Scholarships and Grants

Selected grants and scholarships are available for our courses. Read details below about current grants and scholarships and how to apply.

Scholarships for biomedical start-ups

In collaboration with Janssen Pharmaceutica NV, full scholarships are available for biomedical and biopharmaceutical start-ups currently developing a product for a new medical intervention (i.e. medicinal product, medical device or medical nutritional product). This scholarship is awarded to promising candidates from the complete Clinical Development course (5-week online course with online exam + 4 days on-campus course + 5 days on-campus extended course)Selection of the candidates is done by PJ Futurelab.

Eligibility

You are eligible for this scholarship if:

  • You work at a start-up currently developing a product for a new medical intervention (medicinal product, medical device or medical nutritional product)
  • Your start-up is not yet active in a clinical development program but has concrete plans to start a first-in-man clinical trial within 1 – 1.5 years
  • You are familiar with the Good Clinical Practice (GCP) directives and guidelines for clinical trials
  • You will participate in the blended course Clinical Development (5-week online course with online exam + 4 days on-campus course + 5 days on-campus extended course)

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Scholarships for NKI/AVL and UMCs in Netherlands

Scholarships are available for promising candidates from NKI/AVL and UMCs in the Netherlands. These scholarships cover 50% of the course fee for the complete blended course Clinical Development (5-weeks online course with online exam + 4 days on-campus course + 5 days on-campus extended course).

Eligibility

You are eligible for the scholarship if:

  • You are a graduated physician-investigator or biomedical scientist;
  • You are employed at Netherlands Cancer institute (NKI/AVL) or a University Medical Center in the Netherlands;
  • You will participate in the blended course Clinical Development (5-weeks online course with online exam + 4 days on-campus course + 5 days on-campus extended course).

How to apply

Eligible candidates may apply by completing the application form and uploading the required documents via the link below.

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€500,000 grant from ZonMw for Best Clinical Trial Application

ZonMw has made available a €500,000 grant for the Best Clinical Trial Proposal written during the PJFL Clinical Development On-campus Extended course.

During this course, participants learn how to write a proposal for a new clinical trial with the guidance of a personal mentor who is an expert in their field. All eligible participants may compete in the Best Clinical Trial Proposal challenge and Paul Janssen Futurelab awards the best proposal with a nomination letter for a highly competitive grant of €500,000 from the Netherlands Organization for Health Research and Development (ZonMw).

Eligibility

You are eligible to apply for the ZonMw grant if:

  • You have successfully completed the PJFL Clinical Development online (+online exam) and on-campus courses;
  • Your proposal was developed during the Clinical Development On-campus Extended Course;
  • Your proposal concerns a trial design with a registered drug;
  • Your proposal concerns a trial to be conducted in a research institute or hospital in the Netherlands.

How to apply

A short summary of the proposed clinical trial must be submitted with application for the blended course Clinical Development. All eligible participants enrolled in the On-campus Extended course are encouraged to submit their proposals for the Best Clinical Trial Proposal challenge. Final details about the requirements of the proposals and the closing date for submission for the grant will be communicated during the course.

Paul Janssen Futurelab