The Dutch Research Council (NWO) has recently awarded a Veni grant worth up to 250,000 euros to me and 165 other highly promising young scientists. The grant will provide me with the opportunity to further elaborate my own ideas during a period of three years.
The Veni is awarded by NWO every year. A total of 1,151 researchers submitted an admissible research proposal for funding. 166 of these have now been granted. That comes down to an award rate of 14%. The submissions were assessed by means of peer review by external experts from the disciplines concerned. In this Veni funding round, NWO is investing a total of 41,5 million euros in free and curiosity-driven research.