Joint eScience and Data Science Call

Joint eScience and Data Science Call

The Netherlands eScience Center, Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) Domain Science, and Commit2Data invite technology-oriented researchers to apply for funding and support for researching and developing disruptive solutions associated with big data handling, big data analytics and related computational methods.


This call for proposals aims at research and development of disruptive solutions associated with big data handling, big data analytics and related computational methods in order to be able to address the novel cross-sectoral scientific challenges described in the Commit2Data White Paper.

Since this is a joint eScience Center and NWO call for proposals directed towards Commit2Data challenges, the horizontal intersecting themes of Commit2Data are aligned with the core technological competences of the eScience Center.

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 14:00 - 17:00hrs.

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


14:00 - 14:30 Introduction Call for Proposals and Netherlands eScience Center (Wilco Hazeleger)
14:30 - 15:00 Introduction Commit2Data (Boudewijn Haverkort)
15:00 - 15:30 Core technological competences & eScience Technology Platform (eStep) (Rob van Nieuwpoort)
15.30 - 16.00 Experiences with projects by 2 eScience Research Engineers
16:00 - 16:30 SURF e-Infrastructure (Jan Bot SURF Support4Research)
16:30 - 17:00 Remaining questions and issues
17:00 Closing and drinks



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

Registration information event

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Date & location

4 April 2017
14:00 - 17:00
Science Park 140
1098XG Amsterdam

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