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.

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Handbook for Adequate Natural Data Stewardship

The revised version of the Handbook for Adequate Natural Data Stewardship (HANDS2.0) has been launched on November 28. The handbook is a guidance for data stewardship in research at the umc’s. The guidances are helpful for ZonMw-projects.

 

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Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management (I&W) strengthens research programme Microplastics & Health

The Ministry of I&W is contributing financially to the recently started research programme Microplastics & Health. This programme was initiated by ZonMw, The Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development in collaboration with the Topsector Water, Topsector Life Sciences & Health and the Gieskes-Strijbis Foundation. In this programme the best research projects investigating possible health effects of micro- en nanoplastics will...

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NWO changes course for ERA-NETs and JPIs

NWO will no longer use its own funds to enter into new financial obligations for joint calls via ERA-NETs and JPIs. The main reason for this is that NWO focusses on new forms of international collaboration in its new strategic plan (2019-2022). For example, via the principle of Money Follows Cooperation, NWO will remove the boundaries and facilitate bottom-up international collaboration in all the research it funds. NWO is holding talks with...

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Talent Scheme - ZonMw Veni 2019

Topics

  • Stimulating early career scientists
  • Excellent researchers
  • Personal funding
  • Innovation in scientific research
  • Knowledge utilisation

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Talent Scheme - Veni

Published on

1 November 2018

Deadline

8 January 2019,
14.00

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