National grant schemes and funds

Below is a brief description of the most important national organizations that award research grants. You can find the most up-to-date information about schemes that are currently available and deadlines in the grants guide. If you require any further information, you can contact the grants desk.

NWONWO is the most important provider of finance for research in the Netherlands.
STWThe  STW Technology Foundation finances application-based technological and scientific research. Research institutes may apply to the STW for financial support for projects or programmes, as well as for grants for individuals.
ZonMwZonMw encourages and finances research, development and implementation of the results of the research for the benefit of prevention, care and health.
FOMFOM promotes fundamental physical research in the Netherlands. It finances research through its own research institutes and through programmes.
SenterNovemSenterNovem is an agency of the Ministry of Economic Affairs, which administers a large number of grant schemes and implements sustainability and innovation-based programmes on behalf of the government.