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NWO Grant for Graduate School of Science for talented young scientists

07 September 2013

As part of its Graduate Programme, the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded an EUR 800,000 grant to the Graduate School of Science and the Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials at the University of Groningen.

The grant is awarded to graduate schools that are deemed to have an excellent teaching and research environment and is intended to be used towards training young researchers.

The Graduate School of Science will use this financial stimulus to fund four PhD students in the area of nanoscience, to be recruited in particular from the Zernike Institute topmaster programme. With the NOW Graduate Programme, these PhD students will be able to design and execute their own research project. There is also the possibility of carrying out this research in the Centre of Excellence Programme (dieptestrategie) with nanostructured materials for electromagnetic functionality and bio-molecular and bio-inspired functionality as its two major areas.

In previous rounds of the Graduate Programme, the Graduate School of Science received a grant for evolutionary biology (2011) and synthetic biology (2012).

Source: NWO press release (in Dutch)

For more information: Prof. Dr.T.T.M. Palstra,, tel. 050-363 9631

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