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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ZonMw will announce Vici laureates medical research and health innovation next week

In the week of 1 March, ZonMw will announce which researchers who submitted a proposal in the domain medical research and health innovation will receive a Vici grant. That is possible because these applicants submitted their proposals to ZonMw and, as a result, the decision-making about their proposals is not affected by the hack of the NWO systems. Therefore, ZonMw can complete the decision-making process for its part of the Vici 2020 round....

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Fellowships Gender in Research course

After a successful first edition in 2019, ZonMw and ErasmusMC will again offer an interesting online joint course program on gender, health and research. The ZonMw Gender and Health Knowledge Program offers 20 Gender in Research Fellowships for early career researchers to participate in the course program.

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ZonMw Open Competition: new funding round opens mid-June

In mid-June 2021, innovative teams of researchers can once again submit project ideas for the ZonMw Open Competition. With the current pandemic situation, everybody is under a lot of pressure. Therefore, instead of 2 months, we will give applicants 4 months of preparation time to submit their project idea once the funding round has opened. The deadline for submissions is mid-October 2021.

 

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Calls

13th JPIAMR transnational co-funded call “One Health interventions to prevent or reduce the development and transmission of antimicrobial resistance (AMR)

Topics

This call advocates for a One Health approach. Proposals should focus on at least two One Health settings (human, animal, environment) and should aim to either:

  • Understand the impact of interventions on the development and transmission of antibiotic resistance in, and/or between, at least two One Health settings;

OR

  • Design, implement, evaluate, and/or compare innovative interventions to control the development and transmission of antibiotic resistance in, and/or between, at least two One Health settings.

Part of programme

JPIAMR – Joint Programming Initiative on Antimicrobial Resistance

Published on

14 January 2021

Deadline

16 March 2021,
12.00

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Gender in Research Fellowship

Topics

  • Fellowship for sex and gender in health research
  • Improve skills and international network of young researchers
  • Erasmus Summer Programme

Part of programme

Kennisprogramma Gender en Gezondheid

Published on

2 February 2021

Deadline

18 March 2021,
14.00

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Events

AAL Forum 2021

Do you work in the active and healthy ageing sector and you want to participate in the European discussion driving the future of healthy ageing?

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