The eScience Center receives an annual budget from NWO and SURF, the majority of which is provided to Dutch academics as subsidy in the form of cash and the in kind provision of eScience Research Engineers. The awarding of both cash and expertise makes the eScience Center unique, balancing the role of both funder and collaborator.
Any aspect of eScience and the utilization of e-infrastructure to address a scientific challenge are potentially fundable.
Collaborations between academic partners and the eScience Center will be based primarily on a long-term consistent programme of calls. All funded projects should address a pressing scientific problem and capable of delivering innovative reusable eScience to the nation’s e-infrastructure and beyond.
Our collaborative projects should have the potential to deliver scientific excellence in terms of scientific breakthroughs and in the realization of new eScience methodologies or integration of existing methodologies. We aim for high scientific standards and will contribute to scientific publications in high-impact scientific journals and conferences through collaboration with domain scientists and development of our core technologies.
Funded projects are supported to the value of €500K (combined cash and in kind provision of eScience Research Engineers) and result from annual peer-reviewed project calls.
Each year we sponsor and coordinate an eScience prize to be awarded to a young scientist demonstrating excellence in the development or application of eScience approaches to address scientific challenges. The award will be judged on both track record solving domain challenges using eScience approaches and the candidates idea for a novel eScience Center project.
The award is open to any researcher based at a Dutch University or recognized knowledge institute who received their PhD less than 6 years before the closing date of the competition. The winning applicant will work with our eScience team to develop a full path-finding project proposal which will be funded to the value of €50K (€40K in kind contribution of eScience Research Engineers and €10K cash for travel etc).
Read here about the Young eScientist of the Year 2016.
Read here about the Young eScientist of the Year 2015.
In most cases, any senior researcher employed at a Dutch university or NWO- / KNAW-institute may apply for eScience Center funding as main applicant or as co-applicant. Some exceptions may exist and we therefore refer you to the individual details of each call.