Small projects for NWA routes 2020

Within this call for proposals the route management of each NWA route can submit an application for funding of maximum three small projects. These projects can be aimed at an innovative idea or at knowledge utilisation of existing knowledge.

Purpose

NWO is executing the NWA programme on behalf of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science. NWO finds it important to support the 25 routes of the Dutch National Research Agenda. Within this call for proposals the route management of each NWA route can submit an application for funding of small projects. These projects can be aimed at an innovative idea or at knowledge utilisation of existing knowledge. 

These small projects should contribute to relevant subjects for the route and should enlarge the scientific and/or societal impact of the route. The route management should follow a transparent process to come to the selection of subprojects together with the relevant field. This process should be described in the application. New and unexpected connections should also be made, for example between disciplines, organisations and research fields. The assessment committee will assess the proposals with respect to these connections and with respect to the relevance for the route.

Who can apply

  • Only ‘boegbeelden’ or ‘trekkers’ of the 25 routes of the Portfolio for research and innovation of the Dutch National Research Agenda can be the main applicant. This list shows all routes, ‘trekkers’ and ‘boegbeelden’. For some routes there are multiple names listed: on the application, only one of them can figure as the applicant.
  • There is a maximum of one application per route.
  • More information about the specific requirements regarding who can apply, can be found in the call for proposals. 

What to apply for

The maximum grant amount is € 150.000,- divided amongst maximum three subprojects of maximum € 50.000. These subprojects can be aimed at an innovative idea or at knowledge utilisation of existing knowledge. More details can be found in de call for proposals.

When to apply

  • The deadline for submitting proposals is 29 October 2020 at 14:00:00 hours CE(S)T

Assessment

Criteria

I. Connections
II. Relevance
III. Project plan

More information about the operationalisation and subsidiary aspects of the criteria can be found in paragraph 4.2 of the call for proposals. 

Procedure

The first step in the assessment procedure of the proposals is assessing whether a proposal is eligible. This is done by applying the conditions stated in Chapter 3 of this call for proposals. Only applications that meet these conditions will be taken into consideration. 
An assessment committee is responsible for the assessment. The assessment committee assesses the proposals by using the assessment criteria (see paragraph 4.2). The committee assesses the full project.

More information

The Small project for NWA routes call is part of the NWA-Programme that NWO realises on behalf of the Ministry of OCW.

 

Details

Status

Open for application

Deadline

29 October 2020 14:00

Grant type

Programmatic

Budget

3,75 million euros

Science area

Social Sciences and Humanities NWO-wide Applied and Engineering Sciences Netherlands Initiative for Education Research Exact and Natural Sciences

Programme

Dutch Research Agenda

Objective

Research (2019-2022)

Partners

Ministry of OCW

Contact

Annemarie van den Bos Annemarie van den Bos +31 (0)70 349 42 18 nwa-routes@nwo.nl