Scientific collaborations with NWO Summit grant taken to the top

Are you part of a scientific consortium that belongs to the absolute world top or is very close to it? Then the Summit grant may be of interest to your consortium. The NWO makes a multi-year grant available to maintain continuity in groundbreaking research. Scientific consortia that belong to the top or can reach the top are given peace of mind and space for the next ten years with this instrument. Pre-applications can be submitted until June 20, 2023 and fully completed applications until January 23, 2024.

What is the Summit grant for?

The Summit grant provides the absolute world’s top existing scientific consortia with multi-year funding (10 years) to continue groundbreaking research or give them that extra push to reach the world’s top.

Who is eligible for the Summit grant?

Collaborations consisting of more than four researchers from one or more disciplines are eligible for the Summit grant. They must be existing collaborations arising from Dutch research schools or a joining of forces of influential researchers and research groups. Collaborations can be nominated to NWO by:

  • The Boards of Governors of universities based in the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
  • The Boards of Governors of University Medical Centers.
  • The boards of the KNAW institutes.
  • The boards of the NWO institutes.

Please note that each board may nominate a maximum of 2 collaborations. A collaboration may be nominated once.

What does the grant offer you?

You can apply for a minimum of € 15 million and a maximum of € 40 million in funding. The duration of your proposed program is 10 years. Eligible costs are:

  • New (and existing) personnel and material facilities;
  • Investment in equipment/infrastructure and other facilities up to a maximum of 25% of the requested funding;
  • Management costs for the partnership for up to 10 years.

The deadline for submitting your pre-application is June 20, 2023 2:00 pm and the deadline for submitting your completed application is January 23, 2024 at 2:00 pm.

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