Platform control II

Universities of Applied Sciences and public organisations can apply for funding for developing platforms: open and active collaboration networks that connect professors in specific research themes.

Purpose

The Taskforce for Applied Research SIA (hereafter SIA), part of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), has the mission to stimulate the development of applied research at Universities of Applied Sciences and one means to achieve this is the Platform II funding scheme.

The platform II funding scheme connects professors of the Universities of Applied Sciences in platforms; open and active collaboration networks organised around a specific research theme. The platforms will enable the professors to contribute with more mass and focus to national and international research agenda's, topsectors, the Nationale Science Agenda and innovation missions.

Who can apply

The applicant must be a government-funded university of applied sciences or a public organisation relevant for the thematic focus of the platform. The applicant must participate in one of the existing platforms or apply to one of the four new defined themes.

What to apply for

The maximum grant size is 100.000,- euro. Grant funds are intended for the development of the platform: developing the network and organisation, aligning research, developing research agenda, mutual programming and strategy etc.
The project duration is 24 months.

When to apply

Applicants may apply throughout the year until Thursday March 19 2020, 14:00 Dutch time. SIA will process the applications at several moments during this period. The exact dates will be announced on the SIA website.

Assessment

Criteria

Applications are assessed by an independent committee using three criteria:

  1. Openness, accessibility and relevance of the network
  2. Focus on thematic programming and validation  
  3. Organizational capability

Procedure

When an application is accepted to be processed, the application will be assessed by an independent committee composed of experts from research and professional practice.
The committee assesses every application individually based on the criteria.

The committee may ask the applicant to provide further information or request an interview with the applicant if deemed necessary for the assessment.

More information

SIA will process the applications at several moments during this period. The times of these moments will be announced on the SIA website.

Details

Status

Open for application

Deadline

Continuous application

Grant type

Cooperation and Exchange

Budget

2,400,000 euros

Science area

Nationaal Regieorgaan Praktijkgericht Onderzoek

Objective

Research (2019-2022)

Contact

Eras Draaijers, Programme Manager +31 (0)6 331633372 eras.draaijers@regieorgaan-sia.nl