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Supporting the most daring and innovative research

Ground-breaking, independent research yields pioneering innovation in science, radically new ideas about health, and challenging perspectives on the health care of the future. ZonMw has set up a variety of programmes that support the most daring and innovative research by bringing together top talents, forging interdisciplinary collaborations between skilled groups, and facilitating the necessary research infrastructure. 

It is also essential that the academic pursuit of science constantly renews itself. With programmes such as More Knowledge with Fewer Animals, Fostering Responsible Research Practices, and Replication Studies, ZonMw contributes to reflection on the way science itself works.

How do we transform the scientific system

What are the most important and interesting new developments in the area of research integrity, responsible research practices, reproduction and replication? Annelein Stax and Guillaume Macor were there to hear how funding agencies together with institutes, researchers and journals, can contribute to this transformation. They made a series of vlogs to share the results.

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Active & Assisted Living Call 2019 preliminary results

The AAL Call 2019 focused on “Sustainable Smart Solutions for Ageing well” was closed on 24 May. The Call, which is the 12th one published by the Programme since its inception in 2008, received 82 applications, out of which 57 were collaborative projects and 25 were small collaborative projects. Following the central eligibility check, 81 applications were admitted to the evaluation.

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Evaluating research: what effects do current funding practices have in the Netherlands?

On Friday June 14th, the workshop ‘Evaluating research: what effects do current funding practices have in the Netherlands?’ was hosted by ZonMw. The workshop was a result of the research project ‘Follow the Money’, that was funded as part of the ZonMw-programme ‘Fostering responsible research practices’. An audience consisting of around 30 researchers and funders with a wide variety of disciplinary and institutional affiliations discussed the...

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Three bio artists win €25,000 with Bio Art & Design Award 2019

Bio artists Emma van der Leest and Aneta Schaap-Oziemlak (duo), Jon Ho and Michael Sedbon were named the winners of the Bio Art & Design Award 2019 (BAD Award) on Thursday June 13. During the finale, eleven international teams of artists and scientists pitched their bio art project ideas. An independent expertjury, led by jury chairman William Myers, has chosen these three projects as winners, who will each receive a prize of €25,000 to realize...

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Call for proposals: Hestia – Refugees in Science Scheme

The ‘Refugees in Science’ pilot programme that was first launched in 2018 is set to continue in 2019 and 2020 under the name Hestia – Refugees in Science Scheme. On 4 June, NWO will announce the new call for 2019.

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InnoSysTox - Moving

Topics

  • Human biology-based toxicology
  • Replacement of animal testing
  • Innovative systems-biology-based replacement methods
  • Public-Private Partnership
  • Interdisciplinary and international broad consortia

 

Part of programme

More Knowledge with Fewer Animals

Published on

29 April 2019

Deadline

2 July 2019,
23.59

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Call for submission of project ideas ‘Tackling antibiotic resistance by reusing data and increasing FAIRness’

Topics

Research within the following research areas is eligible for funding in this round:

  1. Studies on how to prevent the acquisition and / or transmission of antibacterial resistant bacteria, or ABR genes in different environments according to One Health e.g., patients, hospitals, farms, nature, etc.
  2. Studies that support appropriate (use of) diagnostics.
  3. Studies that support new or improved applications for antibiotics and alternatives to antibiotics.
  4. Studies on optimising dosage and prudent use of antibiotics.

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Antibiotic Resistance (ABR)

Published on

25 June 2019

Deadline

10 September 2019,
14.00

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Enabling Technologies Hotels 5th call 2019

Topics

This 5th call of the ETH programme aims to:

  • Facilitate the dissemination of unique technological expertise in the Netherlands to other research groups/institutions/companies that have not worked with that technology before;
  • To stimulate novel interactions among research groups and Technology Hotels and thereby contribute to the advancement of the used technology;
  • To encourage the use of advanced life sciences technologies in public-private partnerships;
  • Propagate the use of data stewardship and data integration principles, methods and standards in advanced life sciences research projects.

Part of programme

Enabling Technologies Hotels

Published on

25 June 2019

Deadline

1 October 2019,
14.00

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Rita Struhkamp

Rita Struhkamp

Programme Manager

Telefoonnummer+31 70 349 50 92
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