NWO information meetings on Curaçao and Aruba

11 September 2019

In autumn 2019, NWO will organise two information meetings on Curaçao and Aruba. The reason for this is the expansion of the NWO grant possibilities announced earlier this year, which offers opportunities for researchers in the Caribbean part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The meetings must clarify what that expansion means in practice, and what the current state of affairs is regarding the new call for the Caribbean research programme. Furthermore, the meetings provide a good networking opportunity for local researchers.

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On 21 June 2019, NWO organised a similar meeting for researchers located in the Netherlands. Now, NWO, in cooperation with the local universities, is organising such a meeting for the first time in the Caribbean Netherlands.

In February 2019, NWO announced that in future, researchers at research institutions in the Caribbean part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands would also be eligible for NWO funding. NWO will now visit the Caribbean to explain what that means in practice. Questions that will be considered include which funding instruments could be relevant, how the application procedure at NWO works, and how researchers and institutions can make use of the new possibilities.

The two universities involved will also use this opportunity to hold a network meeting for local researchers. Also, the initial results from the public survey about research priorities in the Caribbean Netherlands will be discussed.

On Wednesday 30 October, the meeting will take place at the University of Curaçao; and on Friday 1 November at the University of Aruba. You can register to attend via these institutions.

Source: NWO