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Added Value

With the Added Value programme, NWO encouraged researchers to make their scientific results suitable for and accessible to third parties outside of academia.

  • Purpose and objectives

    The Added Value programme was a one-off initiative to encourage the utilisation of knowledge in the earth and life sciences, humanities and social and behavioural sciences.

    Developing activities and products

    An Added Value grant gave teams of researchers, partners or potential users the opportunity to develop activities or products that encourage the use of knowledge from scientific research like workshops, documentaries, expositions or internships. Collaboration with knowledge intermediaries such as the Netherlands Bureau for Policy Analysis or trade organisations was also possible.

    Added Value for the Social Sciences

    Added Value for the Social Sciences enables researchers in the social and behavioural sciences to develop activities or products that facilitate the use of knowledge from scientific research. Partner organisations and potential users are the likely target audience.

    Added Value is additional funding that can be requested for research projects funded by NWO. The projects are expected to relate to one of the following top sectors: Agro Food, Creative Industry, Energy or Logistics, or be on the Social Infrastructure Agenda.

    Budget

    A budget of 500,000 euros has been made available in two funding rounds.

    Duration

    The programme ran from 2010 until 2012 and was a one-off initiative.

    Added Value for the Humanities

    For more information go to the Dutch site of the website.

    Added Value for the Earth and Life Sciences

    With a grant from Added Value for the Earth and Life Sciences, earth and life sciences researchers have been able to develop activities or products that facilitate the use of knowledge from scientific research.

    Added Value was additional funding that could be requested over and above projects funded by NWO Earth and Life Sciences. This programme focussed primarily on all non-thematic programmes from NWO Earth and Life Sciences such as the Open Programme and the ALW part of the Talent Scheme. In 2011, the Added Value for the Earth and Life Sciences programme held a joint call for proposals with NWO Social Sciences and NWO Humanities. In 2012, a call for Earth an Life Sciences related research only was held.

    Budget

    The total programme budget for both rounds of Added Value ALW was 500,000 euros.

    Duration

    The Added Value for the Earth and Life Sciences programme ran from 2010 until 2014.

  • Budget and lead time

  • Partners

  • Committee

    For both rounds of Added Value for the Earth and Life Sciences, the members of the selection committee were:

    • Prof. R.J. Schotting, UU (Chairman)
    • Dr J. Maat, WUR
    • Prof. P.E. Slagboom, UL
    • Prof. P. Osseweijer, TUD
    • Prof. J.J.M. Dons, WUR 
    • Dr N. Wagstaff, VU