PhD research for ethnic youths

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5 September 2007 , THE HAGUE – The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded 22 youths from ethnic minorities a so-called Mosaic grant. The Mosaic grant is developed to boost the participation of ethnic minorities in academic research and provide funds for a 4-year period of doctoral research.

5 September 2007

 THE HAGUE – The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded 22 youths from ethnic minorities a so-called Mosaic grant. The Mosaic grant is developed to boost the participation of ethnic minorities in academic research and provide funds for a 4-year period of doctoral research.

Ninety-eight students and graduates responded to the call for research ideas. Forty-eight of the best candidates were invited to attend NOW workshops and work out their ideas. They were also asked to present their research projects.

Each candidate received EUR 180,000 for PhD research at a university. The total budget came to approximately EUR 4 million for 2007. The amount is jointly financed by the NWO and the ministry of education. Minister of Education Ronald Plasterk will award the grants on 1 November.

Most of the winning candidates are from Turkish and Moroccan descent. Just like last year the female candidates did exceptionally well. Roughly two-thirds of the winners are women. Most candidates are active in the fields of (bio) medical science and social and behavioural sciences.

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