User Support Programme Space Research (GO)

The aim of the User Support Programme Space Research is to provide support to researchers working in the Netherlands during the (preparation for) use of infrastructure in space for the purpose of high quality research. The programme is open to excellent research in the areas of earth observation and planetary research.

Purpose

The NWO Domain Science (ENW) is cooperating with the Netherlands Space Office (NSO) in the programme User Support Space Research.

The aim of this programme is to provide support to researchers working in the Netherlands during the (preparation for) use of scientific infrastructure in space for the purpose of high quality research.

The programme is open to excellent research in the areas of earth observation and planetary research. Possible research themes for earth observation are geosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere, cryosphere, biosphere and anthroposphere, as well as research in which these themes intersect.

The research theme for planetary research is planetary evolution and habitability, focused on our own solar system.

Who can apply

Funding from the User Support Programme Space Research can be applied for by associate, assistant and full professors or researchers with a comparable position who hold an appointment at a Dutch university or a research institute recognised by NWO.

The main applicant should have a paid employment contract for at least the duration of the application process and the research for which funding is requested. A maximum of 1 application per researcher per year can be submitted.

What to apply for

Personnel costs (one position per research project; 1 PhD for 4 years or 1 postdoc for a maximum of 3 years) and additional costs (material and/or travel costs).

When to apply

  • The closing date for the compulsory pre-proposals is 7 November 2019, 14:00 hours CE(S)T.
  • The deadline for submitting full proposals is 9 January 2020, 14:00 hours CE(S)T. 

Assessment

Criteria

All applications will be assessed on the basis of three criteria: 

  1. Scientific quality;
  2. Scientific and/or societal impact;
  3. Quality of the research team.

Procedure

The procedure comprises the following stages:

  • Determining the admissibility of the pre-proposals;
  • Determining the admissibility of the full proposals;
  • Review by international referees and rebuttal;
  • Assessment by a committee;
  • Decision by the board of NWO Domain Science based on the advice of the committee.

 

Details

Status

Open for preliminary proposals

Deadline

7 November 2019 14:00

Grant type

Programmatic

Budget

2.4 million euros

Science area

Exact and Natural Sciences

Objective

Research (2019-2022)

Partners

Ministry of Education, Culture and Science/Netherlands Space Office (NSO)

Contact

Drs. Daniƫlle Hollman Drs. Daniƫlle Hollman +31 (0)88 0424544 d.hollman@spaceoffice.nl