NWO opens Call Incentive Grants for Women in STEM

The Dutch Research Council (NWO) has opened the call for Incentive Grants for Women in STEM. With this call, NWO aims to increase the inflow and reduce the outflow of women in science or the engineering sciences. The deadline for submissions is 31st December 2020.

Inclusion and diversity are important to science, both in terms of its quality and impact. In the Netherlands, however, women make up only a small percentage of the workforce in many science and engineering disciplines. Therefore, NWO has opened the call Incentive Grants for Women in STEM.

The grant will help women who are temporarily without funding but who, nevertheless, have good prospects of obtaining a permanent or more senior research position (from Tenure Track) in science or the engineering sciences.

This will involve providing financial support to research institutions, which will enable them to appoint a woman for a transitional period before she takes up that position. One example is when universities offer candidates a permanent or more senior position, but the position in question is not immediately available. The grant can then be used to bridge this ‘gap’.

The deadline for submissions is 31st December 2020.

Submit a proposal in response to this call now.

Funding Information

  • NWO has made a budget of €3.6 million available to the domains of Science (ENW) and Applied and Engineering Sciences (TTW) for 2020.
  • This budget will be used to fund Incentive Grants for women in STEM. This annual budget is allocated by means of the ‘get it before it’s gone’ principle. If the available resources are exhausted before the end of the calendar year, then no further applications will be processed until the following calendar year.
  • With regard to funding proposals, in this call people can apply for total amounts ranging from €20,000 to €250,000.

All women in Science or Applied and Engineering Sciences with a doctorate from the Netherlands or elsewhere can apply, whether or not they have permanent employment.

For more information visit the website.

The deadline for submissions is 31st December 2020.

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