Nine scientists from Wageningen University & Research (WUR) have received Veni grants of up to 250.000 euros from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). This allows them to further develop their research in the next three years.
The Veni grants are awarded annually by the NWO to outstanding researchers who have just finished their PhDs. They are selected on the basis of the following criteria: quality of the researcher, innovative character of their research, expected scientific impact and possibilities for knowledge validation.
A total of 1151 researchers submitted research proposals to the NWO. 166 of them were awarded a grant, including these nine WUR scientists: