Biomedical Engineering well represented in research school financing awards

Four research schools falling either partly or entirely under TU/e (Eindhoven University of Technology) will each receive a grant of 800,000 euros from the NOW (Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research) to train young researchers, it was announced on 4 September. In two of the research schools, Biomedical Engineering is involved. Grants were awarded to a total of 18 research schools.

With this financing under the NWO’s Graduate Programme, each research school can give four talented young researchers the funding to develop their own ideas. The aim is to allow new doctoral candidates to choose their own research topic and supervisor. A prerequisite for the award is that the research school offers an excellent educational and research environment for young talent.

TU/e well represented 
A total of 32 schools applied for financing, of which 18 will each receive a grant of 800,000 euros to appoint four doctoral candidates. TU/e is well represented in the awards list. Four of the successful research schools fall either partly or entirely under TU/e:

  • COBRA Photonics (TU/e)
    The COBRA research school at TU/e combines research from the departments of Electrical Engineering and Applied Physics.
  • Graduate Programs Computer Science and Mathematics: Honors Track on Data Science (TU/e)
    Excellent students from the Graduate Programs of the Mathematics and Computer Science department are given the opportunity to carry out research in the field of ‘data science’ – the study of large volumes of data.
  • Innovation by Integration of Regenerative Medicine and Technology (UMC, TU/e)
    This research school is a result of TU/e’s strategic alliance with Utrecht University and University Medical Center Utrecht. The research domain combines biomedical science with technology.
  • Netherlands’ Magnetic Resonance Research School (RU, WUR, UU, UL, TU/e)
    This research school arises out of a consortium of the five Dutch universities, and was founded for joint research into nuclear magnetic resonance, a technology for the study of processes in nature and chemistry. TU/e is the only university that uses this technology for biomedical applications.