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  1. “Research Cooperation and Funding Opportunities in the Netherlands” “Forum Enhancing International Cooperation” Daphne den Hollander (MA) International Relations NWO September 28, 2005 Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research

  2. Research Funding: a variety of sources Public funding sources : • TNO • NL universities • Association of Universities (VSNU) • Nuffic • NWO Private funding : not included in presentation Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research

  3. NL Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO) The Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research TNO. (which can be compared to German Fraunhofer Gesellschaft). Contactperson International Relations: Dr. Geert Schoch T +31 15 269 49 15 P.O. Box 6080 2600 JA Delft, The Netherlands E: schoch@cjz.tno.nl Example international cooperation: • Sinotech & TNO Environment Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research

  4. Universities in the NL 13 in total - 175.000 Bacherlor+Master students Leiden University: www.leidenuniv.nl Utrecht University: www.uu.nl University of Groningen: www.rug.nl Erasmus University Rotterdam www.eur.nl Maastricht University www.unimaas.nl University of Amsterdam www.uva.nl Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam www.vu.nl Radboud University Nijmegen www.ru.nl Tilburg University www.uvt.nl Delft University of Technology www.tudelft.nl Eindhoven University of Technology www.tue.nl University of Twente www.utwente.nl Wageningen University & Research Centre www.wur.nl Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research

  5. Universities and VSNU The VSNU or Association of Universities in the Netherlands is an organisation that represents the interests of Dutch universities. • The principal goal of the VSNU is to strengthen the position of university education and research in society. • The VSNU represents the interests of the universities vis-à-vis political, governmental and community organisations; • The VSNU is an employers’ organisation that negotiates with the government and with employees’ organisations regarding working conditions of university employees; Contact person International Relations: Mr. David Bohmert (bohmert@vsnu.nl), Tel: (+31) 70 30 21 400 Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research

  6. NUFFIC • For Scholars and Scholarschips • Information on visa matters etc • Grant schemes, for Taiwan: DELTA Scholarschip DELTA (Dutch Education: Learning at Top level Abroad) is a programme that enables Dutch higher education institutions to award scholarships to students from Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Russia, South Africa, Taiwan, Thailand or Vietnam, to help students cover the costs of studying in the Netherlands. Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research

  7. Funding source NWO Our different grant schemes for foreigners • Travel and visitors grants; between 3-12 months • Dutch Innovative Incentive Scheme (next page) • NWO Divisions special grant schemes • NWO Institutes special grant schemes Special grant schemes for NL-Taiwanese cooperation: • Funding for joint seminars under MoU • Joint research projects: first pilot in the field of sustainable catalysis Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research

  8. Dutch Innovative Incentive Scheme = largest possible grant for foreign researchers (up to 1,2 mln euro) CRITERIA Track-record/quality of the researcher • Scientific excellence (publications, track record) • Best 10-20% of his/her population • International position • Leadership, persuasiveness Innovative character of the proposed research plan • Originality • Scientifically innovative content: fronteers of science Quality of the research plan • Challenging, effective, international standing • Embedding within university context (Vidi and Vici) Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research

  9. NWO institutes Institute for Dutch History(ING) Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ) National Research Institute for Mathematics and Computer Science (CWI) Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement (NSCR) Netherlands Institute for Space Research (SRON) Netherlands Foundation for Research in Astronomy (ASTRON) Foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter(FOM) Sub Atomic Physics/National Institute for Nuclear Physics and High Energy Physics (SAF/NIKHEF) FOM-Institute for Atomic andMolecular Physics (AMOLF) FOM-Institute for Plasma Physics ‘Rijnhuizen’ (FOM) Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research

  10. Thank you for your attention More information: www.nwo.nl Email: hollander@nwo.nl International Relations Department NWO: +31–70.34.40.525 Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research