NWO changes course for ERA-NETs and JPIs

NWO will no longer use its own funds to enter into new financial obligations for joint calls via ERA-NETs and JPIs. The main reason for this is that NWO focusses on new forms of international collaboration in its new strategic plan (2019-2022). For example, via the principle of Money Follows Cooperation, NWO will remove the boundaries and facilitate bottom-up international collaboration in all the research it funds. NWO is holding talks with...


Meetup with Dutch ERANID projects

On September 13th 5 Dutch ERANID partners came together to exchange knowledge and experiences on illicit drug research, to share preliminary results and to discuss how to increase societal impact of research findings.


Join the BeyondRCT conference: towards co-operative citizen science in food and health

The second international conference BeyondRCT: towards Co-operative Citizen Science in Food and Health, will take place on 25 and 26 September 2018, in Amsterdam, Netherlands.


Measles cases hit record high in the European Region

Person getting vaccinated

Over 41.000 children and adults in the WHO European Region have been infected with measles in the first 6 months of 2018. The total number for this period far exceeds the 12-month totals reported for every other year this decade. The World Health Organization is now pressing for measures.


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

Photo of David Best

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.

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