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NWO Veni

Aim: This form of grant offers researchers who have only recently completed their doctorates the opportunity to develop their ideas during three years.
Amount of funding: max. € 250.000 
Target group: Researchers who have recently been promoted, with a maximum of three years after having completed their doctorates
More information: NWO homepage for Veni

NWO Vidi

Aim: This form of grant is targeted at researchers who have completed their doctorates and already spent some years conducting post-doctoral research, thereby demonstrating the ability to generate new ideas and bring them independently to fruition. They will be given the opportunity to develop their own innovative lines of research and themselves to appoint one or more researchers to assist them in the task.
Amount of funding: max. € 800.000 for a period of five years
Target group: Researchers who have completed their doctorates with a maximum of 8 years
More information: NWO homepage for Vidi

NWO Vici

Aim: This form of grant is directed at senior researchers who have shown that they have the ability successfully to develop their own innovative lines of research and to act as coaches for young researchers. They will be enabled to build up their own research teams, often in advance of a regular professorial appointment. Their lines of research should be given a structural place within the research institution.
Amount of funding: The maximum amount of grant will be € 1.500.000 for a period of five years.
Target group: Researchers who have completed their doctorate with a maximum of 15 years.
More information: NWO homepage for Vici

NWO Rubicon

Aim: The aim of the Rubicon programme is to encourage talented researchers at Dutch universities to dedicate themselves to a career in postdoctoral research.
Amount of funding: Standard awards have been set both for periods spent abroad. The minimum duration is twelve months.
Target group: Postgraduates who are currently engaged in doctoral research or who have been awarded a doctorate in the twelve months preceding the relevant deadline. Applicants who are still engaged in doctoral research may only apply if their supervisor provides a written declaration approving their thesis.
More information: NWO homepage for Rubicon

NWO Complexity

Aim: The objective of the programme Complexity is to strengthen Dutch research into the dynamics of complex systems, create foci of in-depth knowledge and to form a community of researchers and users in the field of complex systems.
Amount of funding: The programme predominantly funds research positions up to a maximum of K€ 500 per project. The grant can be used for a PhD student or a two-year post-doc. Equipment and travel costs are also eligible for funding.
Target group: Funding proposals can be submitted by researchers from Dutch universities. The proposal is submitted on behalf of a research team by a single researcher.
More information: NWO homepage for Complexity

NWO Open Competition

Aim: The objective of the programme Open Competition is to promote excellent non-programmed, curiosity-driven research with primarily social sciences- or humanities-related research questions and problem statements.
Amount of funding: The grant can range from less than € 100,000 up to a maximum of € 750,000. The application is built up from a combination of modules that the applicant considers to be necessary for their research.
Target group: Funding proposals can be submitted by senior researchers from an institution recognised by NWO. The applicant(s) must have an appointment period for at least the duration of the application procedure and the entire duration of the research for which the grant is being applied for. Applicants may only submit one application per year in the Vrije Onderzoeksruimte (Non-programmed Research Area); this rule applies to all non-programmed SSH instruments
More information: NWO homepage for Open Competition

NWO Dutch National Research Agenda

Aim: The objective of the programme Dutch National Research Agenda is to finance research and innovation on (parts of) the NWA routes or between routes. The research encourages collaboration both within the entire public knowledge chain and between the entire knowledge chain and social partners.
Amount of funding: In this funding round, applications can be submitted in the following bandwidths: 0,5-2 M€, 2-5 M€, 5-10 M€. The budget is built on the basis of NWO-wide standardized building blocks, the so-called modules.
Target group:

Applications are submitted by a consortium. We distinguish three categories of participants in a consortium:

  1. Main applicant
  2. Co-applicant (s)
  3. Co-financier (s)
The main applicant must submit the application on behalf of the consortium.
More information: NWO homepage for Dutch National Research Agenda