Children’s Rights Research Fund

For the first time the Children's Rights Research Fund will make grants available. The deadline for application is November 15, 2021.

The Children’s Rights Research Fund is connected to Maastricht University and the University Fund Limburg (SWOL). It aims at supporting research and education projects in the field of children’s rights by staff and students from Maastricht University, with an option to cooperate with third parties. The Fund will make grants available twice a year. 
More information Children's Rights Research Fund - Universiteitsfonds Limburg SWOL

Voor de eerste keer stelt het Children’s Rights Research Fund subsidies beschikbaar. De deadline om deze aan te vragen is 15 november 2021.

Het Children’s Rights Research Fund is verbonden aan de Universiteit Maastricht en het Universiteitsfonds Limburg (SWOL). Het heeft als doel onderzoek- en onderwijsprojecten van staf en studenten van Universiteit Maastricht te ondersteunen op het gebied van kinderrechten. Bij deze projecten kunnen ook andere partijen betrokken zijn. Het fonds keert twee keer per jaar subsidie uit. 
Meer informatie: Children's Rights Research Fund - Universiteitsfonds Limburg SWOL.

The Children’s Rights Research Fund is making a grant available for research and/or education projects that intend to improve the living situation for children anywhere in the world, and that involve children themselves. Any application needs to involve at least one UM student and/or staff member (see the call for more info). To facilitate collaboration, please find below an overview of child rights professionals, UM students and UM staff who are interested in possibly applying for this grant. Feel free to get in touch!

Please note this is a living document. All organisations, students and/or staff who want to will be added on this list. There is no selection process, and no check for quality. If you would like to be listed below, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Child Rights Professionals

  • Maryline Njoroge, Regional Child Participation Coordinator at Save the Children International, who is currently working on a project on protecting children in conflict in Sub-Saharan Africa which covers East and West Africa, though she is based in Kenya. She is looking for a staff or student member who wants to focus on children and armed conflict, specifically children associated with armed forces and armed groups.
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  • Jareth Mansfield, chairman of the Rose Knight Foundation. The foundation works to help children in the areas of poverty and human/child trafficking, currently focused on Uganda. The Foundation supports a school and various registered orphanages. They would be interested to connect to a UM staff/student member who could study (perceived) dangers at schools.
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  • Aman Kumar, Centre coordinator of the Child Rights Centre in Bihar, India. The Centre is looking to cooperate with a UM staff/student interested in working with the team of Child Rights Centre, India, voluntary on Fundraising, Researcher, Internship, Collaborative Research Programmes. In return, Child Rights Centre will give a authorise certificate from his university. The Child Rights Centre (CRC) is a specialised research centre of the Chanakya National Law University, Patna, which has run since November 2011. The Centre's mission is to engage with child rights from a multi-disciplinary perspective and provide integrated technical support to different layers of institutional governance at local, state and national levels to protect child rights through Knowledge Management, Human Resource Development and System Strengthening. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • John Njoka, PhD student working on child social protection, particularly formal and informal mechanisms of social protection in Kenya, is looking to cooperate with a UM staff/student for the empirical data collection for his PhD thesis, in Kajiado County, Kenya. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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