Accelerating Scientific Discovery Call

Accelerating Scientific Discovery Call

We invite domains scientists working in application fields such as Environment & Sustainability or Life Sciences & eHealth to apply for funding.


The purpose of this Call for Proposals is to enable domain scientists to address compute-intensive and/or data-driven problems within their research.

The call aims to fund proposals that pursue new scientific domain challenges and that enhance and accelerate the process of scientific discovery within the field of application using eScience technologies. To achieve this, submitted proposals should be characterized by the usage, adaptation, and integration of eScience methods and tools, including software for optimized data handling, Big Data analytics, and efficient computing (the core technological competences of the eScience Center).

Projects awarded in this call typically will be led by PIs from domain science (application disciplines).

When to apply

The deadline for the submission of pre-proposals is 18 May 2017, 14:00 CEST.
The deadline for submission of full proposals is 31 August 2017 14:00 CEST.

Information Event

To allow interested applicants to get acquainted with 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, and the aim of this call for proposals, an information event will be organized at the eScience Center (Amsterdam, Science Park 140) on 4 April 2017, from 09:30 - 12:15hrs.

Registration is required (below). Presence of at least one applicant at the information event is highly recommended, but not mandatory.


09:30 - 10:00 Introduction Call for Proposals and Netherlands eScience Center (Wilco Hazeleger)
10:00 - 10:30 Core technological competences & eScience Technology Platform (eStep) (Rob van Nieuwpoort)
10:30 - 11:00 Experiences with projects by 2 eScience Research Engineers
11:00 - 11:30 SURF e-Infrastructure (Jan Bot SURF Support4Research)
11:30 - 12:15 Remaining questions and issues
12:15 Lunch



Full proposal

Submit your proposal

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

Submit here

In case you experience problems submitting your proposal, please also send to

This call is processed by NWO for the Netherlands eScience Center. The eScience Center Board decides in granting and rejection, and all grants will be awarded by the eScience Center.

Registration information event

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Date & location

4 April 2017
09:30 - 12:15
Science Park 140
1098XG Amsterdam

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