New Open Competition across NWO Domain Science

20 June 2018

With effect from 1 August 2018 researchers will be able to submit proposals for curiosity driven, non- programmed fundamental research in two new funding instruments for the Open Competition of the NWO Domain Science: a single instrument for small-scale projects and investments and a single instrument for large-scale projects. This new open competition replaces the old instruments: ALW Open Programme, EW TOP1&2, EW NWO-M, CW TOP/ECHO, FOM/N Projectruimte, FOM/N Vrije Programma's.

Both funding instruments are open for research proposals with a question in or overlapping the fields of earth sciences, astronomy, chemistry, computer science, life sciences, physics and mathematics and combinations of these.

The disciplinary advisory committees of the NWO Science Domain, the so-called 'Round tables', have been involved in the realisation of these call texts.

NWO Open Competition ENW – KLEIN

The KLEIN grant offers researchers the possibility to elaborate creative and risky ideas and to realise scientific innovations that can form the basis for the research themes of the future. There are three categories of KLEIN grants: KLEIN-1 (1 scientific position), KLEIN-2 (2 scientific positions in collaboration) and KLEIN-0 (investments) that are assessed in competition with each other. The total available budget is M€ 25.5 and proposals can be submitted on a continuous basis.

NWO Open Competition ENW – GROOT

GROOT grants are intended for consortia in which research groups create added value through collaboration compared to individual KLEIN grants, for example. The GROOT grant gives researchers the opportunity and freedom to strengthen and/or expand excellent, challenging and innovative lines of research. The call will be published once every two years and a pre-proposal phase will be used. The deadline for submitting pre-proposals in the first round is 12 February 2019. For this round M€ 25 is available.

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Source: NWO