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researchers from the University of Groningen (UG) and the UMCG have been awarded VENI grants within the framework of NWO’s Innovational Research Incentives Scheme, as opposed to ten last year. VENI grants are intended for researchers who have recently gained a PhD and have significant and original talent for innovative research. The grant is up to € 250,000
and offers these young researchers the chance to develop their ideas over the next three years.
The VENI grants are awarded annually by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). A total of 154 research projects across the country were successful this year. The sixteen new Groningen VENI laureates and their topics are:
More information about the young researchers and their awarded projects can be found at our website.
The Innovational Research Incentives Scheme
The VENI grants, together with the the VIDI (for experienced postdocs) and VICI grants (for senior researchers), form part of NWO's Innovational Research Incentives Scheme. The VENI grants are designed for outstanding researchers who have recently gained a PhD. Within the Scheme, researchers are free to submit their own topic for funding. In this way NWO wishes to stimulate innovative research driven by curiosity. NWO selects the researchers on the basis of their quality, the innovative nature of the research, the expected societal impact of the research proposal, and the possibilities for knowledge utilization.
Plastics are among the most successful materials of modern times. However, they also create a huge waste problem. Scientists from the University of Groningen (The Netherlands) and the East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST) in...
On International Women’s Day this spring, Rector Magnificus Cisca Wijmenga announced that the UG would be creating 15 new chair positions for female professors, known as the Aletta Jacobs Chairs. Fifteen female professors will soon start their work...
On Friday 22 January 2021, the University of Groningen (UG) will award an honorary doctorate to Feike Sijbesma. The former CEO of DSM will be presented with his honorary doctorate by Rector Magnificus Cisca Wijmenga during the special Nobel...