What is the Stud Fund?



Nowadays, sustainability is an important key to making the world a better place. Does your idea have a sustainable impact on the world. Then you are welcome to apply.



Innovation is highly valued at the Stud Fund. 
Does your idea break new ground and have the potential to disrupt existing norms? 
The Stud Fund looks forward to receiving your application!
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Social Importance

Do you have an idea that could have a positive impact on the local community or is of social importance? STUD Fund would love to support your plan.

Recent projects funded by us

Clean Tech Challenge

Clean Tech Challenge

Three teams competed against each other in an exciting competition focused on clean tech innovation on April 3rd at YES!Delft. They provided some really fantastic solutions to address environmental problems. The program attracted a lot of attention, as seen by the 40 registrants, showing a strong dedication to improving sustainable solutions. The jury? Yes, they were excellent; speakers included representatives from Graduate Entrepreneur, Bird & Bird, Green TU, and Biosphere Solar. The event was more than just a competition because of YES!Delft's vibrant environment for businesses and innovation; it was an opportunity for everyone to network and become geeky about clean tech.

The money provided by Stud played a crucial role in organizing the event, allowing for the seamless execution of various aspects of CleanTech challenge . Firstly, it covered the expenses associated with securing the venue at YES!Delft, ensuring a vibrant and conducive environment for the participants and attendees. The money provided by the fund opened an exciting opportunity to organize a networking event alongside the main activities. This networking session featured small snacks and drinks, creating a relaxed and engaging atmosphere for participants to connect, exchange ideas, and build valuable relationships. Overall, the fund's contribution not only enabled the event to take place but also enhanced its quality and impact.

Highlight Delft 2024

Highlight Delft 2024

Highlight Delft, in collaboration with us, organized an open call. The aim was to find a student willing to create an artwork for Highlight Delft 2024, focusing on the creative application of technology. Students were required to organize a pitch of up to three minutes, presenting their ideas. The winning idea was selected by a jury consisting of board members of Stud, the curators and tech team of Highlight Delft, and students who had previously presented projects at Highlight Delft. Michael "Mikkel" Olthof was announced as the winner of the STUD Open Call. With his pitch on the immersive experience Curved Sounds, he impressed the jury. Mikkel was supported by the curators and tech team of Highlight Delft for several months to further develop his project.



We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to the STUD Fund for the invaluable support and co-financing provided for the successful organization of the INDESEM week (International Design Seminar). Thanks to the contribution, this event has proven to be a remarkable platform for knowledge sharing and inspiration among design enthusiasts and professionals from around the world.

INDESEM (International Design Seminar) is a prestigious biennale, established in 1962 by a group of students and revived in 1986 by Herman Hertzberger. Held at the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment of Delft University of Technology, INDESEM has become a must-attend event for architecture and design enthusiasts. 

This year, we were fortunate to have an exceptional lineup of distinguished lecturers who graced us with their expertise and wisdom. The insights shared by renowned architects such as Souto de Moura, Herman Hertzberger (AHH), Joost Moolhuijzen (Renzo Piano Building Workshop), Jette Hopp (Snøhetta), Kazuya Katagiri (KAD), Jean-Philippe Vassal (Lacaton & Vassal), and many others have left an indelible mark on the minds of all who attended. Their thought-provoking presentations and extensive experience have truly enriched our understanding of architecture and design.

One of the highlights of the INDESEM week was the workshop powered by the STUD Fund, where participants were tasked with creating their own 'boundary' using scrap materials. This hands-on experience allowed them to explore the concept of boundaries in design, emphasizing the importance of resourcefulness and innovation. The workshop not only provided a platform for practical learning but also fostered collaboration and creativity among the participants.

We are deeply grateful to the STUD Fund for recognizing the value and significance of events like INDESEM week and for supporting the development and growth of the design community. Their contribution has made a tangible difference in the quality and impact of this event, enabling us to continue inspiring and nurturing the next generation of designers.

Once again, we extend our heartfelt thanks to the STUD Fund for your unwavering support. We look forward to future collaborations and the opportunity to create more meaningful and transformative design experiences together.

How does the Stud Fund work?

Here you see the roadmap for a fund request



When you fill in the fund request, it will be discussed in the monthly meeting.



After your request is discussed you will receive a follow-up with an invitation to sign the contract at our office.



After the contract has been signed we will receive photos and text from you to show what STUD has enabled within your project.



As soon as the money has been spent, you can send your invoice to STUD. We will process it and the process has been completed

Fill in your information

Before you will apply, please check if your idea meets the criteria below. Firstly, fill in the application form which you can upload below. Both Dutch or English writing is fine.

  • How many (TU) students are reached by contributing to this project?
  • To what extent is Stud Fund necessary for the execution of the project?
  • What is the duration of the project?
  • Is it an one-off initiative or is the investment lasting for a longer period of time?
  • Stud's logo must be shown on promotion materials of the supported project Stud Fund only supports one-off contributions.
  • Stud Fund does not commit to long-term contracts
  • Stud Fund does not support personal costs, for example, (flight) tickets, acommodation, food, etc.
  • Stud Fund only grants amounts to legal persons, not to natural persons
  • Responsibility of the organisation and execution of the project is yours
  • In order to pay the granted amount, Stud Fund needs proof of payment/receipts on what the sponsored money is spent
  • The applicants may not receive study credits for the project



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The Excellence Fund

Do you excel in your field of expertise and do you need financial support? Then click further to learn more!

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