Innovational Research Incentives Scheme Vidi - Applied and Engineering Sciences

The Innovational Research Incentives Scheme Vidi is a grant for experienced researchers.

Extension clause parents

NWO changes its extension clause: for biological mothers the extension of eighteen months per child remains unaffected; other parents (fathers and non-biological mothers) are granted a standard extension of six moths per child. Extension for parents is only granted for children who are part of the applicant’s household. Please consult the frequently asked questions on our website (Link-FAQ) for further details. 

Purpose

Vidi is a funding instrument in the Innovational Research Incentives Scheme. It allows researchers who have already spent several years doing postdoctoral research to develop their own innovative line of research, and to appoint one or more researchers for this.

Who can apply

You can apply for a Vidi grant if you have done several years of research at postdoc level. In this research you have come up with innovative ideas that you have been able to independently and successfully develop further. You gained your doctorate no more than eight years ago, calculated from the date of the PhD graduation to the benchmark date for the Vidi round (1 October). This period can be extended according to the extension clause in the case of caring responsibilities or in the case of training to become a clinical specialist. Further information about this is contained in the document ‘Frequently asked questions’.

A researcher may apply for a Vidi grant on a maximum of two occasions.

Researchers from outside the Netherlands may also apply.

What can be applied for

The maximum grant is 800.000 euros.

When to apply

A funding round is held every year. The deadline for submitting applications in the 2019 round was 3 October, 14:00 hours (Central European (Summer) Time).

When you submit your application to ISAAC MyZonMw  you need to enter several additional details online. We strongly advise you to start applying at least a day before the deadline. Applications that are submitted after the deadline will not be included in the procedure.

Attention: Letters of Support, which are mandatory with an in kind or in cash contribution, must be uploaded in ISAAC and not send by email to NWO.

Assessment

All Vidi applications are assessed in one national competition.

Since 2017 the proposals of Vidi candidates will not be submitted to the new NWO-domains.

Criteria

The assessment criteria are:

  • quality, innovative character and academic impact of the research proposal
  • knowledge utilisation
  • quality of the researcher

Procedure

Each NWO domain has a broadly composed committee of scientists that advises the accredited board within NWO about the quality and relevance of proposals. 

All proposals must be submitted via NWO's electronic application system ISAAC. This does not apply to proposals for the Medical Sciences. These should be submitted to the Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development (ZonMw) via https://mijn.zonmw.nl. Via this page you apply to the Applied and Engineering Sciences domain (TTW). 

Aspasia

Aspasia is a grant linked to the Vidi and Vici competition. The following are eligible for Aspasia:

  • female researchers who have been awarded a grant under the Vidi and Vici scheme
  • female researchers who met the criteria for Vidi or Vici after the interview selection, but did not receive a grant due to a funding shortfall.
  • The Aspasia grant is awarded to Dutch university executive boards that promote these candidates to the position of assistant or full professor within a year after the decisions in the Vidi or Vici round. Further information is available on the Aspasia page.

Details

Status

Temporarily closed for application

Deadline

3 October 2019 14:00

Grant type

Individual

Budget

800,000 euros per grant

Science area

Applied and Engineering Sciences

Programme

Talent Scheme

Objective

Curiosity driven research and talent (2015-2018)

Partners

Ministry of Education, Culture and Science

Contact

Coördinator Coördinator vi@nwo.nl