Academy Ter Meulen Grant

The Academy Medical Sciences Fund makes the Academy Ter Meulen Grants available to promising young researchers in paediatric or related areas of medicine. Researchers at a Dutch institute can apply for a grant to cover a research project abroad or a working visit to a foreign institution.

The Academy Ter Meulen Grant is named after the paediatrician H.C.E. ter Meulen. He bequeathed his estate to the Ter Meulen Fund, which was established in 1982 and is part of the Academy Medical Sciences Fund. The Ter Meulen Fund also supports the Academy Ter Meulen lecture, given by a renowned international researcher and by a former Ter Meulen Grantee at the Conference of the Netherlands Association of Paediatric Medicine.

What does the Fund cover?

The Fund covers research projects or working visits abroad that make an innovative contribution to paediatric or related areas of medicine in the Netherlands. The research or working visit abroad must be for a minimum of one and a maximum of twelve consecutive months.  

Subject to certain conditions, the fund will also cover travel expenses (round trip), accommodation abroad and a cost-of-living allowance.


Paediatric medicine (or related areas)

Who is it for?

Eligible applicants are PhD students or researchers who obtained their PhD no more than four years previously. Master students are not eligible.

How to apply

Applications must be submitted using the application form. The deadline for submitting this form is 1 May 2020. You may e-mail the form to