Grants

Young and promising researchers can apply for a grant for traveling and/or research scholarships. As per Januari 2016, the maximum amount per grant is 1000 euro. As per November 2016, the maximum amount per grant is 800 euro for a continental trip, 1000 euro for an intercontinental trip.

How to apply for a grant
Grant applications are reviewed and ranked by our grant committee. The grant committee assembles in April and in November. The deadlines for submitting grant applications are:

  • March 20, 23:59 CET
  • October 20, 23:59 CET

Please use the following form for your grant application: [pdf] [.docx].
As of 2016, only applications in English will be considered for a grant.

Please send the grant application including the requested appendices by e-mail to grant_application@gerontechnologie.nl.

How to report
Please use the reporting form to report on your traveling or research activity. The Herman Bouma Fund will transfer the grant as soon as the activity report and financial report have been approved.

Please send the reporting form including the requested appendices by e-mail to grant_application@gerontechnologie.nl.

2017 – AAATE

Annika Vasalampi
Visit to the 2017 AAATE17 conference

With help of a grant of Herman Bouma fund, it was possible for me to attend to AAATE 2017 congress. It enabled me to participate to an international gathering of specialists on assistive technology of my field of research and to present my new master research there as one of the speakers. As a new researcher, it was a great opportunity for me to network and have an experience on presenting research in an international venue.

2017 – IAGG

Francesco Barbabella
Visit to the 2017 IAGG congress

The Herman Bouma grant supported me to attend an present two papers at the 21st International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG) World Congress 2017 in San Francisco (USA). This was an extremely important opportunity to show the results of my current research on gerontechnology, to network with international researchers in the field, and to be updated on current progresses of research, practice and policy.

2017 HCI conference

Amin BakhshandehAbkenar
Visit to the 2017 HCI conference

The Herman Bouma travel grant brought me the opportunity of attending the HCI conference in Vancouver which is one of the top conferences in my research area. Always presenting your work, getting feedback and networking with other researchers helps to improve your study. I personally benefitted a lot from attending this conference and it would not be possible for me without Herman Bouma travel.

2016 – ISG (1)

An Neven
Visit to the 2016 ISG conference

The Herman Bouma grant enabled me to attend the ISG 10th World Conference of Gerontechnology in September 2016 in Nice. The opportunity to attend the conference and present my work about mobility-related technological innovations, helped me to extend my network in this interesting research field, as well as to get new insights about how to improve my own research.

2016 – ISG (2)

Erfaneh Allah
Visit to the 2016 ISG conference

The Herman Bouma grant made it possible for me to present the result of my research on smart homes in the 10th World Conference of Gerontechnology 2016 in Nice, France. I was already honored to present a paper in Gerontechnology 2012 in Eindhoven and got familiar with this innovative research community. At this time, I had a great opportunity to reunion the specialists of this field, share my latest results with them, get inspiration for the progress of my work, and of course extend my network.

2016 – ISG (3)

Jeanie Beh
Visit to the 2016 ISG conference

The Herman Bouma travel grant has provided me with the invaluable opportunity to present my research topic, share research findings and learn about other research projects related to Gerontechnology. It has also enabled me to meet with other researchers to network and plan for my future research career options.

2016 – ISG (4)

Marina Bernardess
Visit to the 2016 ISG conference

The Herman Bouma grant enabled me to attend the 10th World Conference of Gerontechnology in Nice – France, on September 2016. In the event I presented my work and I attended to lectures and seminars of worldwide researchers. This opportunity expanded my knowledge about the innovations in healthy aging and will contribute with my PhD study. Without the grant my participation would not be possible.

2016 – ISG (5)

Stefanie Baisch
Visit to the 2016 ISG conference

Thanks to the Herman Bouma Foundation for Gerontechnology, I was able to attend the 10th World Conference of Gerontechnology 2016 in Nice. This gave me the oppurtunity to present my work to an international audience of well-known and experiences researchers in the field of gerontechnology. Their research, and their input as well as leannig about trends and new developments in the field, inpsired me and will help to improve and supplement my current and future research.

2016 – ISG (6)

Ellen Verhaegh
Visit to the 2016 ISG conference

With the travel grant of the Herman Bouma Fund, I was able to attend the ISG conference 2016 in Nice, France. It enabled me to present my research, to learn from discussions and presentations of other researchers and to extend my network with valuable contacts.

2016 – ISG (7)

Pauline van den Berg
Visit to the 2016 ISG conference

The Herman Bouma Fund enabled me to visit the 10th World Conference on Gerontechnology in Nice, France. It was a good opportunity to present my research on the relationship between the built environment and peoples’ behavior and quality of life, and to extend professional contacts in the field of gerontechnology.

