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National funding organisations

These national organisations provide subsidies for research. You can find up-to-date information about outstanding schemes and deadlines on the websites of the organisations.

Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO)

NWO is the most important financier of national research in the Netherlands. The organisation has three domains that are closely connected with each other: 1) Science, 2) Applied and Engineering Sciences, 3) Social Sciences and Humanities.

More information about NWO funding opportunities

Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development (ZonMW)

ZonMW funds health research and stimulates use of the knowledge developed to help improve health and healthcare in the Netherlands through a range of programmes.

Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW)

The KNAW promotes quality in science and scholarship and strives to ensure that Dutch scholars and scientists contribute to cultural, social and economic progress. As a research organisation, the Academy is responsible for a group of outstanding national research institutes. It promotes innovation and knowledge valorisation within these institutes and encourages them to cooperate with one another and with university research groups.

The Academy raises and manages private funds meant to encourage research by and knowledge-sharing among young researchers in particular. Its programmes consist of travel and research grants, fellowships, awards and project funding.

Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO)

RVO encourages entrepreneurs in sustainable, agrarian, innovative and international business. It helps with grants, finding business partners, know-how and compliance with laws and regulations.  On their website you can find information on subsidies and programmes run by RVO.