The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has granted Vici grants to six researchers of Utrecht University, the UMC Utrecht and the Hubrecht Institute. They will each receive 1.5 million euros.
The Vici grant is a personal grant for outstanding, senior researchers who have successfully demonstrated the ability to develop their own innovative lines of research. Vici researchers are among the top ten percent in their research field. They have also proven their ability to coach young researchers. Vici laureates are allowed to put together their own research centre.