NWO strives to achieve an inclusive culture where there is no place for intentional or unintentional barriers due to cultural, ethnic or religious background, gender, sexual orientation, health, or age. Where necessary, NWO will adapt its funding instruments, procedures and approaches to guarantee this. NWO will make efforts to attract more researchers with a migrant background and women via incentive measures in the financial possibilities as well as in the appointment policy of its institutes. NWO also considers the issue of diversity in the design and realisation of projects and programmes.

Gender diversity

Over the coming years, NWO will intensify the collaboration with its partners to realise a more equal distribution between men and women in science.