Vidi grant for Mireille Claessens

2009 | 24 November

Dr. Mireille Claessens today received the news that she has been granted one of the 89 annual Vidi-grants from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO).

Mireille’s proposal ‘Supra-fibrillar amyloid assemblies: Implications for cytoskeletal functioning’ was one of 7 grants in the chemical sciences division.

The Innovational Research Incentives Scheme has been set up in 2000 by NWO, KNAW and the universities jointly. The aim is to promote innovation in the academic research field. The scheme is directed at providing encouragement for individual researchers and gives talented, creative researchers the opportunity to conduct their own research programme independently and promote talented researchers to enter and remain committed to the scientific profession.

The Vidi-grant is meant for researchers who want to develop their own innovative line of research and appoint one or more researchers. The budget should have a maximum of 800,000 euro.