Public health research: knowledge of healthy living
How can research contribute to maintaining and improving healthy living and lifestyle in the Netherlands? We focus particularly on reducing differences in health potential between people in a lower and higher socioeconomic position. Research provides knowledge for enabling a healthy living environment and empowering people to shape their own healthy lives and lifestyle.
A JPI is a multi-member state initiative around a given societal challenge. Ten JPIs have been developed. On behalf of the Dutch Ministry of Public Health, Welfare and Sport, ZonMw is a member of four JPIs which are related to health: Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life (HDHL), Antimicrobial Resistance, More Years, Better Lives and Neurodegenerative Disease.
How can we encourage the acceptance and implementation of existing animal-free models? This is the key question in the new call published by the Dutch Research Agenda (NWA). Almost 2.9 million euros is being made available in this call for research by broad consortia of researchers and civil society partners. ZonMw is realising this Call for proposals in collaboration with NWO.
The Dutch Research Council has awarded 78 experienced researchers a Vidi grant worth 800,000 euros. 15 of these fall under the ZonMw field of activity. The grant enables them to develop their own innovative line of research and set up their own research group in the coming five years.
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...