The Academy Fund for Behavioural Research makes the Sara van Dam Project Grants available for research projects concerning the development of children growing up in the Netherlands or in Israel. Researchers who obtained their PhD no more than ten years previously are welcome to apply. Collaboration with a young researcher working at a research institute in Israel is preferable.
Mr Jacob van Dam (1934-2013) bequeathed his estate to the Academy, which established the Sara van Dam z.l. Foundation in accordance with his wishes.
What does the Fund cover?
A researcher may apply for a grant of between € 20,000 and € 100,000 for a research project that will take a maximum of two years to complete.
Research on the development of children growing up in the Netherlands or in Israel. Examples include research on attachment issues, how children deal with trauma related to or caused by violence, the effects of child abuse, interpersonal relationships, and cognitive development. Preference will be given to behavioural research with a neurobiological component.
Who is it for?
Eligible applicants are researchers who obtained their PhD no more than ten years previously and who have an appointment at a scientific institution in the Netherlands for the duration of the entire research project. The applicant will preferably collaborate with a young researcher who works at a scientific institution in Israel.
How to apply
Applications are not being accepted at this time. The next application round will be held in 2017.