How to obtain an NWO Veni grant (workshop)Final stages courses for PhD candidates

Workshop information

Number of session: 1
Hours per session: 3
Course fee:

  • This workshop is exclusively for research of the Graduate School.
  • Consult our enrolment policy for more information.


  • Enrolment-related questions:
  • Workshop-related questions: Will be announced soon.

Telephone: +31 (0)10 4082607 


Dates, times and locations will be announced soon.

  • The workshop will take place in mid-July 2018.


The yearly-awarded Veni grant from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) is one of the most prestigious grants for junior researchers. It allows researchers who have completed their PhD within the last three years to conduct independent research and develop their ideas for a period of three years. Obtaining a Veni grant, the maximum amount of which is 250.000 euro, is considered an important step in a scientific career. 

But how to get started on a NWO Veni grant application? In this introductory workshop, Veni laureate dr. Conrad Heilmann and former Veni committee member Professor Karin Arts will explain all the ins and outs of the review and application procedure. 

Aims and working method

Getting starting on an NWO Veni grant application requires carefully planning. The aim of this workshop is to make researcher aware that they should work out an idea around this period if they wish to submit a proposal in the upcoming round.

The workshop will consist of two presentations and a plenary question and answer session. Research policy advisors of various facilities will be present to answer any questions additional questions. 

This workshop is open to all members of the Graduate School. In September, the workshop will have a follow-up with the three-day course "How to obtain an NWO Veni grant" (date for the new course are to be determined). The course is only open to researchers who will submit a Veni proposal in the upcoming application round.


In order to participate you are required to read up on the grant and the procedure.

In the run-up to the workshop, feel free to contact the research policy advisor at your faculty/institute for more assistance on preparing your Veni grant application.


  • 11.45 – 12.15:     Walk-in lunch
  • 12.15 – 13.00:    'NWO Veni application procedure' by Assistant Professor Conrad Heilmann, 2013 Veni Laureate. 
  • 13.00 – 13.45:    'NWO Veni review procedure' by Professor Karin Arts, former NWO Veni committee member.
  • 13.45 – 14.30:    Plenary Q&A session, opportunity for personal feedback

About the speakers

Will be announced soon.