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- Writing a competitive VICI proposal for the Dutch NWO Talent Scheme
Writing a competitive VICI proposal for the Dutch NWO Talent Scheme
Obtaining a VENI-, VIDI- or VICI grant from NWO is an important milestone in the research career of (young) scientists in the Netherlands. The Talent Scheme is highly competitive with average success rates between 10% and 20%, depending on year and science division.
In the European context of for example ERC grants, but also Marie Curie grants, reviewers perceive obtaining such a national grant as an important sign of excellence and independence.
We will address the typical characteristics of a VICI application (pre-proposal + full proposal including rebuttal). In addition, focus will be on evaluation criteria and evaluation questions to be addressed by the external referees and the proposal format, including their inter-relationship.
Participants will receive strategic and practical input for developing a competitive VICI project and writing a convincing proposal thereby increasing their chances to receive this prestigious grant.
2. Who should attend
This workshop is directed towards talented researchers who consider submitting a NWO VICI pre-proposal in the near future.
The workshop will be in English, with no translation. Active participation and commitment from the course participants is a key factor for the success of this training. Numerous examples, tips and tricks and best practices will be presented.
Several small exercises / assignments will be implemented.
Aya van den Kroonenberg, PhD from Yellow Research and Ir Erik Prins have extensive experience with running Talent Scheme workshops and pre-submission reviews of corresponding proposals. Both trainers have more than 15 years of experience with reviewing and writing Dutch and European research proposals.
5. Programme Outline
|Part I||Introduction Talent Scheme Programme
· Particular focus on VICI
· Comparison with other (international) research grants
· Evaluation steps
· Who is your audience?
· Lessons learned from an evaluator
|Part III||Research project
· Before your start writing, concept development
· Evaluation criteria and questions for the external referees related to the quality of the research project.
· Proposal format Section 2a
|Lunch for attendees and opportunity to ask questions|
|Part IV||Principal investigator
· Evaluation criteria and questions for the external referees
· How to demonstrate your excellence in a VICI proposal? Section 4+5
|Part V||Evaluation criterion knowledge utilization
· Evaluation criteria and questions for the external referees.
· Stakeholder analysis, proposal format Section 2b
|Part VI||Registration form and budget|
|17:00||End of course|
6. Course fee
The YR course fee is € 595 per participant (VAT exempted), incl. coffee & tea, lunch and course materials.
7. Date, Location, Contact
|Dates||Wednesday, December 11 2019|
|Time||10.00 – 17.00 hrs|
1019 HD Amsterdam
|Contact||Sarah Jones at email@example.com|