32 researchers awarded with Vici grant
NWO has awarded 32 researchers with a Vici grant. 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. Each researcher receives € 1,500,000 for a period of five years. 218 researchers submitted a pre-proposal for a Vici. 128 were invited to write a full proposal. 32 researchers will now receive a Vici, of whom 10 are women. Click here for a full list of all the awarded researchers. The next closing date for submitting the Vici pre-proposals is 28 March 2013.
The Innovational Research Incentives Scheme has been set up in 2000 by NWO, KNAW and the universities jointly. The aim is to promote innovation in the academic research field. The scheme is directed at providing encouragement for individual researchers and gives talented, creative researchers the opportunity to conduct their own research programme independently and promote talented researchers to enter and remain committed to the scientific profession. The Scheme includes three forms of grant: Veni (for researchers who have recently completed their doctorates), Vidi (for experienced researchers) and Vici (for researchers of professorial quality).