Hestia – Impulse for Refugees in ScienceLocation: Location: The Netherlands | Workplace: On site

NWO introduced the ‘Hestia – Impulse for Refugees in Science’ pilot call to give academics, who had to flee their homeland due to war or another threatening situation, the chance to join ongoing Dutch research projects so they can expand their network and increase their knowledge and skills. It is also an opportunity for them to actively share knowledge and expertise, to get to know the Dutch science system, with the ultimate aim of enabling them to continue their careers/lines of research in their homeland. These academics will also enrich Dutch science and society with their expertise. Project leaders and main applicants of a research project already funded by NWO or ZonMw can use this programme to apply for funding to enable a refugee to join their project. The refugees must have an academic background (a master or PhD degree) and be appointed for a maximum of 18 months on a full-time or no more than 24 months on a part-time basis. Only people who fit the situations described in Annex 7.2 of the call for proposals can be eligible as candidates.

An overview of available projects can be found here.