88 researchers awarded with Vidi grant
NWO has awarded 88 researchers with a Vidi grant with a total amount of € 70 million. 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. Each researcher receives € 800,000 for a period of five years.
The reaseachers 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. 540 researchers submitted a pre-proposal, of whom 88 will now receive a Vidi. Click here for a full list of all the awarded researchers. The closing date for submitting applications for Vidi was October 4, 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.