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Committee Board Grants and Stimulation Fund

Student associations play an important role on and around the Tilburg University campus. For example, over 20 student sports clubs are affiliated with the Tilburg University Sport Center. Within all Schools, the study associations are a fixed point of contact for all students. Moreover, they organize many activities from which education benefits. There are associations active in employment and internship mediation and there are several cultural associations. The social associations are also a fixture in Tilburg. Finally, Tilburg students are very active in participation.

Together, these associations provide a wide range of activities organized for and by students. For the School Boards and the Executive Board, these associations are important discussion partners and co-organizers. Tilburg University attaches great value to the contribution these active students make during their study period by organizing all these activities and keeping all these associations and foundations alive.

Tilburg University has an extensive system of so-called board grants, which support board activities. This website describes what this system looks like as of the academic year 2023–2024.

Under this system, a scan takes place once every three years and the grants awarded are fixed for three years. In 2023-2024, the board grant system will be reviewed in consultation with the associations. The system also includes an incentive fund and a training offer for board members. The system also includes a Stimulation Fund and training for board members.

The Committee Board Grants and Stimulation Fund (hereinafter referred to as CBS) is responsible for the execution of these three components.

Committee Board Grants and Stimulation Fund (CBS)

The CBS consists of two Tilburg University employees and three student members. The Committee's task is to advise the Executive Board on the recognition of associations and the awarding of board and committee grants. Furthermore, the Committee advises on the allocation of grants from the Stimulation Fund and is responsible for organizing the training courses.

Task CBS

The CBS consists of three employees of Tilburg University and three student members. The committee :

  1. Advises the Executive Board on the recognition of associations and the awarding of board and committee grants.
  2. Advises on the granting of grants from the Stimulation Fund.
  3. Is responsible for the organization of the trainings (Skills Program). 

Board Grants and Committee Grants

Every university has a Profile Fund to support students who experience delays due to special circumstances. This also includes board activities. Under certain conditions, students can receive a board grant. One of the conditions is that the association is recognized by Tilburg University. 

Read more board grants and committee grants.

Stimulation Fund

As of this academic year, Tilburg University associations and organizations of students recognized by Tilburg University have the possibility to apply for a subsidy. Individual students or a group of students from Tilburg University can also apply for a subsidy from the Stimulation Fund. It is important that the activity for which the subsidy is requested has an innovative character

There are six grounds for granting a subsidy:

  1. One-off activities 
  2. Collaboration
  3. Internationalization
  4. Sustainability
  5. Democrazy
  6. Wellbeing
  7. Social security

New unrecognized associations can also apply for board grants through this fund

Examples of activities that are granted a subsidy are symposia about the elections in March 2021 or symposia about a relevant topic, such as sustainability, workshops during the well-being day and a big general career event. Initiatives that were granted a subsidy are a consultancy group for students to connect them with the work field, and an innovation committee that focuses on innovation, sustainability, and environmental awareness. 

There are three deadlines to apply for a subsidy, namely 1 December 2023, 15 February 2024 and 1 May 2024. You will receive a response to the application as soon as possible, at the latest within 8 weeks. You can submit the application using the established form. A budget will also have to be provided. Under the heading 'Application Procedures', you can find the formats you use for the application.

Skills Program

A year on the board means much more than just managing an association. During your board year, you also develop yourself to become a full board member. The importance of this development has been recognized during the revision of the board grant system, which has resulted in the implementation of a range of training courses to support the personal and professional development of you as a board member.

Read more about the skills program

International Students and Board Membership

International students are also encouraged to become active as board members, qualify for board grants and training courses, and apply to the Stimulation Fund. To prepare yourself well for a board year, you can use the language vouchers for a course in English and/or Dutch. See: Language Center.

Would you like to know more about your visa and a possible exemption from the study progress requirement? Check the page Immigration information for current Non-EU students. Or contact the Dean of students.

More information

Check the slideshow of the online meeting, or get in touch with the student members via this e-mail address.

  • Paul van Dommelen

    Paul van Dommelen

    CBS student member
    • Work & Internship
    • Introduction
    • Society & Internationalization
  • Roy de Bruin

    Roy de Bruin

    CBS student member
    • TLS
    • TSB
    • Sports
    • Student Associations


  • Tue-Dang Bui

    Tue-Dang Bui

    CBS student member
    • Participation
    • TISEM
    • TSHD/TST
    • Culture