Human Measurement Models 2.0: for health research on diseases and prevention

NWO Domain Applied and Engineering Sciences (AES), the Association of Collaborating Health Foundations (SGF), ZonMw and Top Sector Life Sciences & Health (LSH; Health~Holland) together make 5.55 million euros available for the development and validation of human measurement models.


9 million euros for fundamental research by interdisciplinary research teams in the medical domain

Twelve research projects will soon start with innovative research lines and new collaborations between various research groups in the first round of the ZonMw Open Competition. Amongst other things, these projects will work on improving immune therapies against cancer, the role of genes in ageing processes, and anxiety disorders and insomnia.


New round ZonMw Open Competition starts on 20 February 2020

The second round of the new programme ZonMw Open Competition will open On 20 February instead of 23 January. The deadline for the first phase of project ideas will be 16 April 2020. The deadline for submitting full proposals will also shift, namely to 15 September 2020. The most important reason for these changes is a substantive sharpening of the call for proposals.


Two InnoSysTox-moving projects selected in the latest call for animal-free innovations for systems biology and toxicology

Two projects have received funding from the bi-national InnoSysTox-Moving programme to build an effective international collaboration with a clear benefit for replacing animal tests in the field of toxicology and systems biology.


How can we embed responsible research practices in science?

Integrity, quality and social impact are vital for the existence of science. Therefore, for several years, ZonMw and NWO have encouraged research into fostering responsible research practices and replication studies.


16 starting science talents go to top foreign institutions thanks to Rubicon

16 researchers who have recently gained their PhDs will do research at foreign research institutions thanks to a Rubicon grant from NWO. The Rubicon programme is intended to give young, highly promising researchers the opportunity to gain international research experience.


Three project groups take on industry challenges to develop animal-free innovations

The first phase of the programme Create2Solve can start with the three proposals that ZonMw selected to develop animal-free innovations for industry and research. The research groups will develop proof-of-concept projects for two Challenges, formulated by companies in the chemical, pharmaceutical and food industries. The project groups will receive a maximum of 7 months to realise their project. In the autumn of 2020, ZonMw will assess these...


Are you an artist or designer and interested in the life sciences? Submit your proposal for the Bio Art & Design Award 2020

Project of Jonathan Ho & Joris Koene - Sex Shells: Gender fluidity in the modern age

We are happy to invite artists and designers to submit a proposal for a collaboration with leading Dutch life sciences research groups. The Bio Art & Design Award (BAD Award) is a competition that awards € 25.000 for three successful applicants to fully realize new bio art or bio design.


International funding for antimicrobial resistance

ZonMw JPIAMR, in collaboration with NWO-WOTRO and the ZonMw programme Goed Gebruik Geneesmiddelen, finances innovative projects on diagnostics and surveillance of antimicrobial resistance (AMR).


ZonMw Veni round: Deadline submission full proposal postponed

For various reasons, we have been forced to postpone two deadlines for the current Veni round by one month. This concerns the deadline for informing the ZonMw applicants about the intended decision concerning their Veni pre-proposals and the deadline for submitting a full proposal. The period between the intended decision and the deadline for submission of a full proposal therefore remains the same, namely eight weeks. The deadline for the final...

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