Preparing Your Veni pre-proposal

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 pre-proposal to submit within the NWO Veni programme (AES, SSH and ZonMw).

Registration deadline: to be announced

General Information

Target Group: Researchers (with a PhD degree) interested in applying for an NWO VENI grant in 2022 in the domains Applied and Engineering Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities, or at the Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development.
Group size: -
Course duration: Total of 5 sessions. See schedule above for the scheduled course dates and programme below for the times and content (to be announced). Next to these 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 (to be updated, usually the course days are scheduled in the time frame of 1 month)

Day 1

13:00-16:30 Preparing your CV – Caro Struijke

Day 2

13:00-16:30 Efficient writing strategies – Roger Staats

Day 3

13:00-14:00 Publishing for impact, including bibliometrics – Ellen Fest en Marleen Noomen

Day 4

13:00-16:30 Follow-up workshop CV – Caro Struijke

Day 5

13:00-16:30 Effective Readable Writing (general feedback session) – Roger Staats


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) €250,-
2) Full fee: All other post-docs as well as staff of Wageningen University €350,-
3) Extended fee: All other participants €400,-

Fee includes study and training material, coffee/tea and lunch.

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 €50 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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