Social (re)integration of adolescents and adults with autism and psychosis

Applications may be submitted by a professor or a postdoc researcher associated with a Dutch university, an NWO or KNAW institute or an institute recognised by NWO. Applicants who are not affiliated with an institute recognised by NWO can apply in partnership with senior researchers associated with a university. In that case, the researcher associated with the institute recognised by NWO is the main applicant.


The main aim of the Social (re)integration of adolescents and adults with autism and psychosis research programme is to promote high-quality research into interventions in the areas of a) living, b) leisure activities, and c) perception of people with autism spectrum and/or schizophrenia spectrum and other psychotic disorders.

Research with high relevance for and applicability of results in practice is strongly encouraged and should have a solid theoretical or scientific basis. Applicants are expected to use existing databases and information from knowledge centres (for example, the Netherlands Youth Institute and the Knowledge Centre for Child and Youth Psychiatry) to substantiate their proposals.

Who can apply

Researchers from the following universities can submit proposals:

  • Dutch universities;
  • NWO and KNAW institutes;
  • the Netherlands Cancer Institute;
  • the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics in Nijmegen;
  • researchers from the DUBBLE Beamline at the ESRF in Grenoble;
  • NCB Naturalis;
  • Advanced Research Centre for NanoLithography (ARCNL);
  • Princess Maxima Centre.

What to apply for

Proposals of up to €  350,000 may be submitted in this round. Funding may be applied for to cover both staff costs and material costs to be incurred for the research. The duration of the programme, and thus the maximum duration of the research, is five years. The VSNU Agreement on the Payment of Costs for Scientific Research applies to universities, NWO institutes and KNAW institutes.

When to apply

  • The deadline for submitting proposals is 6 Juny 2019, 14:00 hours CEST.



A separate assessment committee will be formed to assess the proposals and issue advice to the programme committee. The assessment committee assesses the applications based on the criteria set out in this call, the referees' assessment reports and the applicants' responses. The NWO Code of Conduct on Conflicts of Interest applies to all persons and NWO staff involved in the assessment and/or decision-making process. See

  1. Connection to the ‘Social (re)integration of adolescents and adults with autism and psychosis’ programme (counts for 35%)
  2. Scientific quality (counts for 35%)
  3. Knowledge utilisation (counts for 20%)
  4. Budget (counts for 10%)


The time schedule is approximately as follows:

  • 6 June 2019 - Deadline for submitting proposals
  • July- August 2019 - Consult referees
  • September 2019 - Gather the applicants' responses
  • October 2019 - Meeting of the assessment committee
  • November 2019 - Assessment committee's recommendation to the programme committee
  • November 2019 - Decision by Social Sciences and Humanities Domain Board
  • December 2019 - NWO notifies the applicants about the decision

In case of a pre-selection, the procedure will be extended by one month. The applicants will be notified about this in due course.




Temporarily closed for application


6 June 2019 14:00

Grant type



3.8 million euro

Science area

Social Sciences and Humanities


Social (re)integration of adolescents and adults with autism and psychosis


Thematic research and public -private partnership (2015-2018)


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