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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Are you an artist or designer and interested in the life sciences? Submit your proposal for the Bio Art & Design Award 2020

We are happy to invite artists and designers to submit a proposal for a collaboration with leading Dutch life sciences research groups. The Bio Art & Design Award (BAD Award) is a competition that awards € 25.000 for three successful applicants to fully realize new bio art or bio design.

Project of Jonathan Ho & Joris Koene - Sex Shells: Gender fluidity in the modern age
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International funding for antimicrobial resistance

ZonMw JPIAMR, in collaboration with NWO-WOTRO and the ZonMw programme Goed Gebruik Geneesmiddelen, finances innovative projects on diagnostics and surveillance of antimicrobial resistance (AMR).

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Feedback wanted for the inventory of Organ- and Tissue transplantation

Assigned by the Dutch ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport, ZonMw (The Netherlands Organization for Health Research and Development) is making an inventory of organ- and tissue transplantation. This inventory should give us a clear overview of promising research, innovations, technologies and treatments which can lead to more successful organ- and tissue transplantations and in the end to shorter waiting lists. We need your help for this...

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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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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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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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