Research support

Both Utrecht University and UMC Utrecht have their own research support offices (RSO). They support researchers in finding external funding for their research. There are many sources to fund research, each with their own goals and requirements, and many funding schemes are highly competitive. The RSO has extensive experience with the different funding schemes and can offer specialized support for researchers to maximize their chances of success.

Researchers can call upon the RSO in their faculty for all aspects of research funding including:

  • Help identifying the most promising funding schemes for their research idea and career stage;
  • Support in preparing competitive grant applications, feedback on draft proposals and tips & tricks for increasing chances of success;
  • Legal support, such as contracts with companies and consortium agreements.

Detailed information on the RSO’s and their services can be found on the Utrecht University intranet. If you don’t have access to the UU intranet, please contact

Researchers at UMC Utrecht have their own funding and valorization support which can be contacted at

If you have trouble finding what you are looking for, you can contact us directly at or 030 253 5854.