interventions for Academic character Building (Wake Forrest University)
- Identifying Morally Exceptional People (Wake Forrest University)
- Matter over Mind (Granted by NWO, 2017-2021)
- Exploration of computational psychiatry (Granted by Humboldt Foundation, 2017-2020).
- The Value of Admiration (Supported by NWO, 2016-2020)
- Making Scientific Inferences More Objective (ERC Starting Investigator Grant, 2015-2020, directed by Jan Sprenger)
- The Moral Psychology of Inequality and its Impact on Well-Being Principal (Supported by Saint Louis University grants on 'Happiness and Well-Being', 2016-2018).
- Natural Logic and Proof-theoretic Semantics (NatLogProofSem) (Supported by NWO, 2015-2017)
- Bridging the Gap between Causal and Explanatory Reasoning (Supported by DFG SPP 1516 “New Frameworks of Rationality”, 2015-2017)
- Knowledge Sharing: Right or Privilege? (Supported by NWO, 2012-2016)
- Making Scientific Inferences More Objective (NWO Vidi project, 2014-2015)
- Towards Logics that Model Natural Reasoning (Supported by NWO, 2010-2015)
- Explanatory Reasoning: Normative and Empirical Considerations(Supported by DFG SPP 1516 “New Frameworks of Rationality”, 2012-2014
- A Formal Analysis of Social Procedures (NWO Vidi project, 2009-2014)
- An Agent-Based Model of Thomas Kuhn's Structure of Scientific Revolutions (Supported by NWO, 2011-2013)
- An Objective Guide for Public Policy? Scope and Limits of Data-Driven Methods in Statistical Model Evaluation (NWO Veni project, 2010-2013)
- Modeling in the Social and Behavioral Sciences (NWO Internationalisation Grant, 2010-2012)
- Formal Approaches to Social Epistemology (NWO Internationalisation Grant, 2009-2011)
- Lambda Grammars and Abstract Categorial Grammars (NWO Internationalisation Grant, 2007-2010)
Apply for External Grants
Excellent researchers who are interested in staying at TiLPS may want to apply for a third-party grant making this possible. There are many grants and subsidies; we list some below. Which one fits you best will in general depend on the stage of your career and may also depend on your current country of residence.
If you consider applying, please send an informal preliminary research proposal (2 pages) to Prof. dr. Jan Sprenger. This should preferably be done a few months before the deadline so that we may provide feedback. Please also send your CV, a sample of your work, and a short explanation why you would like to work with us.
1. NWO Rubicon
Researchers from any country who are in the earliest stages of their career can apply for a Rubicon grant from NWO, the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research. A condition is that you have been awarded your PhD in the twelve months preceding the application deadline. Application is possible if your thesis has been approved, even if you do not yet have the PhD in hand. The grant will cover research in the Netherlands for a period of one year. There are three selection rounds a year for Rubicon grants.
2. NWO Veni
NWO Veni grants are geared towards researchers who have obtained their PhD in the recent past. There should not be more than three years between the moment the PhD was awarded and the application deadline. The grant will be awarded for three years and anyone can apply, regardless of nationality or current country of residence.
Veni grants are part of NWO's Innovational Research Incentives Scheme. There is one application round a year for Veni grants, with a deadline early in January.
3. NWO Vidi
NWO Vidi grants are meant for more experienced researchers. The gap between the moment that the doctorate was obtained and the moment of the application deadline should be minimally three years and maximally eight in this case. Vidi grants have a duration of five years and proposals typically also apply for the funding of one or two PhD students or postdocs. Again, researchers from abroad may apply. There is one application round a year, usually with a deadline in February.
4. Marie Curie Individual Fellowships
The European Union supports the formation and mobility of postdoctoral researchers through various programs. Among the most exciting ones are the Marie Curie Individual Fellowships: generously funded postdoc positions of 12-24 months at an institution of your choice. They aim at supporting the best talents in all areas of research. For more information, see this website. Submission deadlines are roughly every nine months at varying times of the year.