NWO (Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research), the Dutch Science funding organisation, has published its 2019-2022 strategy document: Connection Science and Society. NWO wants to be more flexible in adapting to anticipate developments in science and society and has identified 5 major ambitions. It wants to play a key role in connecting agendas, to actively foster research talent, stimulate collaboration for excellence and innovation, be host or point of entry to major research infrastructure and stimulate effective use of knowledge through co-design/co-creation. It will also give special attention to the “Matthew principle” that disfavours good researchers who just failed to secure a grant early in their career.
May 7, 2018