Grants for universities & knowledge institutions

The Netherlands has a good number of leading universities, knowledge institutions and research organizations. Scientists conduct research to create solutions regarding major social issues, for example in the following sectors: healthcare, chemistry, sustainability, ICT and high tech. Universities are also often part of large-scale collaborative projects. All these activities require funding. Through grants, for example. There are numerous grants at national and European level for Universities and other knowledge institutions.

Grants for universities and knowledge institutions

National grants

At the national level, grants are available for research projects. The main grant provider is the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). But for research projects, there are also grants from the Netherlands Agency for Entrepreneurship (RVO). There are also sector-specific grant providers, such as ZonMw for healthcare or Top Sector Energy for energy transition and sustainability.

European subsidies

From Brussels, numerous grants are provided to universities and scientists every year. Horizon Europe is the EU’s main programme for research and innovation, with as much as € 95.5 billion in grants available till 2027. The Marie Curie Actions (part of Horizon Europe) fund excellent research and innovation by researchers in Europe. Then there are ERC grants, personal awards for researchers at different stages of their research careers.

Grant applications for universities and knowledge institutions

The process of applying for grants is often extensive. It must be demonstrated that the project is of value to society. Our specialists are divided into areas of expertise and have a background from your field. That way, we write applications with the highest chance of being awarded. Get in touch with our specialists for more information!

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