The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) is one of the major funders of Dutch science and promotes quality and innovation in science. Each year NWO invests over 650 million euros in curiosity-driven research and research that addresses societal issues.
The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) takes advice from expert scientists and relevant experts in the Netherlands and beyond to select and fund research proposals through such means as the Spinoza Prize, the Innovation Research Incentive Schemes (Veni, Vidi, Vici) and the Gravitation programme.
MINISTRY OF EDUCATION, CULTURE AND SCIENCE
The NWO falls under the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science.