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Call For Proposals: Marina Van Damme Grant 2019

Dear Alumna,

On 20 June the Board of the Twente University Fund will award the Marina van Damme Grant for the 17th time to a talented, ambitious UT alumna, with a master’s degree and/or a doctorate. Are you that alumna who could use a helping hand in taking the next step or turn on her career path? If so, let us know your intention before 27 February 2019 to join this call for proposals. Your proposal must be submitted no later than 12 March 2019.

 Marina van Damme Grant

The grant consists of a cash prize of € 9,000 and a certificate. This prize is intended to broaden your personal growth en development, for example by expanding knowledge or doing an international orientation in the form of a study, internship or project. The grant is not intended to finance (or co-finance) a doctoral degree project. Furthermore, applications focused on pursuing a follow-up programme at the University of Twente will not be considered. The winner of the grant has four years to implement her proposal.

 This grant is made possible thanks to a donation of dr. ir. M.A. van Damme. In 1965 she became the first doctoral graduate from the former Technical College Twente (THT).

 Advance notification and nominations

If you are interested to join, we would like to receive your advance notification before 27 February. After you have received a confirmation by email you can submit your proposal no later than 12 March. Your proposal must indicate which developments you have achieved since your graduation (including a curriculum vitae), what your dreams and motivation are, what steps you plan to take to achieve this and how you are going to use the grant to accomplish this.

 Criteria and checklist

Your proposal must follow the checklist and assessment criteria.


The proposals will be assessed by a jury consisting of a previous grant winner, a professor from the University of Twente, a Board member of the Twente University Fund and a UT entrepreneur.

 Submitting proposals

Proposals can be submitted no later than 12 March 2019 by e-mail: universiteitsfonds@utwente.nl

The grant will be awarded on 20 June 2019 during a ceremony at the campus of the University of Twente.
The winner is expected to attend.

You can find out more information about the grant at www.utwente.nl/ufonds 
We look forward to receiving your advance notification and proposals!

Kind regards,

Maurice Essers