Getting on Track with your Veni application

Course schedule

This course is not scheduled yet.

Course description

This programme aims to provide talented postdocs and other promising researchers the skills and competences needed to develop a high quality research proposal to submit within the NWO Veni programme.
Course participants are researchers interested in applying for an NWO Veni grant in 2022 that will be carried out at Wageningen University.

Registration deadline: to be announced

General Information

Target Group: Researchers interested in applying for an NWO Veni grant in 2022
Group size: Max. 18 participants
Course duration: Total of ~14 sessions usually scheduled in about 3 months time. Next to the scheduled days, count at 1/2 day per week to write your proposal.
Language: English
Credit points: -
Self-study hours: 1/2 day per week (spent writing your own proposal)
Name lecturer: Various
Venue: tbd

Programme (preliminary)

Day 1 (9:00-16:30)


Defining learning goals and writing groups

Experiences of Veni laureates

Examining successful grant proposals

Veni criteria

Day 2 (9:00-17:00)

Modelling the proposal

Efficient writing strategies

Day 3

(~2 hrs per group between 9:00 and 15:00)

Writing Groups

Day 4

(~2 hrs per group between 9:00 and 15:00)

Writing Groups

Day 5 (9:45-16:30)

Selecting your key output

Your online identity

Research data management and open access

Preparing your CV

Day 6 (9:00-12:00)

Designing scientific artwork

Day 7

(~2 hrs per group between 9:00 and 15:00)

Writing Groups


(30-min 1-to-1 individual sessions)

Feedback on proposal

Day 8 (9:00-17:00)

Effective Readable Writing (general feedback session)

Knowledge Utilization

Day 9 (9:00-12:00)

Designing scientific artwork (feedback session)


1) Reduced fee: Post-docs of Wageningen University that are registered at one of the graduate schools of Wageningen (EPS, PE&RC, VLAG, WASS, WIAS, WIMEK) €750,-
2) Full fee: All other post-docs as well as staff of Wageningen University €1000,-
3) Extended fee: All other participants €1500,-


Cancellation policy

You may cancel your registration at no charge until four weeks before the start of the course. After this date you will be charged the course fee. 

Exemption of payment:
If you can find someone to replace you in the course, you will only be charged a €100 cancellation fee. However, you must provide the course coordinator with the name and contact information of your replacement.

For post-docs of Wageningen University: when you have a valid reason to cancel (i.e., circumstances beyond your control), you will be charged the reduced fee. In this case, your supervisor must provide the reason for cancellation in writing.


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