One of the many consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic is the delay in scientific research, which can particularly affect young researchers with temporary contracts. NWO and the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science (National Education Program) have made funds available to enable those researchers to complete their research programmes.

With the approval of the Works Councils (OR) VUmc and AMR BV, an arrangement has been drawn up within Amsterdam UMC for the distribution of the awarded amount. For every full-time FTE PhD- candidate who was employed on 1 May 2020, the project leader will receive a voucher worth € 7,900. In the case of a part-time appointment, this amount will be calculated pro rata.

Coming November 23 at 13:00, the Board of Directors will organize a question-and-answer session to further explain the arrangement  and the conditions.

For more information about the compensation scheme and access to the Q&A session via Teams, check here (Information on Intranet, only in Dutch).