NWO encourages excellent research in the Domain Science. Various funding instruments are available to achieve this.

The NWO Domain Science covers the following disciplines:

  • Earth Sciences
  • Astronomy
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Life Sciences
  • Physics
  • Mathematics

Within NWO, the Domain Science realises the funding of research via five strategic lines:

  • Talent via Rubicon, Research Talent, the Innovational Research Incentives Scheme (Veni, Vidi, Vici) and NWO Spinoza Prize
  • Curiosity-driven research
  • Strategic programming, both national and international (including the Top Sectors and the Dutch National Research Agenda – NWA)
  • Valorisation
  • Infrastructure