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Vidi 2017

14 July 2017
800,000 euros per grant
5 October 2017 - 2:00pm
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Vidi is a funding instrument in the Innovational Research Incentives Scheme. It allows researchers who have already spent several years doing postdoctoral research to develop their own innovative line of research, and to appoint one or more researchers for this.

Who can apply
You can apply for a Vidi grant if you have done several years of research at postdoc level. In this research you have come up with innovative ideas that you have been able to independently and successfully develop further. You gained your doctorate no more than eight years ago, calculated from the date of the PhD graduation to the benchmark date for the Vidi round (1 October). This period can be extended according to the extension clause in the case of caring responsibilities or in the case of training to become a clinical specialist. Further information about this is contained in the document ‘Frequently asked questions’ on the NWO website.

A researcher may apply for a Vidi grant on a maximum of two occasions.

Researchers from outside the Netherlands may also apply.

Each NWO domain has a broadly composed committee of scientists that advises the accredited board within NWO about the quality and relevance of proposals. A separate committee exists for interdisciplinary applications.

All proposals must be submitted via NWO's electronic application system ISAAC. This does not apply to proposals for the Medical Sciences. These should be submitted to the Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development (ZonMw) via ProjectNet. Via this page you apply to the Applied and Engineering Sciences domain (AES). 

You do not need not make arrangements with an institute or university until you have heard that you have received funding.

When to apply
A funding round is held every year. The deadline for submitting applications in the 2017 round is 5 October, 14:00 hours (Central European (Summer) Time).

When you submit your application to ISAAC/ProjectNet you need to enter several additional details online. We strongly advise you to start applying at least a day before the deadline. Applications that are submitted after the deadline will not be included in the procedure.

More information
Please visit NWO's website for more information, the call documents and to apply at NWO Domain Applied and Engineering Sciences.