CHDR created the Advanced Clinical Pharmacology Stipend (AC-PS) fund to stimulate the development of early career professionals in the field of clinical pharmacology and to enable cross-cultural exchange of ideas and research. The fund was introduced in honor of professor emeritus Adam Cohen, who served as CHDR’s CEO for 30 years.

What is it?

The aim of the fund is to financially support young researchers to develop and further their career in Clinical Pharmacology by gaining relevant experience outside of their own institution. An annual amount of up to 10.000 EUR is available for several researchers to come to the Netherlands or go abroad, and individual persons can apply for up to 5.000 EUR with a justification of expenses. Support can be granted for expenses on travel, conferences, research exchanges, short-term research internships, a virtual learning course, and other costs for an educational or research activity. The ACPS fund will be awarded two times a year. The deadlines for submitting applications are June 30 and December 31 of each calendar year.

How to apply

In order to apply for this fund, candidates should submit their CV, a letter of motivation, a letter of recommendation, a letter of acceptance from the receiving institute in case of an internship/exchange, or the proof of registration in case of a conference or course, and a detailed justification / cost breakdown.

Applications should be sent to dr Matthijs Moerland ( electronically in PDF before June 30 or December 31

The applications are evaluated by a program committee according to following criteria:
- Completeness of the application
- Letter of Motivation
   - Planned activities / schedule
   - Scope and relevance of the activity
- Curriculum vitae / background of the candidate
- Letter of recommendation (from supervisor or receiving institute or both)
- Cost breakdown

A decision by the Committee can be expected within 1 month after the deadline dates.

Next steps

After awarding the grant, we will transfer the fund to the recipient. Upon completion of the activity, the recipient needs to provide a concise report describing the activity, as well as deliverables/outcomes of the educational or research activity/stay. 

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