New round of the NWO Open Science Fund

Published on
March 24, 2023

The Fund aims to support projects specifically designed to implement and stimulate Open Science practices. The call is open to researchers from all science domains. A total of € 3 million is available, with a maximum of
€ 50,000 per project (up to a one-year duration).

Focus of the Fund

The primary focus of this new round is on the following:

  • project proposals geared towards the further development of Open Science in domains or disciplines where it is not yet the norm
  • projects that promote Open Science among a large group or community.

In addition, this call is intended for project proposals which promote collaboration between various organisations and disciplines, and between academic and support staff. There are two deadlines (€ 1,5 million each): 9 May 2023 and 26 September 2023. Please reach out to the WUR Open Science support staff if you are interested in collaboration.  

Evaluation criteria

Applicants will review each other’s proposals. NWO has used this working method successfully for several years. It's a method which benefits researchers by enabling them to learn from each other’s ideas. Open Science methodology, including Research Data Management and software sustainability, will be part of the evaluation.

More information and contact

Are you interested in the NWO Open Science Fund? For more information, check the NWO website. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or concerns, contact us at