4 December 2017

New fund for IT innovation in research grants funding to six proposals

Utrecht University recently issued a call for proposals among its researchers to answer a scientific research question more easily, quicker of more effectively through the innovative use of IT. Six innovative research proposals have now been awarded financial support from a new fund made available through the Research IT programme.


An overview of the winning proposals can be viewed on the innovation fund's webpage. 

All 27 proposals received were evaluated based on the degree to which they envisioned a new and innovative use of IT in research. The programme's Advisory Council felt that the six winning proposals were most successful in demonstrating this aim.

Next steps

The researchers will now begin work on their respective proposals. During the projects, each of them will be partnered with an IT contact who will support the researcher with regard to technical issues. Results will be published once they are available.

Because this was the very first round for the newly-established fund, part of this round's purpose was to learn from the chosen structure. While it is likely that the fund will be modified to some extent following evaluation, a new call for proposals is expected to be issued in the spring of 2018.

Would you like to know more?

Click here to learn more about the fund and the Research IT programme. Questions? Email the programme manager, Menno Rasch.