Ambition 2: People

Perspective for researchers

Good research requires good researchers. NWO will ensure that researchers in the Netherlands can continue to develop in all phases of their career.

The renowned Talent Scheme (Rubicon, Veni, Vidi, Vici) will be supplemented with instruments by which talented researchers can continue working on existing research with a longer duration, whether alone or with a team. Furthermore, the NWO Open Competition for curiosity-driven research will be given a modular structure.
NWO will expand the 'Money Follows Researcher' scheme and it will establish the Huygens Professorship to attract excellent senior scientists to the Netherlands. NWO will also tackle important bottlenecks such as the Matthew effect and the high application pressure.




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