The Nederlands

Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO)

The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research is one of the largest science-funding bodies in the Netherlands and ensures quality and innovation in science. Each year NWO invests about 800 million euros in more than 6000 research projects at universities and knowledge institutes. These concern both curiosity-driven research and research related to societal challenges. NWO selects and funds research proposals based on the advice from independent Dutch and international experts. NWO encourages national and international collaboration, manages national research institutes, invests in large-scale research facilities, and promotes knowledge utilisation

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