The Netherlands and Canada intensify their collaboration in scientific research

31 May 2018

On Thursday 24 May 2018, NWO signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the National Research Council of Canada (NRC). Stan Gielen (NWO) and Iain Stewart (NRC) signed the MoU in the presence of the Canadian ambassador in the Netherlands, Sabine Nölke. The signing took place at her residence.

Right: Stan Gielen (NWO) and left: Iain Stewart (NRC) shaking hands (credits:

As part of this MoU, NWO will make the Money follows Cooperation principle possible in the NWO contribution to the top sectors. NWO recently announced the Money follows Cooperation principle in its new strategy for 2019-2022. This principle will soon offer Canadian scientists the possibility to join a Dutch consortium that submits a proposal to NWO, as long as they have knowledge that is not present or is not present at the desired level in the Netherlands.

Source: NWO