NWO Domains will assess cross-domain proposals Talent Scheme
In the Talent Scheme, there will no longer be a separate committee for cross-domain proposals. In future rounds of Vici and Vidi (call opens 2019) and Veni (call opens 2020), NWO will assess all proposals, including ...
26 Sep 2018
Physics2Market grant for promising research to improve cold-stress tolerance of plants
UvA researchers have found a way to improve the plant's resilience to low temperature stress. The first results are promising and the agricultural sector has already expressed its interest. For the further ...
20 Sep 2018
Harro Bouwmeester wins Sandmeyer Award 2018
On 6 September 2018, Prof. Harro Bouwmeester (Plant Hormone Biology), received The Sandmeyer Award 2018. Bouwmeester, together with three scientists of Syngenta Crop Protection AG in Switzerland, were rewarded ...
11 Sep 2018
UvA spin-off Confocal secures investment
UvA spin-off company Confocal.nl has secured a vital investment from Value Creation Capital. The investment will give Confocal.nl the opportunity to grow further.
10 Sep 2018
Stefania Milan awarded ERC Proof of Concept Grant
The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded a Proof of Concept Grant to Stefania Milan, associate professor of New Media and Digital Culture at the UvA. Milan will receive €150,000 for her research on deciphering ...
7 Sep 2018
Photanol to build demonstration plant at AkzoNobel site in Delfzijl
Photanol BV, Amsterdam, has closed a substantial new financing round to demonstrate its industrial capabilities to produce chemicals from CO2 and sunlight. Photanol BV is a spin-off company established in 2008 by UvA ...
5 Sep 2018
Public research funders commit to making Open Access a reality by 2020
On 4 September 2018, 11 national research funding organisation, with the support of the European Commission including the European Research Council (ERC), announced the launch of cOAlition S, an initiative to make ...
8 Aug 2018
ERC awards Starting Grant to four UvA researchers
The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded Starting Grants to Silke Allman, Jayne Birkby, Wouter van den Bos and Alfrid Bustanov from the University of Amsterdam (UvA). A Starting Grant is a personal grant of ...
31 Jul 2018
NWO opens Crossover call
The Crossover call aims to strengthen the Dutch knowledge and innovation system with outstanding scientific research that contributes to solving societal challenges.
16 Jul 2018
Veni grant awarded to 27 UvA and AMC-UvA researchers
The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded Veni grants worth up to €250,000 to 27 UvA and AMC-UvA researchers who recently obtained their doctorate. The grants give promising young ...
22 Jun 2018
New Open Competition across NWO Domain Science
From 1 August 2018 onwards, researchers can submit proposals for curiosity-driven, fundamental research in two new instruments in the open competition of the NWO Domain Science: one instrument for small-scale ...
20 Jun 2018
New NWO Open Competition in Social Sciences and Humanities
NWO has published the call for proposals for the new NWO Open Competition programme in Social Sciences and Humanities (SGW).
11 Jun 2018
European Commission publishes proposal for next research and innovation programme
The European Commission has published its proposal for HorizonEurope, an ambitious €100 billion research and innovation programme that will succeed Horizon2020.
1 Jun 2018
Vidi grant awarded to 11 UvA and AMC researchers
The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded a Vidi grant worth 800,000 euros to 11 experienced researchers from the University of Amsterdam and Academic Medical Center (AMC-UvA). The grant ...
28 May 2018
NWO Open Competition in the social sciences and humanities opens in June
At the start of June, the NWO Domain Social Sciences and Humanities will launch a new funding instrument: the NWO Open Competition – SSH for free, curiosity-driven research.
24 May 2018
NWO launches first call for the NWA programme
NWO has launched the first funding round for the Dutch National Research Agenda (NWA) programme. The programme encourages broad-based multidisciplinary consortia to submit research proposals that are compatible with ...
7 May 2018
UvA alumni win international Sustainability Challenge
UvA Earth Sciences alumni made it to the finals of DigitalGlobe's international GBDX for Sustainability Challenge. Their winning project, Global Green City Watch, makes it possible to monitor the quality of green ...
5 May 2018
UvA researcher Birte Forstmann awarded prestigious Proof of Concept (PoC) grant
The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded an ERC Proof of Concept grant to Birte Forstmann, professor of Neuroimaging in Cognitive Neuroscience at the UvA.
4 May 2018
ACE named top incubator in Netherlands
On Friday, 4 May, the magazine Emerce published its list of best e-businesses, the Emerce100. The Amsterdam university incubator ACE has been awarded the top spot in the category Incubators.
26 Apr 2018
Innovation Center for Artificial Intelligence officially launched
Science and business in the Netherlands are joining forces in the field of artificial intelligence. Today, the Innovation Center for Artificial Intelligence (ICAI) will be officially launched at Amsterdam Science ...