Call Microplastics & Health: research on health effects


The call for proposals on Microplastics & Health is online! Research projects with a maximum duration of a year will be funded in this call concerning health effects of micro- and nanoplastics.


Internet consultation on Microplastics & Health call offers valuable insight

In preparation of the Microplastic & Health call for research proposals the concept call text went on-line for feedback. It was an open invitation for any stakeholders to participate. The aim of the consultation was to improve the quality of the call in terms of relevance to knowledge gaps and a way in which to adjust the call to the current state of scientific knowledge.


25,000 euros for winners Bio Art & Design Award 2018

winners BAD Award 2018

On Friday 25 May, bio artists Amanda Baum and Rose Leahy (duo), Yiyun Chen and Ani Liu were declared the winners of the Bio Art & Design Award 2018 (BAD Award). The jury chose these artists and designers from twelve teams of collaborating international artists, designers and scientists. With the prize money of 25,000 euros, the winners will spend the next year realising their bio art project. Each BAD Award project will be realised in close...


60 Projects get access to DTL Technology Hotels

In the Enabling Technologies Hotels (ETH) programme, life science researchers can apply for funding to get access to the high-end equipment and expertise of 130+ Technology Hotels that are listed on the DTL website. ZonMw has just announced which projects will be funded in the fourth call of the ETH programme.



Providing hope for addicts and their relatives

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Project leader David Best of Sheffield Hallam University hopes that investigating different kinds of recovery pathways in four countries will show that addicts can have a healthy future.


Sneak preview Enabling Technologies Hotels Call response

The latest Enabling Technologies Hotels Call closed on 29 August 2017. Dr Sander Hougee, Programme Officer Life Sciences and Health at ZonMw, gives a sneak preview of the response to the call.


Successful implementation: learning from international approaches

Health research funders can stimulate implementation of research results, without taking over responsibility. They award grants for implementation projects, stimulate cooperation between research and practice, and disseminate results to practice and patients through understandable products.


The impact of drug policy on society

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Every country in Europe has its own drug policy. The ERANID project ‘Illicit Drug Policies and Social Outcome’ (IDSPO) will study the societal impact of policy, not in order to compare countries, but to show policymakers the potential impact of the choices they make. IDPSO stands for ‘Illicit Drug Policies and Social Outcome’.


Research from perspective of addicts

Giuseppe Carrà

The ERANID-funded project D.U.R.E.S.S. focuses on the experience of people suffering from addiction during recovery and reintegration. Or, in the words of Giuseppe Carrà of Italy, ‘it’s about their personal subjective perspective’.


Luxembourg and the Netherlands tighten their research collaboration

On 27 June, the Dutch Ambassador to Luxembourg Peter Kok invited representatives of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) and Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development (ZonMw) and the Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR), as well as high-calibre researchers in Luxembourg to a joint information workshop. This meeting followed the signature, back in March, of a Statement of Intent between the national...

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