DESCRIPTION AND METHODOLOGIES
The project is an impulse to make Dutch science and the academic labour market accessible to refugee academics with demonstrable refugee status. At the same time, these academics will enrich Dutch science with the experience and expertise they bring with them.
By making short-term funding available, NWO provides this group of academics the opportunity to join current Dutch research projects and to build a network. This will give them a chance to actively share knowledge and expertise, and to familiarise themselves with the Dutch scientific system; it will also provide an impulse to resume or continue the career and/or research line that was interrupted in their home country. This funding can therefore provide an entry into Dutch science and thus expand the opportunities for these academics in the longer term.
Funding (for personnel and material costs) can be requested for the appointment of an academic with demonstrable refugee status at the level of junior or senior researcher in a current research project already funded by NWO or ZonMw.
This project was launched NWO in 2018 in consultation with KNAW, the Young Academy and the Foundation for Refugee Students (UAF) as a pilot call to fund research appointments for academics residing in the Netherlands as refugees and wishing to build or continue an academic career in the country. The project was subsequently extended for two years.