Working with knowledge to boost good health for all

ZonMw programmes and funds research and innovation in health, healthcare and well-being, encourages the use of this knowledge and highlights knowledge needs.

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NWO Talent Programme Vici 2024

The Vici is part of the NWO Talent Programme. The Vici target group consists of researchers in the stage of consolidation and further development of leadership...


Call for proposals - ZonMw Open Competitie 2024

ZonMw Open Competition is intended for excellent research teams to innovate their research lines in terms of both content and collaboration. The goal is to...

NWO Talent Programme Veni 2024

Veni is part of the NWO Talent Programme. It allows researchers who have recently obtained their PhD to conduct independent research and develop their ideas for...

NWA Sexually transgressive behaviour and sexual violence

This NWA-programme 'Sexually Transgressive Behaviour and Sexual Violence: towards an effective and preventive approach' aims to bundle existing knowledge and...


Second grant call for biomedical research in ME/CFS

To improve the health, quality of life and social position of people with ME/CFS, biomedical knowledge about ME/CFS is necessary. Within this call, funding can...

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Appropriate care

A transition to appropriate care has been initiated to render healthcare future-proof. This is a societal challenge that the healthcare sector and society will have to tackle together. Appropriate care is about health instead of illness, offers the right care at the right place, and concerns value- driven care (of good quality, effective and with the efficient deployment of people, funds and materials). It is realised together with the patients and the people around them.

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The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 has had worldwide, serious consequences for public health, society and the economy. A lot of research was, and still is, necessary to develop knowledge about vaccines, care for patients, prevention, long COVID and the consequences of COVID-19. But also, how can we prevent and control possible future pandemics? And which knowledge development and consolidation of strengths are needed to better prepare society for future pandemics?

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Healthy living environment

We define a healthy living environment as a physical environment that makes a healthy lifestyle possible, with exercise, relaxation and a healthy diet. A healthy living environment is accessible, safe, achievable and sustainable. Our living environment can positively contribute to our health by facilitating healthier behaviour and by limiting exposure to health risks.

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