step 1: October 2020 (digitally) – 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).

step2: November 1st until November 15th  2020 – 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 3: November 1st until November 20th  2020 – 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 4: November 16th 2020 until January 25th 2021 – 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 5: November 27th 2020 until January 25th 2021 – Scientific Reviews

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

step 6: February 15th until March 3rd 2021 (before 9.00 AM CET) –  Rebuttal

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

step 7: March 4th – March 20th 2021 – Final Ranking and Final Advice

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

step 8: March 31th 2021 – 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 9: April 10th 2021 – Funds

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

step 10: May 18th 2021 – Coordination Meeting

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

step 11: May 18th until May 25th 2021 (before 9.00 AM CET) – Final decisions

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

step 12: Before June 15th 2021 – Funds inform the applicants

Parallel – previous awarded research

  • Previous awarded researchers have to deliver their progress report before the March 1th 2021
  • By March 2nd 2021 these reports will be sent to the Progress Committee.
  • Around April 20th 2021 the report of the Progress Committee is completed. The funds will be informed.