Call for proposals: ZonMw Open Competition For renewal in research and collaboration

ZonMw opened its call for proposals for the ZonMw Open Competition. The aim of the ZonMw Open Competition is to create space for excellent, curiosity-driven, groundbreaking science. Research groups of excellent quality can use a grant of €750,000 to renew their line of research and enter into new collaborations.

The grant offers excellent research groups the opportunity to revitalise their line of research, enter into new collaborations and perform studies of exceptional quality in the field of health. In view of its purpose of revitalising lines of research the ZonMw Open Competition is specifically intended for combinations of research groups.


In the ZonMw Open Competition applicants may request funding for staff, equipment loans, investment, valorisation/impact and internationalisation. The Investment module includes the possibility of an extra grant for medium-sized infrastructure. The investment should be between €100,000 and €250,000, and be intended for funding innovative scientific equipment, for example. Matching funding is required for such extra infrastructural investments.

Visit the ZonMw Open Competition funding page for more information.

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