Radboud University

Nijmegen Feminism and Religion Fund

The Nijmegen Feminism and Religion Fund dispenses funds to Radboud University students and academics who conduct research in the areas of feminism, religion and gender.


The NFRF was established with its origins in the former Stichting Nijmeegs Ondersteuningsfonds Feminisme en Religie (NOFR). The former NOFR executive board members, Prof Toine van den Hoogen and Dr Grietje Dresen, who are now members of the advisory committee, which assesses applications, are pleased with the move to Radboud Fund: “The fund is in good hands at the Radboud Fund. It was established in 1991 to provide education and conduct research involving feminism and Christianity in the KUN Faculty of Theology. The former chair group, Feminism and Christianity, was one with unpaid members on rotation and was as part of SNUF. The implementation of the chair group entailed additional expenses which could not be funded with the normal SNUF allowance. By entrusting the NOFR’s remaining balance to the Radboud Fund, it is possible to pursue the fund's objects more widely and professionally, and it will become easier to find it. Naturally, we now interpret ‘religion’ as involving more than only Christianity, although we do abide by the original, liberating approach encompassed in the term, ‘feminism’. That liberating approach remains a criterion when assessing applications.”

What projects may qualify for a subsidy?

8256Those Radboud University students or academics who study or conduct research in the fields of feminism, religion and gender may apply for a subsidy. International students or academics who wish to attend Radboud University to pursue part of their studies or conduct research here may also apply for a subsidy. An NFRF subsidy is intended for those expenses which are not covered by a faculty. Think of attending a conference, inviting a guest speaker, publication costs, travel expenses and so forth. Payroll costs do not qualify. The maximum subsidy amounts to €2.500 per application.

Applying for a subsidy

There are two deadlines by when a subsidy may be requested each year: 1 May and 1 November. If you would like to apply for a subsidy, you may contact Marjolein Rauws, marjolein.rauws@ru.nl.