2016 – ISG (8)

Sigrid Vorrink
Visit to the 2016 ISG conference

The Herman Bouma Fund enabled me to visit the 10th World Conference on Gerontechnology in Nice, France from September 28-30 2016. With this grant I was able to present the results of my PhD-research and meet other researchers in my field. I made some valuable connections which will help me in my future research endeavours.

2016 – Weill Cornell Medical Center

Ruth Bolier
Internship Weill Cornell Medical Center

At the division of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine of Weill Cornell Medical Center/ Presbyterian Hospital in New York City, I worked together with Dr. M.C. Reid and his fantastic team. The work was focused on older adults with non-cancer chronic pain, including studies on pharmacological as well as psychological treatments.

2016 – SB3C

Willeke Traa
2016 – SB3C

With the travel scholarship of the Herman Bouma Foundation I was able to attend the 2016 Summer Biomechanics, Bioengineering and Biotransport Conference. Attending helped me to refine my design of an early detection method for pressure ulcer formation. I’m very grateful to the Herman Bouma Foundation for having received the scholarship.

2014 – ISPGR 2014

Jantsje Pasma
Visit to the 2014 ISPGR conference

With the grant of the Herman Bouma Fund I was able to present my research poster at the ISPGR congress 2014. Discussion and contact with other researchers gave me new insights to improve my research on standing balance in elderly using a new technical device and helped me to extend my network.

2014 – ISG 2014 (1/5)

Victoria Young
Visit to the 2014 ISG conference

The Herman Bouma Fund made it possible for me to attend the 9th World Conference on Gerontechnology in Taiwan. A rare and memorable opportunity to be immersed in Asian culture, to share and expand my knowledge and understanding via intellectual exchange with scholars from widely different cultures and educational backgrounds all within gerontechnology.

2014 – ISG 2014 (2/5)

Vuong Nhu Khue
Visit to the 2014 ISG conference

The Herman Bouma grant enabled me to attend the 9th International Conference of Gerontechnology in Taipei, June 2014. With this support, I was able to present my work, discuss and network with grandmasters in gerontechnology. Such opportunity helps refine my research goals, expand my academic network and build my professional repertoire.

2014 – ISG 2014 (3/5)

Lein Shi Ying
Visit to the 2014 ISG conference

Without the Herman Bouma Fund, I could not have attended and presented my paper in the 9th World Conference of Gerontechnology. My utmost gratitude and appreciation to the grant
which has provided me not only an opportunity to extend my professional network but has indirectly open up new perspectives for my research which before this I have not thought before.

2014 – ISG 2014 (4/5)

Ryan Woolrich
Visit to the 2014 ISG conference

The Herman Bouma Foundation grant has enabled me to gain experience in presenting and chairing at an international conference. The contacts I have developed at ISG 2014 will act as foundation to building a successful research portfolio in the area of gerontechnology.

2014 – ISG 2014 (5/5)

Sebastiaan Peek
Visit to the 2014 ISG conference

Thanks to the Herman Bouma Fund I was able to attend the the 9th World Conference on Gerontechnology in Taiwan. I found the ISG masterclass and the congress very enjoyable and interesting. Especially the interactions I was able to have with other students and researchers from around the world were very rewarding, and broadened my perspective on the topic of my PhD.

2013 – WHO

Carrie Beth Peterson
Internship in eHealth for Age-Friendly Cities in the EURO Region at the World Health Organization, Regional Office for Europe

With the grant, I was able to carry out an internship with the World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe in Copenhagen. I worked in health promotion, and healthy ageing, and focused on eHealth recommendations for the Age-Friendly Cities guidelines. The grant allowed me to live in Copenhagen and gain experience in public health.

2013 – Design4Health conference

Xiaoshi Zhang
Visit to the 2nd European Design4Health conference

I‘d like to thank very much the Herman Bouma Fund for awarding me the funding, which enabled me to attend the 2nd European Design4Health Conference that was held in UK in July last year. I really appreciated being able to present my paper there, which was my first time to communicate with lots of the professionals. It helped me a lot to build my network and start my beloved career.

2013 – ICORR conference

Sandra Bedaf
Visit to the 13th ICORR conference

With the grant from the Herman Bouma Fund I was able to present my paper at the 13th ICORR conference. At this conference I shared my work with researchers from all over the world. Meeting other researchers gave me the opportunity to learn from their work and to get inspired and motivated by their stories.