step 0: October 3rd 2019 (between 9 AM and 5 PM) – Pitch

Researchers who intend to submit an application have the opportunity to present and explain their plan to the Patient Panel (and Boardmembers of the funds). To apply for the pitch, please send an email to:

For more information, please call Mirjam Boers 030-2006315 (Oogvereniging).

step1: November 1st until November 15th  2019 – Committee Criteria

A committee to be appointed by UitZicht of three experts (Mrs. Prof. J.M.M. Hooymans, Mr. Prof. A. Kijlstra and Mr. Prof. R.O. Schlingemann) will decide whether your request for a subsidy meets the definitions and preconditions and thus qualifies for UitZicht. If this is not the case, the application will be returned.

step 2: November 1st until November 20th  2019 – Sub-Panels ‘Scientific Quality’

The Sub-Panels are appointed by the UitZicht Committee. These Sub-Panels Scientific Quality appoint scientific experts to review.

It is the intention not to appoint reviewers who are also a member of the Sub-Panel.

step 3: November 16th 2019 until January 25th 2020 – Advice by the Patient Panel (Relevance)

A group of about 10 – 15 patients will establish an advice to the applicant. The reviews are collected by the secretariat.

step 4: November 27th 2019 until January 25th 2020 – Scientific Reviews

The reviewers are being approached and requested for a review. Reviews are collected by the secretariat.

step 5: February 15th until March 3rd 2020 (before 9.00 AM CET) –  Rebuttal

Rebuttal by the applicant on the Scientific Quality Reviews and the Advice by the Patient Panel.

step 6: March 4th – March 20th 2020 – Final Ranking and Final Advice

The Sub-Panels Scientific Quality give their final ranking and the Patient Panel gives its final advice.

step 7: March 26th 2020 – Meeting

Meeting of the chairmen of the Sub-Panels ‘Scientific Quality’, two members of the Patient Panel and two members of the UitZicht Committee. This meeting will lead to a final ranking of scientific quality. The Procedure and Applications may be discussed.

step 8: April 10th 2020 – Funds

Participating funds receive their subsidy requests, the reviews, the advice, the rebuttals and the rankings.

step 9: May 19th 2020 – Coordination Meeting

The participating funds meet. The main goal of this meeting is to avoid overfunding.

step 10: May 19th until May 26th 2020 (before 9.00 AM CET) – Final decisions

The funds announce their final decisions to the secretariat of UitZicht.

step 11: Before June 15th 2020 – Funds inform the applicants

Parallel – previous awarded research

  • Previous awarded researchers have to deliver their progress report before the March 1st
  • By March 2nd 2020 these reports will be sent to the Progress Committee.
  • Around April 20th 2020 the report of the Progress Committee is completed. The funds will be informed.