Netherlands Initiative for Education Research (NRO) Programme Council for Fundamental Scientific Education Research (PROO) Postdocs in Education Research
Details of the applicant
Full name, title:
Address for correspondence:
2. Title of the research proposal
3. Summary of the research proposal
(max. 200 words, plus max. 5 KEYWORDS.)
4. Main field of research
(For all applications it is compulsory to fill out one or more research fields that correspond to the subject of your research proposal. You can only refer to the descriptions and codes from the NWO research field list. Please find the list via: http://www.nwo.nl/researchfields)
If applicable: other fields of research, in order of relevance:
5. Please draft a public summary of your research proposal (preferably in Dutch).
Summarise your proposed research in maximum 40 words.
Minimum 12 months and maximum 24 months. Indicate how many months you want to apply for and the actual equivalent (fte).
7. Intended starting date
No earlier than 1 August 2016, no later than 1 November 2016.
The CV has a maximum of 3 pages, excluding the Possible impact of the project, Motivation and the Publication list. 1a. Personal details
Title(s), initial(s), first names (in full), surname:
1b. Master's (doctoraal)
University/College of Higher Education:
Date of the certificate:
1c. Doctorate (promotie)
University/College of Higher Education:
Date and place of (intended) doctoral degree as stated on your certificate:
Title of thesis:
Note: If you have not yet received your PhD you must include a manuscript approval form in your application.
1d. Extension clause
Indicate whether you need to make use of the extension clause. This is only necessary if the time between your doctorate date and the deadline exceeds the maximum period of 1 year. In that case, it is important to contact the secretary of this programme (firstname.lastname@example.org) before submitting your application.
I have permission to make use of the extension clause
1e. Current employment and work experience since graduating (see 1b)
Fixed term (Y/N)
Permanent position (Y/N)
Full time equivalent
1f. Man-years of research
Give all the time you have spent on research in a total number of months. The committee will evaluate your track record with regard to this number. If there are any gaps in your CV, you may explain them here.
1g. Brief summary of pre- and/or postdoctoral research experience
(max. 300 words)
1h. International activities and extended periods of study/research abroad
If subsidised, please specify grant source.
1i. Scholarships and prizes 1j. Other academic activities 1k. Publications
The applicant's authorship of publications (such as articles in internationally recognised academic journals) is a factor of considerable importance in the assessment of the application
List your five top publications including one or two sentences on what your contribution to each publication was. Items should be listed as follows:
- journal (issue, year, pages, impact factor)
List all publications, lectures, abstracts and manuscripts, separated from the list above, but using the same classification. Categorize the list into existing, accepted and submitted publications
Please list the top 5 journals in your research area (with impact factor), separated from the list above, but using the same classification.
1l. Motivation (max. 350 words)
In this section you explain why you desire to carry out postdoctoral research and why your CV is fitted for the envisaged research. The motivation also provides an opportunity to explain particular situations, eg delay in the PhD research.
Describe what kind of impact you expect your grant to have (if granted) and what your plans are after finishing the project.
Important note: Please take into account that a multidisciplinary advisory committee will have to read and understand your proposal. Therefore we advise you to ensure that your proposal is tailored for an audience consisting of experts with various scientific backgrounds. 2a. Proposed research
Describe the proposed research as accurately as you can within the maximum number of maximum 2000 words on no more than 6 pages, not including references; the word count includes footnotes, figure captions and tables.
You must at least include information on the following subcriteria:
the code of conduct for biosecurity/possibility for dual use of the expected results
2d. Grant budget
The agreement concluded between NWO and VSNU at Octobre 2nd 2008, concerning the employership that is arranged by the universities and the agreed salary fees, shall apply to the granting of subsidies. The calculation of the staff costs (must be based on these current fixed salary fees).
Total costs by NWO for the entire Interlinked Research Project
Note that there is only one host institute possible.
3b. Website of the host institute 3c. Name, position and email address of the supervisor at the host institute
See also the form of acceptance to be completed by the host institute.
3d. Describe what contacts have already been established with the host institute (max. 200 words)
3e. Indicate why you prefer to carry out your research at the host institute including (max. 400 words)
In what way your research fits the already existing research line(s) at the host institute
Any other motivation for your choice of the host institute
3f. List the five key publications of the research group at the host institute over the last five years
Knowledge exchange and impact
Max. 400 words excluding literature references or figures 4a. Relevance of the results and/or insights from the research for and the contribution to educational practice 4b. Describe the effectiveness and feasibility of the proposed approach for knowledge exchange and impact with respect to meeting the need(s) of educational practice and third parties within and outside of the academic sector 4c. Indicate the period in which possible knowledge exchange and impact is expected to occur 4d. Describe how the researcher might intend to contribute to the realisation of the possibleknowledge exchange and impact
Appendices and word count
Please submit the application to NWO in electronic form (pdf format is required!) using the ISAAC system, which can be accessed via the NWO website (www.nwo.nl).
Give the title(s), initial(s), surname and university of the two references expressing support for the application on the two recommendation forms (aanbevelingsbrieven) accompanying the application
The recommendation letters should preferably be submitted by the applicant through the ISAAC system but if the authors of the letters have objections to that procedure, they may send their letters by email to email@example.com. Fill in the box, choose yes or no.
Deadline for submitting this form: April 12th, 2016, at 2 PM CET.
Please submit the application to NWO in electronic form (pdf format is required!) using the ISAAC system, which can be accessed via the NWO website (www.isaac.nwo.nl). The application must be submitted from the account of the applicant mentioned under question 1. For any technical questions regarding submission, please contact the ISAAC helpdesk (firstname.lastname@example.org).