The Dutch Research Council has awarded 81 experienced researchers a Vidi grant worth 800,000 euros. The grant enables them to develop their own innovative line of research and set up their own research group in the coming five years.

With the grant the Vidi laureates will do research on a variety of subjects including computational models that help understand social tipping points and ways to stronger assess climate adaptation policy. The Vidi will also help researchers develop a new system that gives robots an awareness of their physical limitations, even after failures. Another research will focus on the development of advanced computer models to improve the treatment of heart rhythm disorders.

15 of the 81 rewarded researchers will contribute to innovation and new knowledge for health care and medical research.

Vidi is part of the NWO Talent Programma which ZonMw executes for the domain of Health Care and Medical Reserch

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