NWO invests in equipment and databases

20 March 2014

In the Investment Grant NWO Medium programme, the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded funding to 10 projects for the acquisition of equipment and the setting up of data collections. The total investment is 3,3 million euros.

Investment Grant NWO Medium

With the Investment Grant NWO Medium, NWO funds facilities that are often too expensive for individual groups.

NWO received a total of 38 full proposals for this funding round of Investment Grant NWO Medium. Scientists from the Netherlands and abroad assessed the proposals and this resulted in 10 proposals being awarded funding.

The awards fall within three science divisions of NWO: Earth and Life Sciences, Social Sciences and Physical Sciences.

Encouraging investment

With Investment Grant NWO Medium, NWO wants to encourage and support investments in the research infrastructure. NWO pays a maximum of 75% of the investment costs. The institution where the research will be realised contributes at least 25% of the costs. NWO makes a contribution of between 110,000 and 1,500,000 euros per proposal awarded.

Source: NWO


Science area

Physical Sciences NWO-wide Social Sciences and Humanities Applied and Engineering Sciences Social Sciences Earth and Life Sciences Exact and Natural Sciences


Investment Grant NWO Medium


Making high-quality facilities accessible (2011-2014)

Further information

NWO, Information and Communication Department, tel.: +31 70 344 07 41