With effect from 1 August 2018, NWO will implement a large-scale simplification of its funding instruments.
The aim of the simplification is to make the submission of research proposals in various programmes easier and will remove the barriers to submit proposals that cut across disciplinary or domain boundaries. The funding instruments will have a modular structure that provides room for customisation while retaining the uniformity. This simplification will not affect the content of the research programmes.
NWO's grant programmes will be accommodated in three main forms:
Open Competition within the Social Sciences and Humanities Domain and the Science Domain will be the first programmes to follow the new model.