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Improving participation

People with a physical handicap, mental handicap, or chronic illness have a much harder time participating in social life, whether this has to do with work, accommodation, social activities, or mobility. Improving participation is the aim of all the activities undertaken within this theme.

ZonMw contributes to this improvement through knowledge development and by promoting the dissemination and practical application of this knowledge. This cannot succeed without the involvement and practical experience of the target groups themselves, so these are given central importance.

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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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More than 100 million euros for groundbreaking fundamental research

Six consortia with top researchers from different Dutch universities have received a total of 113.8 million euros to carry out scientific research programmes in the coming years. The Minister for Education, Culture and Science (OCW), Ingrid van Engelshoven, made these funds available for research consortia that are among the best in the world in their field in carrying out groundbreaking research.

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The heart as defibrillator

Researchers from Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC) and TU Delft have developed a method for resetting a disrupted heart rhythm. They do that with gene therapy and a tiny, implantable LED lamp. The collaboration between researchers from Leiden and Delft is the unforeseen outcome of a Vidi project from ZonMw.

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Martijn da Costa

Martijn da Costa

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Telefoonnummer+31 70 349 5245
E-mailadrescosta@zonmw.nl
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