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.
Using the experience from the first round, we want to sharpen this call for proposals for the second round, for example in the areas of knowledge utilisation and participation. This means that applicants from the first round who want to submit again will have to adjust their applications with respect to several points. They will soon hear whether their project in the first round of the ZonMw Open Competition will be awarded funding. By shifting the dates by four weeks, the applicants who received no funding from the first round will have more time to adjust their application for a potential resubmission.
From 20 February onwards you can find information about the new planning of the second round of the ZonMw Open Competition on our website.
The programme ZonMw Open Competition aims to create opportunities for curiosity-driven (pioneering) fundamental research of excellent quality. The funding promotes team science and offers excellent research groups the opportunity to innovate their research lines, which contribute to health research. An important requirement in this respect is that they realise new, synergistic collaborations between research groups from different research institutions.