UvA Grassroots call – deadline January 29 2016

A new call for the Grassroots projects is open! The deadline for application is on January 29 2016, at 12.00. This is the second of the two rounds of Grassroots in 2015-2016. Join the group of lecturers and students who have this way enriched many courses using ICT and contributed to the improvement of education at the UvA in general!


Grassroots projects January 2016

Grassroots are small-scale, accessible ICT projects, from which the results immediately can be implemented in education. Grassroots are a great example of introducing and testing new techniques in education.
Individual teachers and students can submit a proposal for Grassroots projects. For each Grassroot the budget is no more than €1000.
Besides individual Grassroots projects, departments can request financial aid for a program of 5-10 combined Grassroots.

Get inspired to apply for a Grassroots project!
See UvA Grassroots blog. There you can also find the blog about the FNWI last year Grassroots program “The power of chalkless” (project leader Marcel Vreeswijk). You can watch the 1 minute video (link to VIDEO) about the Grassroots of Timo Halbesma, the Faculty of Science student, who developed the CARD application using a student Grassroots. In the first Grassroots round in September 2015 three individual Grassroots and one FNWI Grassroots program are granted. See more here.
You can follow FNWI Grassroots on Starfish.

How to apply for Grassroots projects?

To apply for the Grassroots project you need to fill in the application form and submit your application before January 29 (12.00 p.m.).

You are most welcome to contact ICTO-FNWI for any questions and for the feedback on your Grassroots project proposal and later on when your proposal is granted. In the case of more lecturers with a similar idea’s ICTO-FNWI will organize collaboration between the projects or a joint grassroots program and give additional support.
Contact: Natasa Brouwer, coordinator ICTO-FNWI (natasa.brouwer@uva.nl).


  • 29-01-2016 Deadline for submitting application formats (12.00). Submit via:  Grassroots@uva.nl
  • 12-02-2016 Participants will be notified about the results of the assessment of the proposal by selection committee (UvA Expertisegroep Onderwijs)
  • 18-02-2016 Start meeting of the Grassroots (15.00). The winning proposals give a presentation.

More information can be found on the Grassroots website: uva.nl/grassroots.