AMS AMS Call for Stimulus Projects 2016

This spring, AMS Institute releases the second Call for Stimulus Projects. The aim of Stimulus Projects is to give new and existing AMS partners support to innovative research that has a strong upscaling potential.

Stimulus Projects
Stimulus Projects should realize short-term research output, which act as a catalyst of a new solution direction, concept or approach. The projects may quickly assess the feasibility of ideas, or seek for a completely new and promising avenue of research and innovation. Stimulus projects aim at generating major follow-up projects (or programs). AMS Institute is able to provide co-funding (in cash) up to 50% of project budget with a maximum of €25.000 (your own contribution may be in cash or in kind).

A maximum of eight (8) proposals will be awarded.

Finding partners
To facilitate finding partners for this call, AMS will organize a Matchmaking event on Tuesday May 24th at the AMS Institute, from 14:00-16:00h. This event has limited capacity. If you would like to attend, sign up before or on May 19th via the online form.

Call Timeline

  • May 2nd, 2016: Call release
  • May 24th, 2016: Matchmaking event (sign up here)
  • June 27th, 2016: Pre-submission of proposals (sign up here)
  • July 11th, 2016: Call deadline (submit via
  • September, 2016: Announcement of results to applicants

Pre-submission of proposals
For an efficient review process after the call deadline, we kindly request applicants to notify AMS earlier about their proposal submission. If you are planning to submit a proposal for the Call, inform us via the pre-submission form, preferably by June 27th.

Submit your proposal
Send your complete proposal to our email, preferably in 1 pdf document. Proposals should be submitted by 11 July 2016, 16.00h. Only completed proposals submitted in time to will be accepted for review.

A Stimulus proposal consists of the following completed set of documents:

Background information
For more information about the call and application criteria, please check the documents below.

For questions, please contact Natasha de Sena or Saskia Timmer: