The scheme is directed at providing encouragement for individual researchers and gives talented, creative researchers the opportunity to conduct their own research programme independently and promote talented researchers to enter and remain committed to the scientific profession.
Who can apply?
Excellent researchers (m/f) who are among the best 10 to 20 per cent of their age group. Researchers from abroad may apply
What can be applied for?
Veni grants; open for applications for researchers who have recently taken their PhD, to allow them to continue to develop their ideas; a maximum of 250,000 euro.
Vidi grants; for researchers who want to develop their own innovative line of research and appoint one or more researchers; a maximum of 800,000 euro.
Vici grants; for senior researchers to build their own research group; a maximum of 1,500,000 euro.
Application deadlines: Applications accepted 4 - 5 times every year.
For more information and application, see: Innovational Research Incentives Scheme