New NWO: funding instruments

Consequences for applicants

An important objective of the new NWO is to improve the harmonisation between instruments from different domains, to make cross-domain programming easier, and to make it clearer for researchers which part of NWO they can best approach with their research ideas. From 1 January 2017 onwards changes in the funding instruments will gradually be implemented.

This will mainly be noticeable for the new funding instruments. For all NWO units the following rules apply to the changing of funding instruments: current instruments will essentially continue to operate unchanged until a decision about a change or discontinuation has been taken. The change or discontinuation will only become effective at least six months after this has been communicated via, for example, the website and newsletters of NWO. This will allow researchers to prepare for changes in the procedures in good time.

The ambition is to allow new funding instruments to become effective no later than 1 January 2018.

For further information with respect to the consequences for a specific funding instrument please see the overview page of the instrument concerned.