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Thematic Programming (NWA)

The Dutch Research Agenda focuses on challenging issues that match the strength of Dutch science, the grand societal challenges of our time, and economic opportunities that arise. Specific thematic programming on societally urgent themes is in line with this.

  • Aim and objectives

    Above all, the thematic programming of the NWA aims to build bridges. Between diverse scientific fields, between different forms of research (fundamental, applied and practice-oriented) and with diverse societal parties. Far-reaching multi- and interdisciplinarity, a knowledge-chain-wide approach and collaboration with societal partners (including governments, companies and NGOs) are therefore crucial aspects in the consortia that implement projects within the programmes.

    Societal embedding and support

    Knowledge transfer, knowledge utilisation and application of the results throughout the duration of the projects is of great importance within thematic programmes. This optimises the societal embedding of the calls and creates support for the use of the results for policy and practice.

  • Budget and duration

    The publication of the thematic calls is spread throughout the year. The available budget varies per theme.


Maya Rispens (NWA)

Maya Rispens (NWA)

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