Utrecht researchers are involved in seven out of twenty NWO Open Competition ENW Groot projects. In four of these projects, an Utrecht researcher is the main applicant. The projects each receive a grant of up to 3 million euros.
With these grants, the NWO domain Science stimulates curiosity-driven, non-programmed fundamental research. Grants within the NWO Open Competition ENW Groot programme are intended for consortia in which research groups create added value through collaboration. Of a total of 92 pre-proposals, thirty consortia were allowed to further elaborate their proposal. The domain board has now awarded 20 project proposals funding, as a result of which an award rate of 21.7 percent was achieved.
Utrecht researchers are main applicants of four projects: