DeepNL - Call for Tenure Track Candidates

Talented researchers are offered a chance of structural embedding in a Dutch esearch institute through a tenure track position and the development of a researchline within the DeepNL topics. Please note: deadline shifts.

NWO’s policy towards funding and the impact of the coronavirus

As a result of the outbreak of the coronavirus, NWO has drafted a guideline to provide applicants with clarity. NWO takes into consideration that under these circumstances it is not always possible that all candidates have an equal opportunity to submit their applications and it is important that we are confident when evaluating applications that we are doing so correctly.

Please note deadline shifts: The schedule for this entire round has been postponed by two months compared to the original schedule.

The closing date shown on this page is not up to date. It gives no indication of the new closing date. 
NWO will communicate the new time frame for this call, including the current closing date, as soon as it becomes clear how long the measures restricting physical contact will last.

For more information about measures for upcoming rounds, and updates on this temporary guideline go to nwo.nl/corona-en.

Call

Prospective tenure track researchers are invited to submit a proposal which fits with the goals of the DeepNL programme. The research aims to improve the fundamental understanding of the dynamics of the deep subsurface under the influence of human activities. This form of funding is designed to give talented researchers the chance of structural embedding in a research institute and to develop their own line of research within the topics of DeepNL. Support from a suitable host institution is required.

Purpose

The aim of this call is to increase the continuity of research in this field. Talented researchers are offered a chance of structural embedding in a Dutch esearch institute through a tenure track position and the development of a researchline within the DeepNL topics. The proposal must contribute tot he goals and intended results of the programme and have added value compared tot he existing projects within DeepNL.

DeepNL is a long-term NWO research programme which has the aim of making fundamental steps in the quantitative and physically underpinned understanding of the dynamics of the deep subsurface under the influence of mining activities such as gas extraction, geothermal energy production, salt mining and CO2-, energy- and wastestorage. This will address the scientific questions concerning soil movements, induced seismicity and the integrity of the subterranean system. This requires the expansion and integration of scientific knowledge in different (sub)disciplines, both within and outside the Solid Earth Sciences. In this phase, the emphasis of the research question is on improving the modelling and prediction of the dynamics of the subsurface as a consequence of gas production in the Groningen reservoir.

Who can apply

The target group of this call for proposals are talented researches with a for DeepNL relevant expertise and a fascination for performing challenging and ground-breaking research in this theme. Candidates are expected to be able to formulate and perform research independently and to guide other researchers.

Researches from foreign institutions are welcome to apply. Any grants must be executed at a Dutch, by NWO approved, host institute. Researchers can only apply with the support of their desired host-institute. An ‘embedding guarantee’ from this institute is required when applying in this call.Additional conditions are described in the call.

If you need contacts with a knowledge institute, and are looking for help in finding one, you can contact us.

What to apply for

The maximum grant is for 750.000 euro. 

Costs that are eligible for funding are, amongst others costs for the tenure track position, PhD-students, postdocs, material costs and benchfee. Additional information can be found in the call for proposals.

When to apply

  • The deadline for submitting a proposal is 2 June 2020, 14.00 h CE(S)T.

Assessment

Criteria

All applications are evaluated based on the following criteria:

  1. Quality, innovative character and academic impact of the research proposal
  2. Quality of the researcher
  3. Relevance and added value to the DeepNL programme

All criteria are of equal importance for the total evaluation

Procedure

All proposals must be submitted via NWO's electronic application system ISAAC. Applications will be evaluated in a perr-review process by (international) reviewers. Applicants are given the oppertunity to write a rebuttal, and there will an interview with the evaluation committee.

The evaluation committee will give its granting advice to the board of the NWO-domain Science, which will decide on all applications. A maximum of one proposal per research institute can be granted. The full procedure is described in the brochure.

More information

More information on the DeepNL programme can be found on the programme website.


Details

Status

Open for application

Deadline

31 December 2045 14:00

Grant type

Individual

Budget

750.000 euros per proposal

Science area

Exact and Natural Sciences

Programme

DeepNL

Contact

Dr. Jeroen van Houwelingen Dr. Jeroen van Houwelingen +31 (0)30 6001244 deepnl@nwo.nl

Contact

Dr. Niels van den Berg Dr. Niels van den Berg +31 (0)70 3494405 deepnl@nwo.nl