The new planning for the next Veni rounds has been finalised. In 2022, the planning for this NWO Talent Programme will be fully aligned, just as it was prior to the changes that took place last year as a result of the coronavirus crisis and hack at NWO. NWO also intends to introduce more uniformity in its procedures, which is a desire that has been expressed in the field for a long time. The mandatory preproposal phase will therefore apply to the Veni from now on, which is another step towards limiting the pressure during the application procedure.
NWO has carefully considered the best joint starting date for the new rounds in 2022, also taking into account the desire not to create an overlap of rounds or introduce new changes to the current evaluation procedures. The decision about the 2021 Veni for the ENW and ZonMw domains is planned for coming December, for Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) and Applied and Engineering Sciences (AES) domains is planned for April next year. NWO realises that the Veni applicants from the ZonMw and ENW science domains will have to wait longer than they had probably hoped.
The cut-off date remains 1 January 2022. This means that the 2022 Veni round is open to researchers who will have obtained their PhD no more than three ago on 1 January 2022. Researchers who obtained their PhD between 1 January and 6 September 2022 are also eligible for this round.