Second round NWO Open Competition – SSH: Deadline in January 2020

3 October 2019

On 3 October, the NWO Domain Social Sciences and Humanities will launch the second round of the NWO Open Competition – SSH for non-programmed, curiosity-driven research. Researchers can, without thematic limitations, apply for funding for projects with a research question rooted primarily in the social sciences and/or humanities.

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The budget available for this round is approximately 22 million euros. The deadline for pre-proposals is 16 January 2020, the deadline for full proposals is 9 July 2020.  

The NWO Open Competition - SSH gives applicants the opportunity to apply for funding for large and small projects with a non-programmed, curiosity-driven nature within one single instrument that spans the whole Social Sciences and Humanities Domain. Proposals for interdisciplinary research or involving research fields from other NWO domains are also eligible. Funding of international collaboration between researchers and research groups may also be requested. A maximum of 750,000 euro may be applied for per application.  

Submission of applications will be possible from mid-October onwards. The call for proposals, the pre-proposal form, contact details, and more information can now be found on the webpage for this funding instrument, Within two weeks, ISAAC will be opened for the submission of pre-proposals as well.

For questions about the NWO Open Competition – SSH, please contact:

Source: NWO


Dr. Eelco van Dongen Dr. Eelco van Dongen +31 (0)70 3494005


Dr. Marleen van de Vate Dr. Marleen van de Vate +31 (0)70 3440967