Twenty-six teachers receive Doctoral Grant

4 June 2019

Twenty-six laureates have received grants in the fourteenth round of the Doctoral Grant for Teachers. Every year, the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science makes 9.5 million euros available for these PhD trajectories. The grants provide teachers with an opportunity to further develop their capabilities and strengthen ties between universities and schools. NWO evaluates and selects the applications.

From research on the effect of music on slowing down dementia, the impact of the digital society, the use of smart software to explain a medical diagnosis, to research that designs a model for SME financing – these are some examples of the various subjects that the talented teachers will be doing PhD research on in the coming years within this science-wide programme.

Doctoral Grant for Teachers

Teachers who would like to be eligible for a doctoral grant must find a supervisor at a Dutch university and submit a research proposal to Dutch Research Council (NWO). Teachers are free to pick a research subject of their choice.

It is important that the knowledge and experience gained from the PhD research benefits science and educational practice. Teachers who are accepted will be exempted from teaching for a period of five years up to a maximum of 0.4 FTE a year without loss of wages in order to work on their PhD research.

Most applications are submitted for research in the humanities and social sciences. The vast majority of applicants are teachers in higher professional education. The Doctoral Grant for Teachers was launched in 2011. In the meantime, a number of teachers have obtained their PhD with a Doctoral Grant for Teachers.

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Source: NWO

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Mr O.R. (Olivier) Morot, spokesperson Mr O.R. (Olivier) Morot, spokesperson t: +31 (0)6 53175 377