155 young researchers awarded with Veni grant
NWO has awarded 155 young researchers with a Veni grant. This grant offers researchers who have recently gained their PhDs the opportunity to further develop their ideas for a period of three years. Each researcher receives € 250,000. This year, 1001 researchers submitted a preproposal for a Veni. 155 researchers will now receive a Veni, a success rate of 15,5 %. However, the proportion of good proposals is much higher. The total amount awarded by NWO for the Veni researchers is € 40 million. For a full list of all the awarded researchers, please click here for more information. The closing date for submitting the Veni applications was 3 January 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).