The Vidi training will provide participants with support for the development of a competitive proposal for the NWO Talent Programme Vidi. It is designed for researchers who will apply for a Vidi in 2024.

During this training, you will be introduced to the Vidi procedure and dive into each section of the application document. The goal is to understand the key aspects of what makes a good pre-proposal and full proposal (eventually). The sessions run from June 2024 to August 2025 and will support the entire application process.

Overview and timetable

The VIDI course is offered by grant advisors of UT and Yellow Research and includes three sessions:

Session 1: General overview of the Vidi application process, eligibility, and evaluation criteria

Session 2: Preparation of a competitive pre-proposal with an in-depth analysis of the application template including academic profile, key output, and the research idea.

Session 3: How to develop your research idea.

  • Programme is for

    The course is designed specifically for researchers from the University of Twente with a competitive CV and an innovative research idea who are considering applying for an NWO-VIDI grant 2024.

    We strongly advise you to register for the training if you intend to apply for the 2024 round. Upon registration, please email a recent resume and your PhD promotion date to h.abdizadeh@utwente.nl.

    If you do not yet want to apply in 2024 but want to know more about the Vidi, please watch the session 1 recording. Link will be added here later.

  • Date

    Course dates:
    - June 12th, 2024, 9:30-11:00 (online)
    - June 26th, 2024, 13:00-17:00 (on campus – location TBA)
    - July 11th, 2024, 9:00- 12:30 => MOVED to July 16th (on campus – location TBA)

  • Location

    Invitations will be sent  to indicate the location.

  • Course fee

    This training will be paid from central funds

  • Maximum participants


  • Trainers

    Haleh Abdizadeh, grant advisor, UT-SBD

    Erik Prins, grants consultant, Yellow research

  • Course materials

    Course materials will be provided before and during the training.

  • Requirements

    The attending researcher is eligible to apply for an NWO-VIDI grant.

S.P. Boekholt (Sofia)
Course Coordinator CDC
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