Innovational Research Incentives Scheme - Vici

Call for proposals
Innovational Research Incentives Scheme Vici
2015
The Hague, January 2015
Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research
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Introduction
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1.1
Background
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1.2
Available budget
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1.3
Validity of the call for proposals
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Aim
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2.1
Vici target group
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2.2
Promoting female researchers
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2.3
Knowledge utilisation
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2.4
Data management
Guidelines for applicants
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3.1
Who can apply
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3.2
What can be applied for
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3.3
When can applications be submitted
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3.4
Preparing an application
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3.5
Specific conditions
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3.6
Submitting an application
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Assessment procedure
4.1
Procedure
4.2
Criteria
Contact points and other information
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5.2
Complaints and Objections
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5.3
Contact addresses of approved institutions
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The original Dutch-language text of the brochure is the authoritative
version. Where the English-language text is open to a different
interpretation, no additional rights may be derived from it.
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Introduction
1.1
Background
‘Veni, vidi, vici’ means ‘I came, I saw, I conquered’. It is a quotation from a note
sent by the famous Roman general Julius Caesar to notify the Senate of his
lightning victory over Pontus (in 47 BC).
In 2000, NWO joined forces with the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and
Sciences (KNAW) and the Dutch universities to establish the Innovational Research
Incentives Scheme. Every year NWO is able to offer grants under the scheme to
over 250 talented researchers, giving them the opportunity to develop their talents
in a way that would otherwise be impossible for many of them.
The programme includes three types of grant (Veni, Vidi and Vici). Each type has
one call per year. Changes to the procedures may be made from year to year,
depending,for example, on the results of interim evaluations. Each type of grant will
have its own call for proposals.
Since the 2012 funding round, the assessment of the Vici proposals has taken place
in a science-wide procedure. NWO has chosen this approach because we want to
award funding to the best proposals irrespective of the applicant's discipline, instead
of allocating the limited funding available (about 30 positions) in advance to the
different scientific domains. This ambition does, however, present the applicants
with a challenge: they must not only convince committee members from their own
discipline about the quality of the proposal but also committee members who work in
other disciplines. Moreover, such a procedure requires a particularly meticulous
approach from both the committee and NWO. Justice must be done to the
differences between disciplines with respect to research traditions and output. Only
then can a good comparison be made. We therefore refine our procedure each year
based on what we have learnt from previous funding rounds.
The current Call for the 2015 round was published online before the decision on the
2014 round was taken. As a consequence we have not been able to conclude our
evaluation of the assessment procedure before publishing this Call. Because of this
NWO makes the reservation that if the results of this evaluation are such that we
feel adjustments need to be made to the assessment procedure for the full proposals
(to be submitted in August) we will make those necessary adjustments. We will
communicate any adjustments no later than early April (just after the deadline for
pre-proposals), via a letter to the applicants and updated information on the
website.
1.2
Available budget
A total budget of 150,000,000 euros is available for the Innovational Research
Incentives Scheme funding round in 2015.
For the Vici round 47,400,000 million euros is available. With this budget we can
fund approximately 31 positions.
1.3
Validity of the call for proposals
This call for proposals is valid for the Vici funding round 2015.
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Aim
The aim of the Innovational Research Incentives Scheme is to promote innovation in
academic research and to provide encouragement for individual postdoctoral
researchers1 at various stages of their careers. The influx and promotion of talented
researchers is vitally important for universities. Providing creative opportunities for
adventurous, talented, pioneering researchers to do research of their own choice and
to encourage them to make a permanent career of academic research are therefore
key aims of the Innovational Research Incentives Scheme. The individual grants give
the researchers concerned the opportunity to develop their own innovative lines of
research that can be structurally embedded within a research institution.
2.1
Vici target group
The Vici target group consists of excellent researchers with a striking and original
talent as well as a considerable fascination for doing challenging and pioneering,
research. The focus in this respect is on innovative and curiosity-driven research.
In view of the purpose of the Vici programme, it is obviously essential that
candidates should have the ability to formulate and conduct a line of scientific
research independently. This implies that they will already have proved their abilities
in the field of research. The Vici scheme is aimed at the excellent senior researcher
who has successfully demonstrated the ability to develop his/her own innovative line
of research and the ability to act as a coach for young researchers.
Researchers working at a foreign institution are also eligible to submit an
application. If awarded, the project must be carried out at a Dutch institution
recognised by NWO.
The Vici funding focuses on candidates who will be among the top 10 percent of their
peer group, irrespective of their nationality or research topic. It is expected that they
can also convince others of the originality and potential of their ideas.
2.2
Promoting female researchers
Female researchers are especially urged to apply. The representation and
advancement of women in academia is unfortunately far less than that of men. NWO
and the Dutch Ministry for Education, Culture and Science are committed to
rectifying this situation and hope that the KNAW, the Association of Universities in
the Netherlands (VSNU) and the Dutch universities will also strive to reach a
percentage of female applicants which is at least comparable to that the percentage
of female researchers in the target group.
NWO strives towards success rates for female applicants both on average and in the
medium-term as high as those for male candidates. In case of an ex aequo
prioritisation of two or more applications, preference is given to the application of a
female applicant.
2.2.1
Aspasia
The Vici rounds of the Innovational Research Incentives Scheme are linked to the
Aspasia premium scheme. Through this scheme premiums of 100,000 euros are
made available to university executive boards who promote female Vici laureates to
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In this brochure, the term ‘researchers’ refers to people of either sex.
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a full professorship within one year of the grant being awarded. Aspasia has also
been open to female applicants who were qualified as very good to excellent in the
interview phase but who ultimately did not receive a grant. Executive boards receive
a premium of 200,000 euros for promoting these applicants. The specific conditions
for the awarding of the premium can be found on the Aspasia website
(www.nwo.nl/aspasia). Female laureates who are eligible for the premium will be
informed of this by NWO after the funding allocation.
2.3
Knowledge utilisation
Every year, NWO invests over 675,000,000 euros of public funds in academic
research. Such research may be anywhere on the scale from fundamental to applied
and may be either curiosity-driven and response-mode or part of a thematic
programme. Use of the results of scientific research by the public and private sector
can increase the prosperity and well-being of the nation, as well as helping the
Netherlands to achieve its ambition of becoming a knowledge society. For this
reason, NWO asks all grant applicants to provide information on the potential for the
wider utilisation of knowledge resulting from their proposed research. This
information will be taken into account when assessing their proposals. Please see
www.nwo.nl/knowledge-utilisation as well as the knowledge utilization manual on
www.nwo.nl/vi under the Vici page of the relevant NWO domain.
2.4
Data management
Responsible data management is part of good research. Therefore in 2015, NWO is
starting a pilot in data management.
For the collection/generation of data and the analysis of this data timely measures
need to be taken to enable the storage and later reuse of the data. This means that
prior to the start of the research project researchers must formulate a) which data
could be relevant and b) how these data could be stored so that they are accessible
for reuse.
Researchers are expected to answer four questions about data management in the
research proposal (data management section). After a proposal has been awarded
funding the researcher should elaborate the section into a data management plan.
Within four months of the research project being awarded funding the researcher
must have submitted the first version of the data management plan to NWO. NWO
will approve the plan as quickly as possible. The project can start as soon as the
data management plan has been approved by NWO. The data management plan can
be adjusted during the research. Further information can be found at:
www.nwo.nl/datamanagement.
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Guidelines for applicants
3.1
Who can apply
Applications can be submitted by candidates who have obtained their doctorates,
irrespective of whether they hold tenured positions and of whether they come from
the Netherlands or abroad. The appointment will be at one of the host research
institutions (see Section 3.1.4).
3.1.1
Career deadlines
Candidates who want to submit a Vici application can do this from 8 years and up to
a maximum of 15 years after the award of their PhD, calculated from the date of the
PhD award to the deadline of the relevant round2.
3.1.2
Extension clause
The maximum career deadline may be extended by NWO if the candidate has taken
extended sick, parental, maternity or care leave. The total maximum extension that
may be granted to any particular applicant is 5 years.
Female researchers who have given birth to children are granted a standard
extension of 18 months per child. In the case of male researchers, formal reductions
in working hours are compensated by a maximum extension of 1 year per child born
in the period since receipt of the doctorate.
The deadline may also be relaxed where the candidate has combined a part-time
research appointment with care responsibilities or has undertaken training in certain
clinical specialisms. In the case of care leave combined with training in a clinical
specialism, the maximum extension that may be awarded is again 5 years.
Further information about the conditions for these extensions is provided in the
Frequently Asked Questions section on www.nwo.nl/vi under the Vici page. If you
wish to apply for an extension, please contact NWO before submitting your grant
application (see section 5.1).
3.1.3
Specific requirements
The following specific conditions apply to the assessment of applications:
a. Applications must be submitted by individual researchers (not by pairs or groups
of researchers).
b. A candidate may
 submit no more than one application in the Vici 2015 round;
 have an application for no more than one type of of Innovational Research
Incentives Scheme grant under consideration at any given time;
 apply for a Vici grant no more than three times.
c. The following additional restrictions apply to researchers who have previously
been awarded grants under the Innovational Research Incentives Scheme:
 No researcher who has already received a particular type of grant may apply
again for a grant of the same kind3;
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The career deadline (of 15 years in the case of Vici ) is absolute.
In this respect, an application/grant award in the 2000 or 2001 round of the Innovational
Research Incentives Scheme is regarded as a Vidi application, while a PIONIER programme
application/grant award is regarded as a Vici application.
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 No researcher in receipt of a current award under the Innovational Research
Incentives Scheme may apply for another form of grant under the scheme
earlier than 24 months before the planned expiry date of the current grant.
3.1.4
Institutions
Approved host institutions are those Dutch universities whose terms of reference
include the conduct of research, the KNAW and NWO research institutes, and a
number of other specific institutions (see section 5.3 for contact addresses). The
criteria for the institutions are contained in the General Terms and Conditions of
NWO Grants, available at www.nwo.nl/subsidieregling.
3.2
What can be applied for
The maximum amount for a Vici project offered by NWO under the Innovational
Research Incentives Scheme is 1,500,000 euros for a period of five years.
The budget estimate submitted with the application must be based on eligible direct
staff costs and direct non-staff costs. The calculation of the staff costs must be
based on actual gross salaries and associated costs as specified in the current Dutch
agreement on the funding of academic research (Akkoord bekostiging
wetenschappelijk onderzoek), with the exception of indexation and end-of-project
payments. The increase in these payments for the 2015 round of the Innovational
Research Incentives Scheme will be based on the standard percentages in the
agreement.
If the applicant is to devote no more than 25% of his/her contracted working time to
non-research activities (teaching/administration/management or research outside of
that stipulated in the Vici grant), he/she may charge the entire salary to the project
budget. If the applicant is to devote more than 25% of his/her contracted working
time to such activities, only that proportion of working time devoted to the Viciresearch may be charged to the project.
The term ‘direct non-staff costs’ means general non-staff costs plus the costs of
knowledge transfer, knowledge utilisation and internationalisation. Infrastructure
costs (accommodation and office automation) and other overheads are not eligible
for funding.
The proposed budget will be assessed by NWO. If it exceeds the maximum amount
of the Vici grant, the application must be accompanied by a letter from the
prospective host institution or a third party guaranteeing to cover the excess costs.
This guarantee must be signed by the dean/manager of the institution or by a
person with authority to sign on behalf of the body issuing the guarantee.
For further information and explanation of grant-eligible costs, see the document
‘guidelines for design of expenditures financial accounting reports’ at www.nwo.nl/vi
under the division specific funding instrument.
3.3
When can applications be submitted
The next deadline for the submission of Vici preproposals is Thursday 26 March
2015 at 14.00 hours (CET, Central European Time). The deadline for the
submission of Vici detailed proposals is Thursday 27 August 2015, 14:00 hours
(CEST, Central European Summer Time).
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Further information about the submission of applications can be found in sections
3.6 and 4.1.
3.4
Preparing an application
Vici grant application forms will be available on the programme website
(www.nwo.nl/vi) approximately two months before the submission deadline.
Applications must be written in English and must include:
 the candidate’s curriculum vitae and list of publications;
 an outline of the research proposal (max. 1200 words for a Vici preproposal and
max. 8000 words for a Vici detailed proposal, not including references);
 a completed knowledge utilisation section (max. 500 words for a Vici preproposal
and max. 1000 words for a Vici detailed proposal);
 budget estimates;
 a separate lay summary of the research proposal (max. 400 words)
comprehensible for the science wide assessment committee.
3.5
Specific conditions
3.5.1
General
The applicant is free to choose the particular approved host institution, which are
listed in section 5.3, at which he/she wishes to conduct the research. In consultation
with the host institution part of the research may be conducted outside the
Netherlands. The applicant’s plans for achieving institutional integration may be a
subject of discussion during selection interviews.
The appointment at the host institution and arrangements for integration within it
must always be completed before any grant payment is made by NWO. The
successful candidate must sign a written agreement with the board of the institution
concerned. This may indicate, for example, what prospects and guarantees the
institution can offer for the future of the line of research and the candidate following
the period of grant.
Intellectual property rights to the knowledge generated by the planned research will
rest jointly with the host institution and NWO. NWO may, however, renounce its
property rights in consultation with the host institution.
A list of points to be covered in the agreement between the candidate and the host
institution will be sent to successful candidates together with their award letters.
3.5.2
Ethical aspects
Any research proposal that raises ethical issues must be carefully considered in
advance. Certain research projects require a statement of approval from a
recognised medical ethics review committee or an animal experiments committee.
In addition, some research proposals require a licence under the Population
Screening Act (WBO). More information on medical ethics review committees is
available from the Central Committee on Research Involving Human Subjects
(CCMO), while the Dutch Association of Animal Experiments Committees (NVDEC)
can provide information on animal experiments committees, and the Health Council
of the Netherlands can advise on the WBO.
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Vici applicants are responsible to determine for themselves whether their research
proposals raise possible ethical issues and for obtaining any necessary statement of
approval from the appropriate ethics review committee and/or licence under the
Population Screening Act.
NWO subscribes to the Dutch Freedom of Information on Animal Experiments Code
(Code Openheid Dierproeven) and the Biosecurity Code. Vici applicants must
subscribe to and comply with the prevailing codes.
Research projects requiring a statement of approval and/or licence under the
Population Screening Act may not start until NWO has received a copy of the
relevant statement and/or licence. NWO expects candidates to pay attention to the
timetable for the Vici selection procedure and take account of the time required by
ethics review committees to conduct project assessments or for the Population
Screening Act licence application procedure to run its course. Where an application
raises complex ethical issues, NWO reserves the right to seek external advice.
If at any point, after discussing the matter with the applicant, NWO feels that an
ethical review is required, the applicant must take the necessary measures to obtain
it. If the applicant fails to obtain the required statement of approval from an ethics
review committee, any grant awarded will be immediately withdrawn. Applicants
with questions in this respect should contact the central coordinator of the
Innovational Research Incentives Scheme (see section 5.1 for contact details).
3.6
Submitting an application
An application can only be submitted to NWO via Iris, the electronic application
system. Applications must be submitted via Iris account will not be included in the
assessment procedure. A main applicant must submit his/her application via his/her
own Iris account.
To use the Iris electronic application system, the applicant must first obtain a login
code via the NWO website (www.iris.nwo.nl). If the applicant does not have an Iris
account yet then this should be made at least one day before the application is
submitted. This way any possible problems in registering an account can still be
resolved on time. If the applicant already has an Iris account then he/she does not
need to make a new account in order to submit a new application. Please contact the
Iris helpdesk if you have any technical questions about Iris (see Section 5.1.2).
As the Vici applications are assessed on a science-wide basis, Vici candidates can
submit their application to a single central portal with NWO. However, applicants are
requested to state the NWO division under which their research falls. More than one
division may be stated, if applicable.
Any annexes (the lay summary, a list of non-referees, or a guarantee to meet
excess costs) should be sent to NWO via the Iris system as separate PDF
documents. The original documents must be sent to NWO by post, to arrive within
one week of the date of submission, marking it for the attention of the central
division.
Please do not include reprints of publications and letters of recommendation (other
than letters exclusively specifying financial/material commitments) when submitting
your application. They will not be sent to referees and committee members and will
not be taken into consideration when assessing applications.
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Assessment procedure
4.1
Procedure
Candidates are assessed in a national competition. From the 2012 round onwards,
Vici applications will be assessed science wide. This means that applications from all
disciplines (including cross-disciplinary applications) will be compared with each
other in a single competition. In the science wide assessment an assessment
committee consisting of scientists from all scientific disciplines will assess the
applications. When writing the application the applicant should bear in mind that the
committee members’ backgrounds are diverse. The application should be
comprehensible for committee members from very different academic fields.
The NWO Code of Conduct on Conflicts of Interest applies to everybody involved in
the assessment of applications and/or in decisions on them, whether or not he/she is
an NWO employee.
The selection procedure is described below.
4.1.1
Eligibility
NWO screens applications to ensure that they comply with the formal requirements
of the scheme (see section 3). Only those which do, qualify for further consideration.
4.1.2
Preproposals
Vici applications must be submitted first as preproposals, which are abridged
versions of the detailed proposals. Three domain committees (Alpha and Gamma
Sciences, Physical Sciences and Engineering or Life Sciences) assess the
preproposals comparatively using the criteria and subsequently prioritise these
according to likelihood of funding, without making use of external referees. The
most likely candidates receive an invitation before the end of June 2015 to submit a
detailed proposal before the second deadline. Other candidates will receive message
that they are not invited to submit a detailed proposal. As this is an advice, no
formal objection and appeal can be made against it. The basic principle underlying
this selection step is that in each domain (by approximation) an equal number of
applicants will receive an advice to elaborate their pre-proposal into a full proposal.
4.1.3
Detailed proposal, referees and rebuttal
After the applications are screened to ensure they comply with the formal
requirements, they are submitted to external referees for their consideration.
Applicants are then given the opportunity to respond to the anonymised referee
reports.
4.1.4
Detailed proposal, interview (selection)
Detailed proposals, referee reports and rebuttals are sent to the respective domain
panels. The selection committee selects a number of candidates for an interview. In
that case, the selection committee makes its own consideration based on the
referees' reports obtained and the responses of the candidates to these.
Subsequently the candidates with the highest prioritisation are invited for an
interview. The basic principle underlying this step is also that from each domain (by
approximation) an equal number of proposals will be selected for the following
phrase.
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The interview will then be held by the science wide assessment committee,
composed of members from the three domain panels. During the interview, the
committee has the opportunity to pose any questions it still has after reading the
proposal, the external referees' reports and the rebuttal. The candidate can respond
to these in the discussion with the committee. With this approach a hearing and
rebuttal once again takes place. The interview is an important part of the selection
process and may lead to a re-evaluation of the written proposal and the score
awarded to it.
4.1.5
Tasks of assessment committee
Following the interviews, the assessment committee prioritises the applications and
submits its findings to the Governing Board of NWO.
4.1.6
Decision by Governing Board of NWO
The Governing Board of NWO takes its decision to award or withhold grant based on
the recommendations of the committee. The number of grants to be awarded will
depend on the resources available in the particular round. Once the Governing Board
has reached its decisions, the candidates and boards of intended host institutions are
notified of the outcome.
4.1.7
Arrangements and reporting
Once the Governing Board of NWO has announced its decisions, arrangements are
made for each award. Successful candidates are given contracts of employment with
the host institutions of their choice and laureates will receive conditions regarding
interim and final reporting and for any necessary supervision by the division
concerned (see also section 3.5). Vici projects must always start within six months
of the grant award. The projects awarded funding will be managed by the various
divisions of NWO.
NWO issues a qualification to all full proposals. This qualification is made known to
the applicant together with the funding decision. For further information about the
qualifications see: www.nwo.nl/kwalificaties
4.1.8
Indicative timetable
NWO aims to complete the entire Vici selection procedure within 11 months. The
indicative timetable for the 2015 Vici round is:
26 March 2015,
Deadline for the submission of Vici
at exactly 14.00 hours
preproposals via the Iris system
CET
mid-June 2015
Announcement result preproposal round to
candidates
27 August 2015, at
Deadline for the submission of Vici detailed
exactly 14:00 hours CET
proposals via the Iris system
September/ October 2015
Consultations with referees and candidates’
rebuttals
January 2016
Interviews
February 2016
Decision by NWO governing Board
NWO informs applicants about the decision
From mid-February 2016
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4.1.9
Adjustments procedure
It is possible that NWO finds it necessary to make adjustments in the procedure
during the 2015 round. Any adjustments in the procedure Vici 2015 will be
communicated on the NWO website. Please check the website regularly for accurate
information.
4.1.10
Data management
During the pilot the data management section will not be included in the decision of
a committee as to whether or not a proposal should be awarded funding. However,
both the referees and the committee can give advice concerning the data
management section. After the proposal has been awarded funding the applicants
have to elaborate this section into a data management plan making use of the
advice from the referees and the committee.
4.2
Criteria
Applications are assessed on the basis of the following criteria:
1. quality of the researcher (see Section 4.2.1);
2. quality, innovative character and academic impact of the proposed research (see
Section 4.2.2);
3. knowledge utilisation (see Section 4.2.3).
The weighting given to these criteria in the overall rating of the application is 40%,
40% and 20% respectively.
4.2.1
Quality of the researcher
- suitability in terms of target group profile;
- from an international perspective belongs to the top ten percent of his/her
cohort;
- scientific excellence apparent from numerous publications of international
standing and/or other scientific achievements;
- inspiring enthusiasm for research and/or technology;
- persuasiveness;
- demonstrably capable of successfully developing own new innovative line of
research;
- has both a national and international prominent position;
- demonstrable leadership and coaching skills.
4.2.2
4.2.3
Quality, innovative character and academic impact of the proposed research
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challenging in terms of content;
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originality of the research question;
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innovative scientific elements;
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aimed at building up a new line of research;
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potential to make important contributions to science;

effective in terms of proposed methodology;

international importance of the proposed research area.
Knowledge utilisation
Potential
 contribution to society and/or other academic areas;
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 disciplines and organisations that might benefit from the results.
Implementation
 action plan to allow the outcomes of the research project to benefit the potential
knowledge users;
 if and how the potential knowledge users will be involved;
 (concrete) outcomes for society;
 the period over which knowledge utilisation is expected to occur.
If a researcher is of the opinion that the proposed research is not appropriate for
knowledge utilisation then he/she should explain why he/she thinks that knowledge
utilisation is not applicable. The selection committee will assess the arguments given
for this.
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Contact points and other
information
5.1
NWO contact points
5.1.1
Questions about the scheme itself
The latest information about the Innovational Research Incentives Scheme can be
found on www.nwo.nl/vi, together with answers to frequently asked questions.
Candidates are advised to check the website before contacting NWO. Questions
about the Innovational Research Incentives Scheme can be directed towards the
central coordinator of this grant programme at NWO or to the coordinator of the
relevant NWO division. Contact details can be found at www.nwo.nl/vi/contact.
The central coordinator will not, however, deal with criticisms or complaints about
procedural matters; these must be submitted in writing to the complaints line (see
Section 5.2).
Questions about current Innovational Research Incentives Scheme projects should
be posed to the NWO division responsible for the project concerned
(www.nwo.nl/vi/contact).
Central coordinator Innovational Research Incentives Scheme
Website: www.nwo.nl/vi (information about Innovational Research Incentives
Scheme funding) or:
www.nwo.nl/vi-programma (general information about the Innovational Research
Incentives Scheme)
E-mail: vi@nwo.nl
Telephone secretariat: +31 70 344 0940
Postal address
Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO)
Innovational Research Incentives Scheme
Division BOO:
PO Box 93138
NL-2509 AC The Hague
5.1.2
Technical questions about the electronic application system Iris
For technical questions about the use of Iris please contact the Iris helpdesk. Please
read the manual first before asking the helpdesk for advice. The Iris helpdesk can be
reached from Monday to Friday from 11.00 hours to 17.00 hours CET by phoning
+31 900 696 4747. Unfortunately, not all foreign telecommunication providers allow
you to phone 0900 numbers. You can also mail your question to iris@nwo.nl.
5.2
Complaints and Objections
5.2.1
Complaints line
NWO has established a contact point for criticisms or complaints concerning the
operation or result of selection procedures under the Innovational Research
Incentives Scheme. Complaints may concern not only NWO but also the universities
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or institutes and must be submitted in writing, preferably by e-mail
(meldpunt@nwo.nl). All information will be treated in the strictest confidence and
will be dealt with by a member of staff who is not directly involved in the
procedures. The contact point has no formal powers to intervene, but can mediate
on behalf of candidates if asked to do so. In addition, it collects information on the
implementation of the scheme for use in its evaluation.
5.2.2
Committee for appeals NWO
Where appropriate, candidates can use NWO’s appeal procedures to lodge formal
appeals within six weeks after the decision has been communicated against
decisions made under the Innovational Research Incentives Scheme. After lodging
an objection they will be invited to attend a hearing of the committee for appeals
NWO. Further information about the appelas procedure can be obtained from the
Committee Secretariat mr. V. Wagner, email v.wagner@nwo.nl or mr. C.E.
Hepkema-Houtkooper, email c.hepkema@nwo.nl. The Secretariat can be reached at:
+31 70 344 0807.
5.3
Contact addresses of approved institutions
5.3.1
Universities
Delft University of Technology
Executive Board,
Innovational Research Incentives Scheme
Ms M. Strijbosch, M.P.W.strijbosch@tudelft.nl
G. de Werk, G.deWerk@tudelft.nl
University Corporate Office, BMO/IB
PO Box 5, NL-2600 AA Delft
Eindhoven University of Technology
Executive Board,
Innovational Research Incentives Scheme
E.W. Gerritsen, e.w.gerritsen@tue.nl
Dr. M.A.M. Leermakers, m.a.m.leermakers@tue.nl
General Affairs Department/University Council
PO Box 513, NL-5600 MB Eindhoven
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Executive Board,
Innovational Research Incentives Scheme
J. van Proosdij MSc MA, vanproosdij@oos.eur.nl
Education and Research Department
University Office
PO Box 1738, NL-3000 DR Rotterdam
Leiden University
Executive Board,
Innovational Research Incentives Scheme
Dr F. Frederiks, f.frederiks@bb.leidenuniv.nl
Academic Affairs - General and Administrative Services Department
PO Box 9500, NL-2300 RA Leiden
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Leiden University Research & Innovation
Dr J.H.E.M. Klerkx,
J.H.E.M.Klerkx@luris.nl
Rijnsburgerweg 10, 2333 AA Leiden
Maastricht University
Executive Board,
Innovational Research Incentives Scheme
Ms M. Achten, merle.achten@maastrichtuniversity.nl
Maastricht University Office, Academic Affairs unit
Tel: +31 43 388 2064/ +31 43 388 3101
PO Box 616, NL-6200 MD MaastrichtOpen
Open University of the Netherlands
Executive Board,
Innovational Research Incentives Scheme
J.B.M. Roffelsen, han.roffelsen@ou.nl
University Office – Policy and Administration
PO Box 2960, NL-6401 DL Heerlen
Protestant Theological University
Executive Board,
Innovational Research Incentives Scheme
D.J. de Boer, djdeboer@pthu.nl
Postbus 5021, 8260 GA Kampen
Radboud University Nijmegen
Executive Board,
Innovational Research Incentives Scheme
Dr G. Bögels, g.bogels@mso.ru.nl
Marketing, Strategy & Development Department
PO Box 9102, NL-6500 HC Nijmegen
Theological University of Apeldoorn
J.W. van der Zande-de Roo, secretariaat@tua.nl
Wilhelminapark 4, NL-7316 BT Apeldoorn
Theological University of the Reformed Churches
