The Netherlands Genomics Initiative attaches a great deal of value to international cooperation and therefore launched a stipend programme in 2009: the Distinguished Visiting Scientist Stipend. It offered top researchers associated with one of the NGI Genomics Centres an opportunity to perform research at a foreign top Institute and foreign top researchers to come to the Netherlands for a project at one of the NGI Genomics Centres.
In two rounds a total of eleven scientists were granted a stipend, six from NGI centres and five from abroad. In these rounds an H-index higher than 25 was required to participate, which proved a threshold for most young scientists.
For 2011 NGI has therefore created the Young Visiting Scientist Stipends to provide a younger generation of excellent scientists with the possibility to perform research abroad or to come to the Netherlands.
Who can apply
The directors of the NGI Genomics Centres can submit one proposal per Centre and per round for a young top researcher associated to the Centre or a young top researcher working abroad.
Young top researchers are defined as scientists with an excellent track record and an H-index higher than 15 who obtained their PhD degree
no more than 15 years ago.
What can be applied for
An application can be submitted for a visit ranging from a minimum of
1 month to a maximum of 12 months, spread over a maximum period of two years. A minimum stay of one month (unbroken) per year applies.
The amount made available by NGI is maximised at € 10,000 per month. Travelling and accommodation expenses will be reimbursed,
in addition to, if appropriate, salary or replacement costs, as well as research costs. This scheme does not involve an employment relationship or contract.
Application details are listed in the brochure which can be downloaded from this website.
When can be applied
The call has been closed on 1 April 2011.
Proposals will be assessed on the basis of quality criteria, download brochure.
- The NGI Management Team will assess the applications.
- The views of external referees will not be sought.
- The final award decisions will be made by the NGI director
- The entire assessment procedure will take approximately 1 month.
Budget: 0,4 million euro in 2011.