Salary tables

The Approval of funding for scientific research sets out the reciprocal obligations with regard to the employees recruited by the institutions to carry out research funded by the Dutch Research Council (NWO, Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek). These are based on the collective labour agreements of VSNU (for universities) and NFU (for academic medical centres).

Salary tables VSNU

The size of the personnel costs to be funded can be looked up in the salary tables of the Association of Universities in the Netherlands (Dutch acronym: VSNU). The salary tables have been agreed upon in the ‘Agreement for Funding Scientific Research’ and are based on the collective labour agreement (Dutch acronym: CAO) of the Dutch universities.

The standardised costs include the direct salary costs and a provision for the holiday allowance, end-of-year bonus and employer costs and other personnel costs, independent of the actual salary scale of an employee. Based on the salary tables, the size of the personnel costs for grant applications can be determined.

The total remuneration for the deployment of researchers/scientists is based on the type of researcher (e.g. PhD or senior scientist), the duration of the appointment (in years and months) and whether the position is full-time or part-time.

Cao Dutch Universities (website VSNU)