Strategy NWO 2019-2022
In the strategic plan 'Connecting Science and Society' NWO describes the course for the period 2019 to 2022. Read more about NWO's ambitions.
NWO provides a limited palette of funding instruments with a clear number of modules. Read more about the objectives of each funding lines.
Awards and prizes
Each year, NWO awards the NWO Spinoza Prize to a maximum of four researchers working in the Netherlands who according to international standards belong to the absolute top of science. The NWO Stevin Prize is awarded to a maximum of two scientist or research teams that honours the social impact.
Partners in science
Major social challenges call for groundbreaking solutions with impact. With the programme Dutch Research Agenda and participating in the Knowledge and Innovation Covenant, NWO is vigorously pursuing to achieve scientific breakthroughs and boost (social) innovation.
Topics and themes
The Dutch Research Council also addresses topics to strenghten the research field.
Laws and regulations concerning funding
Here, you can consult all legislation, policy rules and codes of conduct that specify NWO’s tasks and responsibilities.