NWO Open Competition Domain Science (ENW)
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NWO Open Competition Domain Science (ENW)

In the NWO Open Competition Domain Science researchers can apply individually or in collaboration for curiosity-driven, fundamental research in the research fields of the NWO Domain Science (ENW).

This funding instrument is open for research proposals with a question in or overlapping the fields of earth sciences, astronomy, chemistry, computer science, life sciences, physics and mathematics. Proposals can be monodisciplinary, multidisciplinary or interdisciplinary in nature. The NWO Domain Science has three different types of funding that you can submit proposals for in open competition. These are the small-scale (KLEIN, XS) and large-scale (GROOT) grants. Please visit the funding pages of these instruments for more information.

A new addition to the Open Competition of the NWO Domain Science is the XS category. New ideas are the mainstay of all research and form a starting point for promising new research strategies. The NWO Domain Science has established a new category in the Open Competition with the aim of encouraging curiosity and new ideas in research as part of promising, high-risk projects: XS proposals. These are proposals for ground-breaking research with a real risk of failure. The XS category emphatically strives to encourage curiosity-driven and bold research involving a relatively quick analysis of a promising idea. Research proposals aimed at confronting social challenges will not be considered for XS grants in the Open Competition of the NWO Domain Science; these proposals can be submitted to the NWA Idea Generator Call.


Funding instruments for this programme

All grants for Open Competition Domain Science (ENW)