Research grants

Funding for research projects in Dutch studies

One of the core activities of the ALCS is to encourage research. The ALCS has a small fund to support scholarly study in the language, history, culture and society of the Low Countries. All ALCS members are welcome to apply for funding. If you are not a member, please enclose a completed membership form with your application.

All ALCS members are welcome to apply for funding.

The ALCS funding is not intended to provide full financial support for projects, but to provide ‘top-up’ funding, or initial support to enable a larger project to get off the ground.

Applications for cooperative projects which benefit the subject as a whole are particularly welcome. A proportion of funds will be set aside for applications from postgraduate students, for instance to assist with travel expenses to visit an archive.

Awarded research grant: Catholic print in the Dutch Republic

How to apply for ALCS funding

Requests for funding should be sent to the ALCS Treasurer by 15 June or 15 December, using the grant application form (DOC, 30KB). Applications will then be considered twice a year at the executive committee meetings. You will be informed of the outcome of your application in July or January. If successful, we will ask you to claim your funding within two years and to write a short report on the funded activities for our website.

Your application form asks you to specify

In addition to the application form, we will ask you to submit a short written reference or letter of support. This may be from a supervisor (for postgraduates), but not from someone else associated with the project. For example, if you are applying for support for a conference, the referee should not be one of the co-organisers.

Please note: successful candidates may not submit applications in consecutive cycles.

To request financial support from the ALCS, download the grant application form (DOC, 30KB) and return as an email attachment by 15 June or 15 December to: