Innovational Research Incentives Scheme Vici - NWO-Science domain (ENW)
The Innovational Research Incentives Scheme Vici is a grant for senior researchers.
Vici is a funding instrument from the Talent Scheme. It gives senior researchers the opportunity to build up their own research group, often in anticipation of a tenured professorship. The research group must become structurally embedded in the research institution.
Who can apply
Vici is targeted at outstanding senior researchers who have successfully demonstrated the ability to develop their own innovative lines of research, and to act as coaches for young researchers. Researchers who have obtained their PhD within the last 15 years can apply for a Vici grant. There may be a possibility of an extension in some cases like care responsibilities and/or training in a clinical specialism. Further information is available in the document Frequently Asked Questions.
A researcher can submit a maximum of three Vici preproposals throughout his/her career.
What can be applied for
The maximum grant is 1.5 million euros.
When to apply
- Submission deadline for the 2019 round (pre-proposals) was 26 March 2019, 14:00:00 hrs (CET)
- Closing date for the submission of full proposals is 27 August 2019 14:00:00 hrs (CEST)
When you submit your application to ISAAC/ Mijn ZonMw you need to enter several additional details online. We strongly advise you to start applying at least a day before the deadline. Applications that are submitted after the deadline will not be included in the procedure.
All Vici applications are assessed in a nationwide competition.
The assessment criteria are:
- quality of the researcher
- quality, innovative character and academic impact of the research proposal
- knowledge utilisation
For more information click "LINK TO ORIGINAL" below.