Resources for Research and Researchers in the Netherlands

Do you want to do research abroad?Are you looking for a job?Or have you just arrived in the Netherlands? Bookmark this collection of hyperlinks to find what you're looking for!

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The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek, NWO) initiates and promotes scientific research in all areas. The most important information on the NWO website is about:

Funding Research Overview


The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW, for Koninklijke Nederlandse Akadmie van Wetenschappen) is the umbrella organisation for a number of research institutes in the Netherlands. It provides information about:

Advice Funding International collaboration




The Subsidy Guide gives an overview of all subsidies that NWO provides.

STW (in Dutch)

The Technology Foundation STW is an autonomously operating unit of NWO, that stimulates and finances application-directed research at universities. Many of the STW grants involve the possibility for graduate students to obtain a Ph.D., or for Ph.D.s to do a postdoc.


The Research Funding page provides a search engine, helping you to find the grant that suits you.


The Netherlands organisation for international cooperation in higher education (Nuffic) provides fellowships and programmes to receive (short- and long-term) education in a foreign country. Foreign students can also find funding possibilities for higher education in The Netherlands. Especially the Beursopener is worth looking at.


This agency of the Ministry of Economical Affairs is responsible for the implementation of subsidy schemes. Their research programmes, the IOPs, are focused on innovation-driven research. Go to their international office EG-Liaison for information about European programmes.

Marie Curie Actions

The Marie Curie Individual Fellowships provide several funding possibilities for European researchers.


This free service of Science?s Next Wave tells you everything about grants, and contains among others the GrantDoctor

Facta (in Dutch)

Search for national and international funding possibilities for Social and Economical Sciences and Humanities.


Research Information

Organisation of Research


Find out about current research and research results of the NWO in their research overview


The Netherlands Institute for Scientific Information Services is an institute of the KNAW, that provides information about research in different scientific fields in The Netherlands. Of great value is NOD, their Dutch research database.

Wetenschap (in Dutch)

This website offers an overview of all research related sources.


Kennislink (in Dutch)

This website provides popular scientific news, accessible for a large public. They often have (young) researchers write articles about the research they are into.


Young Researchers' Organisations


The PhD Network of the Netherlands collects information of all meetings of local PhD collectives, recognises their common problems and exchanges information between them. The PNN is the Netherlands national network of Eurodoc, that together with Science's Next Wave forms the Eurodoc Exchange.


The Genomics Network for Young Scientists brings together young researchers (Ph.D.s, postdocs, young researchers in industry) working in the field of genomics. Their website offers news, a vacancy search engine (JobReport), a course database and a forum.

LPP (in Dutch)

The national postdocplatform is a critical group of postdocs at universities and research institutes in the Netherlands that tries to improve the position of postdocs (in Dutch).



Academic Transfer

The joint vacancy website of Dutch universities, academic hospitals and research institutes. You can find vacancies, career advice and international possibilities on this site. There's also a section containing country specific information (on working regulations). Last but not least, the link page contains a lot of other vacancy and career websites.

Labmatch (in Dutch)

The vacancy and career advice website for people working in life sciences.

Kelly Scientific Resources (in Dutch)

This website is part of Kelly Services, a global organisation that helps you to get a job.


This service of Science's Next Wave gives an overview of available vacancy websites per continent of the world.


Going Abroad

WilWeg (in Dutch)

"If there's a will, there's a way." This website of Nuffic provides specific country information and possibilities to study abroad.

Marie Curie Actions

The Marie Curie Actions are affiliated to the Sixth Framework Programme of the European Union. They provide training, mobility and career development opportunities for research and development.

Academic Transfer

Information on social security, taxes and other practical stuff of a variety of countries within and outside Europe.

Science's Next Wave

The Eurodoc Exchange contains a number of articles describing the situation of PhDs in different European countries. Studying and living in ..., a 'survival package' for people going to Germany can be worthy looking at.


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