Strategy

Implementation memorandum social sciences and humanities

In April 2018, NWO published its new strategy for the period 2019-2022. But what will the new strategy mean for the social sciences and humanities? The NWO Domain Social Sciences and Humanities will establish that in an implementation plan, which is currently being drafted.


Until 17 June several short questions about the draft implementation plan were available online. The domain board will use the answers to determine whether NWO-SSH has set out a clear strategic course, which provides an adequate response to issues that are important for the social sciences and humanities both now and in the future. In September, once the input from the questionnaires has been processed, the domain board will present the implementation memorandum for the social sciences and humanities, which will contain its ambitions for the coming years.

About the NWO strategy and the implementation memorandum

The new strategy for the coming period 2019 to 2022, describes the five ambitions of NWO to facilitate the scientific and societal impact of Dutch research in the coming years:

  • Nexus role: connecting agendas, science and society
  • People: perspective for researchers
  • Research: collaboration for excellence and innovation
  • Infrastructure: accessible and sustainable scientific infrastructure
  • Knowledge sharing: effective use of knowledge through co-design and co-creation

The implementation memorandum of the NWO Domain Social Sciences and Humanities provides a concrete interpretation of the NWO strategy with due consideration to the specific wishes and needs of this field.

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