The Netherlands Organization for Health Research and Development (ZonMw) and the Association Innovative Medicines (Vereniging Innovatieve Geneesmiddelen) both offer Futurelab scholarships to post-master professionals.
On February 1st 2017 ZonMw announced to grant 9 full scholarships for Futurelab’s Clinical Development program (On-campus Extended + online) to the eight Dutch University Medical Centers and NKI/AVL. These designated scholarships are meant for entrepreneurial physician-investigators and biomedical researchers in The Netherlands who wish to further their career and increase their knowledge on the development of novel medical interventions. The program focuses on several important aspects associated with the development medicinal products, medical devices, and medical nutritional products. In the on-campus extended part of this module, participants are guided to develop their own clinical trial applications based on the brief pre-proposal they submitted with their application.
Application deadline for ZonMw scholarships
The application procedure for the above-mentioned scholarships runs through the deaneries of the University Medical Centers and the research manager of the NKI/AVL. Candidates are asked to notify their dean or in case of the NKI/AVL the research manager of his or her interest in applying for a scholarship. The application deadline is March 13th, 23.59h (CET) 2017.
€500,000 grant for the best clinical trial application
A highly competitive €500,000 grant from the Dutch funding agency ZonMw is available for the best clinical trial application developed during this course, for testing a registered medicinal product in a Dutch research institute or hospital. Paul Janssen Futurelab Leiden will review all developed clinical trial applications during this course and award the best proposal with a nomination letter that can be used for obtaining the ZonMw grant.
Vereniging Innovatieve Geneesmiddelen scholarships
“This is a unique blended-learning program for biomedical professionals. Participants will get the opportunity to study real-life case studies from the field”, says Ackbar Ketwaru, senior policy advisor at Vereniging Innovatieve Geneesmiddelen. “They are trained to use question-based clinical development, a method that can be put to great use within their organizations.”
Application deadline for scholarships
The Vereniging Innovatieve Geneesmiddelen scholarships are only available to employees of association members, with a maximum of one applicant per company. Participants can apply here. The first five applicants that are selected by Futurelab will be granted a scholarship. The application deadline is March 13th, 23.59h (CET) 2017. Applicants will be notified after this date.