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Leiden University Centre for the Study of Islam and Society

Seed & Breed Grant

A LUCIS Seed & Breed Grant is intended to support and stimulate LUCIS members and affiliated members in writing and submitting a research proposal for national or international funding.

This type of funding includes

  • funding up to € 5.000 for the organization of two workshops or expert meetings with colleagues in the field to discuss a particular call for proposals.
  • Student-assistance for one day per week for a full academic year.


The LUCIS Seed & Breed grant will be awarded once a year. Funding and student-assistance will be available for one academic year (September 1st - August 31st). The deadline for submitting your application is May 1st. Decisions will be announced before June 1st.

General requirements and eligibility

  • Applications are open only to LUCIS members and LUCIS affiliated members. Please note that when a Seed & Breed Grant is awarded to a LUCIS affiliated member, there should be a clear Leiden component in the research proposal.
  • Grantees are required to submit a report after the end of their Seed & Breed Grant period.

Evaluation of proposals

Proposals will be evaluated primarily in terms of innovative potential, multi-disciplinary, cross-regional or cross-temporal integration and academic excellence. Applications for a LUCIS Seed & Breed Grant will be reviewed by the LUCIS steering committee.

Application form

Please download the application form and follow the instructions. 

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