TOP-grants for curiosity-driven research in astronomy, computer science and mathematics

The TOP-Grants for curiosity-driven research for astronomy, computer science and mathematics are divided into two modules. Module 1 is a grant for senior researchers with a proven track record of significant research results in the last ten years. Module 2 is a grant for junior researchers at the beginning of their scientific career.

Please note that there is no deadline. Proposals can be submitted at any time


This competition is set up for proposals for innovative or high-risk scientific research that addresses questions of high quality and urgency. Applications should have evident importance for astronomy, computer science and/or mathematics. 

When to apply

In 2017 applications for TOP grants can be submitted at any time until 24 August 2017. When the funds available have been exhausted before this date, this application round will be closed.

Choose a funding instrument


Grant type



Open for application


Continuous application


5 million euro


Curiosity driven research and talent (2015-2018)

Science area

Physical Sciences


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