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NWO Research Talent

Aim:
Research Talent offers talented, upcoming researchers the opportunity to fulfill their ambitions of pursuing a scientific career with a three-year PhD research project. Proposals for Research Talent are submitted through professors or associate professors within social and behavioural sciences.
Amount of funding: Three years full-time PhD staff costs and 10.000 € material costs
Target group: Research Master students
More information: NWO homepage for Research Talent

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 Top Grants

Aim:
The programme offers these research groups the opportunity to strengthen their position by employing excellent researchers. The key assessment criteria are the quality of the research proposal submitted and the scientific performance of the research group submitting the proposal.
Amount of funding: TOP Grants subsidies range from € 600.000 to € 750.000.
Target group: Professors and associate professors (UHDs) with a tenured appointment at a Dutch university or a NWO or KNAW institute. A research group may submit one TOP Grants proposal per funding round. Each research institute may only submit one research proposal per funding round. Main and co-applicants may not simultaneously submit other applications to MaGW or have another application that is still under consideration.
More information: NWO homepage for Top Grants

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 Mosaic

Aim:
A programme that aims at helping representatives of ethnic minorities to pursue an academic career in research.
Amount of funding: For a four-year period of doctoral research, the maximum amount will be € 200.000.
Target group: Applicants must comply with the following criteria:
1. Both their parents must have been born in one of the target countries (see list at the back of the Mozaïek brochure)
or:
both the candidate and at least one of his/her parents must have been born in one of these countries;
2. The candidate must have graduated from or be a final year student at a Dutch university and have completed the entire university degree in the Netherlands.
More information: NWO homepage for Mosaic

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