LUCIS Funding Opportunities

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One of LUCIS’ main aims is to encourage and strengthen high-quality research about Islam and Muslim societies at Leiden University, and to advance cooperation and the exchange of knowledge between LUCIS members working in these areas.


Conference Grant

A LUCIS Conference Grant offers you funding up to a maximum of € 7500 to cover the expenses for travel, accommodation, and catering arrangements and for publicity materials for a typical public one- or two-day LUCIS conference. A student-assistant of the LUCIS office will assist you in the organization of your conference. Annual deadlines for application are 1 May and 1 October .


Guarantee Grant

A LUCIS Guarantee Grant offers you funding up to a maximum of € 2000 for your conference. LUCIS will not be involved in the organization of your conference. Annual deadlines for application are 1 May and 1 October .


Seed & Breed Grant

A LUCIS Seed & Breed Grant is intended to support and stimulate LUCIS members in writing and submitting a research proposal for national or international funding. This support includes funding up to € 10.000 as well as assistance by a student-assistant of LUCIS (1 day per week for a full academic year). The annual deadline for application is 1 May .