Dutch young scientists receive millions in grant
The subsidy is granted to 116 young researchers who have just completed their studies.7 August 2008
THE NETHERLANDS - The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) is giving 116 young researchers who have just completed their studies a 'Veni' subsidy.
Each of the young scientists will receive a little over EUR 200,000, which they can then use over the next three years to develop and investigate concepts they think worthy of further research. The grants total EUR 24 million.
In addition, 81 other leading young researchers will receive a 'Vidi' subsidy of up to EUR 600,000 to follow their own lines of investigation or to appoint other researchers. The grants total EUR 49 million.
The NWO, which started the subsidy programme in 2000, decided to make the grants after an overwhelming number of requests. Universities and scientific institutes are not being asked to contribute.
A third level of subsidies, 'Vici' subsidies, has been set aside for experienced scientists.
[Radio Netherlands / Expatica]