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Second round of Open Science Fund now open

3 April 2023

Leiden University strongly encourages our researchers to submit proposals to the second round of the NWO’s Open Science Fund. This round is for project proposals aimed at the further development of open science in fields or disciplines where this is not yet the norm or for projects that promote open science in a large group or community. This Call for Proposals is also for project proposals that promote collaboration between different organisations and disciplines and between academic and support staff.

The Open Science Fund is open to researchers from all academic fields. Researchers are encouraged to submit proposals together with other disciplines and support services, such as the Centre for Digital Scholarship (CDS) or the Citizen Science lab. Experts work here to support researchers in the areas of Open Access, FAIR research data management and software (CDS) and Citizen Science.

Deadline for submitting proposals

In this round, 3 million euros are available for projects up to a maximum of 50,000 euros. The sum will be divided equally between two packages of applications. The deadline for package 1 is 9 May 2023, 14.00 hrs. The deadline for package 2 is 26 September 2023, 14.00 hrs.

Results of the first round

Six Leiden applications (or co-applications) were accepted in the first round, including the Journal Observatory: Open Science in Practice | NWO. A total of 26 applications were honoured.  As more funding is available in the second round, even more applications may be honoured in this call. 

More information

For more information about the Open Science Fund, see the NWO website. If you have any questions or need advice, please contact Karlijn Hermans, the Open Science Coordinator at Leiden University.

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