Preparing Your Veni pre-proposal

Course schedule

Dates Start time End time Location Coordinator    
7, 14, 21 and 28 June 2022 Wageningen Campus Anouk Geelen Registration ended at 30/05/2022

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 all NWO Veni domains.

Registration deadline: 30 May 2022

General Information

Target Group: Researchers (with a PhD degree) planning to apply for an NWO Veni grant in 2022.
Group size: 20
Course duration: Total of 4 sessions. See schedule above for the scheduled course dates and programme below for the times and content. Next to these scheduled days, count at ½ day per week to write your proposal.
Language: English
Credit points: -
Self-study hours: ½ day per week (spent writing your own proposal)
Name lecturer: Various
Venue: Wageningen Campus


Day 1

13:00-16:30 Preparing your CV – Caro Struijke
16:45-17:30 Q&A, NWO and WUR Veni guidelines – Henrieke de Ruiter

Day 2

13:00-16:30 Efficient writing strategies – Patrick Graman
16:45-17:45 Publishing for impact, including bibliometrics – Ellen Fest

Day 3

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

Day 4

13:00-16:30 Effective Readable Writing (general feedback session) – Patrick Graman


1) Reduced fee: Post-docs and staff of Wageningen University €250,-
2) Extended fee: All other participants €400,-

Fee includes study material and coffee/tea.

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.


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