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The aim of the User Support Programme Space Research is to provide support to researchers working in the Netherlands during the (preparation for) use of infrastructure in space for the purpose of high quality scientific research. The programme is open to excellent research in the areas of earth observation and planetary research. Please see the call document (download below) for more information and how to apply.

Available budget

The User Support Programme Space Research is financed by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science. For the period 2017-2019 a budget of 7.2 M€ is available for three calls. For this 2018 call a maximum budget of 2.4 M€ is available. Only applications that qualify as excellent or very good are eligible for funding. This could mean that the available budget for this call is not completely used.

When to apply

Deadline full proposals: 15 November 2018, 14:00 CET

Information event

To allow interested applicants to get acquainted with the aim and conditions of this call for proposals, an information event was organised on 20 June 2018. At this meeting special attention was given to the possibility of applying for additional (in-kind) funding from the Netherlands eScience Center. Further information was given on the eScience Center’s strategy and approach, the role of the eScience Research Engineers, the capabilities of the Dutch National e-Infrastructure, the software technologies implemented and applied by the eScience Center. The presentations can be found below.


13.30 – 14.00 Arrival: coffee/tea
14.00 – 14.40 GO Call for Proposals 2018 (Jennifer Grant) Download Presentation
14.40 – 15.00 eScience Center core technological competences and Research Software Directory (Frank Seinstra) Download Presentation
15.00 – 15.30 Break
15.30 – 15.50 SURF e-Infrastructure (Jeroen Engelberts) Download Presentation
15.50 – 16.20 Experiences with projects by an eScience Research Engineer (Romulo Pereira Gonçalves) Download Presentation
16.20 – 16.45 Remaining questions and issues
16.45 – 17.30 Drinks



Full proposal

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Please submit your proposal using NWO’s electronic application system ISAAC:


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