NGI launches the Young Visiting Scientist Stipend
17 Jun 2010
The Netherlands Genomics Initiative (NGI) attaches a great deal of value to international cooperation and therefore launched a stipend programme in 2009: the Distinguished Visiting Scientist Stipend. It offered top researchers associated with one of the NGI Genomics Centres an opportunity to perform research at a foreign top Institute and foreign top researchers to come to the Netherlands for a project at one of the NGI Genomics Centres. In two rounds a total of eleven scientists were granted a stipend, six from NGI centres and five from abroad. In these rounds an H-index higher than 25 was required to participate, which proved a threshold for most young scientists.
For 2011 NGI has therefore created the Young Visiting Scientist Stipends to provide a younger generation of excellent scientists with the possibility to perform research abroad or come to the Netherlands. Purpose of this programme is to advance the international image of the NGI Genomics Centres, to invest in the scientific careers of young researchers and, through the exchange of researchers, raise the scientific and economic output of the NGI Genomics Centres. The total budget for the Young Visiting Scientist Stipends is € 400,000.
More information about the application procedure will soon be available on the NGI website or in the PDF brochure below.