Financial matters

Fund VIGU

Fund VIGU (translates to Friends of the Institute for History Utrecht University) subsidizes extracurricular activities of students and professors of history programs at Utrecht University.

Fund VIGU has a board of three professors of history from the Department of History and Art History:

  • Marloes Beers (president)
  • Pieter Huistra (treasurer)
  • Roel Frakking (secretary) 

The board decides, four times each year, about subsidies. Deadlines for applications are: November 1st, Februari 1st, May 1st, and  August 1st.

Subsidies are granted to publications, field trips, symposiums etc. Examples: a lustrum of the Utrecht Historical Students' Circle (UHSK), a field trip (organized by students and their professor) to Berlin, museum visits etc.

General rules for subsidies

  • Min. € 10 per person for history students
  • Max. € 40 per person, or 5% of the amount of each student's own contribution

Maximums:

  • € 10 for one-day trips
  • € 20 for trips with 1-4 overnight stays
  • € 30 for trips in Europe with 5 ore more nights
  • € 40 for trips outside Europe

The board will decide about other applications not covered by these rules. There is a maximum of € 1000 per application.

How to apply

Applications should meet the following demands:

  • Applications should be made in a letter, stating the activity and its relation to the study of history in our Department;
  • The letter is addressed to Fonds VIGU, c/o secretary Fonds VIGU, Departement Geschiedenis en Kunstgeschiedenis Universiteit Utrecht, Drift 10, 3512 BS Utrecht;
  • Fund VIGU subsidizes a deficit in your budget, payable post facto. This means that if your activity turns out to have cost less than estimated, you will receive a lower subsidy, or even no subsidy at all.
  • You must submit a conveniently divided budget, allowing for 10% contingencies ("post: onvoorzien");
  • Your budget should mention students' contributions and indicate that you have applied for other subsidies besides the Fund VIGU. Fund VIGU only partially supports your activities.

Contact

Email: Roel Frakking (r.frakking@uu.nl)
Mailbox: fonds VIGU Drift 6