G.D. Harmanny, gdharmanny@tukampen.nl
Broederweg 15, NL-8261 GS Kampen
University of Amsterdam
Executive Board,
Innovational Research Incentives Scheme
H.L. van Fastenhout-Strating, H.L.Strating@uva.nl
Office of Academic Affairs
PO Box 19268, NL-1000 GG Amsterdam
University of Groningen
Executive Board,
Innovational Research Incentives Scheme
Dr. M. Koopmans, m.koopmans@rug.nl
Division 'Research & Valorisation’
Academic Affairs Department
PO Box 72, NL-9700 AB Groningen
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University for Humanistics
L.J. van der Spek, l.vanderspek@uvh.nl
PO Box 797, NL-3500 AT Utrecht
University of Twente
Executive Board,
Innovational Research Incentives Scheme
P.P. Hoetink, p.p.hoetink@utwente.nl
Strategy and Coordination
PO Box 217, NL-7500 AE Enschede
Utrecht University
Executive Board,
Innovational Research Incentives Scheme
Ms S. Schϋtten, s.schutten@uu.nl
Education and Research Directorate
Tel: +31 30 253 3095
PO Box 80125, NL-3508 TC Utrecht
Tilburg University
Executive Board,
Innovational Research Incentives Scheme
H.C. Annema, h.c.annema@tilburguniversity.edu
Institutional Policy Office
University Office
PO Box 90153, NL-5000 LE Tilburg
VU University Amsterdam
Executive Board, Innovational Research Incentives Scheme
Dr. B.J.A.M. Jordi, b.jordi@vumc.nl
M.C. Last, m.c.last@vu.nl
Grants Desk
Division VI, VUmc
PO Box 7057, 1007 MB Amsterdam
Wageningen University and Research Centre
Executive Board,
Innovational Research Incentives Scheme
Dr H.A. de Ruiter, henrieke.deruiter@wur.nl
Research and Education Strategy Department
PO Box 9101, NL-6700 HB Wageningen
5.3.2
KNAW Institutes
Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW)
Dr. E. van Duuren, esther.van.duuren@bureau.knaw.nl
Head of Policy on Institutes
Telephone number +31 20 551 0990
PO Box 19121, 1000 GC Amsterdam
5.3.3
NWO Institutes
ASTRON Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy
D. van Dijk, dijk@astron.nl
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PO Box 2, NL-7990 AA Dwingeloo
Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI)
M. Brouwer, Margriet.Brouwer@cwi.nl
Project and Subsidy Officer
Tel: +31 20 592 4253
PO Box 94079, NL-1090 GB Amsterdam
Foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter (FOM)
FOM Institutes: AMOLF, NIKHEF and DIFFER
Dr C. Hooijer, christa.hooijer@fom.nl
PO Box 3021, NL-3502 GA Utrecht
Netherlands Institute for the Study of Criminality and Law Enforcement (NSCR)
A. van Poppel, nscr@nscr.nl
PO Box 71304, NL-1008 BH Amsterdam
NIOZ Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research
Prof. H. Brinkhuis, Henk.Brinkhuis@nioz.nl
PO Box 59, NL-1790 AB Den Burg (Texel)
SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research
G.C. Klamer, G.C.Klamer@sron.nl
Sorbonnelaan 2, NL-3584 CA Utrecht
5.3.4
Other
Advanced Research Centre for NanoLitography (ARCNL)
Prof. J. Frenken, frenken@physics.leidenuniv.nl
Phone number+31 71 527 56 03
PO Box 41883, 1009 DB Amsterdam
Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
P. Lommen, Lommen@vw.mpi.nl
PO Box 310, NL-6500 AH Nijmegen
Naturalis
J. Mols, johan.mols@naturalis.nl
Research and Education Sector
PO Box 9517
2300 RA Leiden
Netherlands Cancer Institute
Prof. R.H. Medema, r.medema@nki.nl
Director of Research
Plesmanlaan 121, NL-1066 CX Amsterdam
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for Scientific Research
Office address:
Laan van Nieuw Oost-Indië 300
NL-2593 CE The Hague
Postal address:
PO Box 93138
NL-2509 AC The Hague
January 2015