Sports and Exercise

Sports and exercise do not only make people feel fit, they also decrease the likelihood of various illnesses (including chronic illnesses) and psychological disorders. The Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development (ZonMw) conducts research and recommends interventions to promote healthier lifestyles and improve the performance of athletes of all levels. ZonMw also encourages and facilitates innovations, helps to reduce the occurrence of sports injuries, and encourages participation in sports and exercise activities. Our ultimate objective is for everybody to be able to profit from sports and exercise, both socially and economically. ZonMw funds hundreds of sports and exercise projects.

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Technical and social innovations in Sport

Can make all the difference to high-level sporting performance, wider participation in sport, and the development of a healthy, active lifestyle. Through programming, funding research, stimulating and facilitating innovation, and promoting participation in sport and exercise, ZonMw is contributing to a growing body of knowledge on the benefits of sport and movement.

ZonMw strives to bring about societal and economic returns on sport and exercise; the results include healthier lifestyles, better sporting performances, fewer injuries, and a growing recognition of the importance of sport and exercise in social issues.

National sport policy

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In the Netherlands, sport policy is carried out both on a national and on a local level. The government encourages the development of elite sport and community sport through programs aimed at increasing knowledge and innovation and encouraging sport participation.

General information & National policies

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Three project groups take on industry challenges to develop animal-free innovations

The first phase of the programme Create2Solve can start with the three proposals that ZonMw selected to develop animal-free innovations for industry and research. The research groups will develop proof-of-concept projects for two Challenges, formulated by companies in the chemical, pharmaceutical and food industries. The project groups will receive a maximum of 7 months to realise their project. In the autumn of 2020, ZonMw will assess these...

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Calls

Call for submission of full proposals ‘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 the prevention of 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.

Part of programme

Antibiotic Resistance (ABR)

Published on

11 December 2019

Deadline

11 February 2020,
14.00

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ZonMw Talent Programme - ZonMw Veni 2020 proposals

Topics

  • Talented researchers
  • Fundamental research
  • Health (-care) Research
  • Innovation

Part of programme

NWO Talent Programme / Vernieuwingsimpuls

Published on

11 December 2019

Deadline

11 February 2020,
14.00

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Novel imaging and brain stimulation methods and technologies related to Neurodegenerative Diseases

Topics

  • Transnational research.
  • Focus on neurodegenerative diseases (one or several of following; SCA, SMA, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Prion, Motor neuron or Huntington disease)  
  • Imaging technologies, such as MRI, PET or super-resolution microscopy and molecular imaging techniques.
  • Brain stimulation techniques, such as DBS, TMS or tDCS.

Part of programme

EU Joint Programme - Neurodegenerative Disease Research (JPND)

Published on

7 January 2020

Deadline

3 March 2020,
15.00

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Events

KNAW-symposium Digitale samenleving

Hoe beïnvloedt digitalisering de maatschappij? Twee jaar na het verschijnen van de onderzoeksagenda "Digitale samenleving" van de Vereniging van Universiteiten (VSNU) blikken vier betrokken onderzoekers terug op de afgelopen periode. Wat kunnen zij nu zeggen over de manier waarop digitalisering alle aspecten van het dagelijks leven bereikt en verandert? De sprekers gaan ook in op de rol van de wetenschap in het beantwoorden van die vragen.

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European Implementation Event 2020

The European Implementation Event 2020 (#EIE2020) will take place on October 1st and 2nd 2020 in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Pre-conference activities will occur on September 30, 2020.

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