Preparing Your Veni pre-proposal

Course schedule

Dates Start time End time Location Coordinator registrations
1, 8, 15 and 22 June 2018 Wageningen Campus Janneke van Seters Registration ended at 31/05/2018
6, 13, 20 and 27 June 2019 Wageningen Campus Anouk Geelen 19 / 20 Registration ended at 31/05/2019

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: 31 May 2019

General Information

Target Group: Researchers interested in applying for an NWO VENI grant in 2020 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 4 days. See schedule above for the scheduled course dates and programme below for the times and content. 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: Wageningen Campus


Day 1 9:00-17:00

Publishing for impact, including bibliometrics
Preparing your CV

Day 2 9:00-12:30

Efficient writing strategies

Day 3 14:00-17:30

Follow-up workshop CV

Day 4 22 June 9:00-12:30

Effective readable writing (general feedback session)


1) Reduced fee: PhD candidates and 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 PhD candidates / 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 PhDs and 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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