In 2000, the Netherlands organization for Scientific Research, the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Dutch universities established the Innovational Research Incentives Scheme (IRIS). The aim of the program is to give an extra boost to innovative research. The IRIS is a personal grant, offering talented, creative researchers the opportunity to perform their chosen research and to give them a better chance of advancement in academic research institutions.
3 PARTS: vENI, VIDI AND VICI
- Veni: open to applications from recent PhD holders, enabling them to further develop their ideas over a three-year period
- Vidi: for researchers to develop their own innovative research line and appoint one or more researchers
- Vici: for senior researchers to create their own research group
The Academy Professor Program was founded by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (in Dutch KNAW) and is geared to excellent professors that are part of the absolute scientific elite. The aim of the program is to free up these professors for top quality research and to educate researchers.
TU/e professor Bert Meijer is an Academy Professor.