Three University of Groningen research schools will each receive EUR 800,000 from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) to train young researchers. The three schools are the Graduate School of Behavioural and Social Sciences, Education and Research in Advanced Materials and the SOM research institute and graduate school. Together with other universities, the University of Groningen also participates in four more of the eighteen research schools in total that will be receiving EUR 800,000: Communication and Exploitation of Knowledge, Interuniversity Graduate School of Psychometrics and Sociometrics, and World Archaeology.
The financial stimulus will mean that the research schools will each be able to provide four junior researchers with funding to develop their own ideas. The funding is part of the Graduate Programme, which aims to create an excellent teaching and research environment for talented young researchers.
Graduate Schools form part of one or more universities or institutes and focus on talented students who are interested in an academic career. They are given the opportunity to learn about conducting academic research at the research schools while still following their Master's degree programmes. The graduate schools are able to attract the most talented students from the Netherlands and abroad and can then select the most promising researchers for a PhD.
The eighteen research schools that will be receiving funding are: Amsterdam Institute for Molecules, Medicines and Systems - STAR programme (VU); COBRA Photonics (TU/e); Communication and Exploitation of Knowledge (RUG, UL, UU, UvA, VU, RU); Education and Research in Advanced Materials (RUG); Erasmus Graduate Programme Infection & Immunity (Erasmus MC); Innovation by Integration of Regenerative Medicine and Technology (UMC Utrecht); Interuniversity Graduate School of Psychometrics and Sociometrics (UL, UvA, RUG, UT, UvT, UU); Graduate Program Computer Science and Mathematics: Honors Track on Data Science (TU/e); Graduate Programme Game Research (UU); Graduate Programme Onderzoekschool Oncologie Amsterdam (VUMC, NKI, AMC); Graduate School of Translational Neuroscience (UM); Graduate School of Life Sciences, PhD programme Epidemiology (UMC); Graduate School of Behavioural and Social Sciences (RUG); Netherlands' Magnetic Resonance Research School (RU, WUR, UU, UL, TU/e); QBio-CLS: Training a New Generation of Scientists in Quantitative Biology (UU); SOM research institute and graduate school of the Faculty of Economics and Business (RUG); TRAIL-Graduate School (TUD); and World Archaeology (UL, RUG, UvA, VU).
Source: press release NWO
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