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General information

In this section you'll find a link to a guide for foreign researchers who would like to work in the Netherlands, which has been produced by the Dutch National Young Academy. A Beginner's Guide to Dutch Academia discusses Dutch attitudes to work, employment contracts and the structure of academia in the Netherlands, with its universities and research organisations.

Below you find links to other general information which is relevant for young academics.

Recruiting PhD’s

The University stimulates (informal) cooperation, both within your own department and beyond. There is an open and innovative atmosphere. You work alongside colleagues from different disciplines, from several perspectives and with various target groups, such as students. You also have plenty of opportunities to meet other colleagues. The University of Groningen is a place where many different people come together.

In the UG PhD Scholarship Programme, selected prospective PhD students are invited to write their own PhD research proposal in collaboration with an expert PhD supervisor from the University of Groningen with whom they would like to work. Thus, as a PhD scholarship student you will do curiosity-driven research that allows you to work at the boundaries of knowledge!

Grant applications

The best way to further your career as a researcher is to acquire an individual grant. Both NWO, the European organization ERC and the European mobility programme Marie Curie have a wide range of individual grants available. So when is the right time to apply for a grant? The Talent Funding Team and the Dean of Talent Development are available to explain the options for each individual case. Some faculties also have contact persons whom researchers can approach with all their questions about grants.

Open Science

The University of Groningen (UG) is committed to actively stimulating and facilitating Open Science principles among our academic community.

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