NWO werkt aan eenvoudige set financieringsinstrumenten

20 November 2017

During the course of 2018, NWO will implement adjustments to simplify its funding instruments. The NWO Executive Board thus intends to create a higher degree of clarity in the research funding and a better connection between the domains for multidisciplinary research proposals.

The changes must make it easier and clearer for the applicant to submit proposals to NWO. From 1 August 2018 onwards, the first calls will open in accordance with this new model, which NWO is currently developing in consultation with all domains. Within the current programmes of NWO Domain Applied and Engineering Sciences, such as the Open Technology Programme (OTP), no major changes are expected until 1 January 2019.


The board of NWO domain AES values a clear and compact set of instruments. In the coming months, it will examine how the already limited number of AES funding instruments can fit within the simplified NWO set. Efficiency and multidisciplinary access are important starting points. In 2018 small adjustments in the implementation may follow so that instruments are more aligned. Major changes in procedure, name changes and discontinuation of the current instruments are not expected in 2018. AES announces these major changes at least six months in advance on the webpage of the relevant programme and the newsletter.

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Source: NWO


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