Each year the Dutch Research Council (NWO) offers individual grants to talented, creative researchers with their Talent Scheme. This enables them to conduct the research of their choice. Since the Talent Scheme was set up in 2000, NWO has been able to offer grants to nearly two thousand talented researchers. The Talent Scheme has three funding instruments tailored to various phases in researchers' scientific careers.

Veni, Vidi, Vici

  • Veni, for researchers who have recently graduated.
  • Vidi, for experienced researchers who have already conducted several years of research after gaining their PhD.
  • Vici, for senior researchers who have already demonstrated the ability to develop their own line of research.

The following Amsterdam Neuroscience affiliates have been awarded Veni, Vidi, Vidi grants by NWO.


Grant Researcher Project
Veni Jeanne Savage Multiple genetic pathways to alcohol misuse
Veni Anita van Loenhoud The brain's reserve capacity in Alzheimer's disease
Veni Aishu Parthasarathy The integrated neural code of action selection and action-outcome valence in the basal ganglia
Vidi Christiaan Vinkers Understanding the impact of childhood trauma in depression
Vidi Betty Tijms Strong brain connections for resilience to dementia
Vidi Camiel Boon Developing cutting-edge treatments to combat early hereditary blindness


Grant Researcher Project
Veni Marieke Meijer Towards understanding developmental disorders at a cellular level
Vidi Gijs Kooij Unravelling how the natural process to restrain inflammation mechanism works to exploit it in the combat against chronic inflammatory disorders like multiple sclerosis (MS)
Vidi Marc Engelen Development of new surrogate outcome measures for clinical trials in adrenoleukodystrophy and possibly other neurodegenerative diseases affecting the spinal cord
Vidi Linda Douw BrainLayer: the multilayer brain networks underlying cognitive decline
Vici Diederik van de Beek Pioneering new treatment for bacterial meningitis


Grant Researcher Project
Veni Anouk Schrantee The brain’s response to medication: zooming in with pharmacological MRI
Veni Wouter Peyrot What causes depression?
Veni Marianna Bugiani The blood-brain barrier in Vanishing white matter: filling a knowledge gap
Vidi Nathan Marchant The underlying neurobiology of two critical aspects of Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD)
Vidi Rogier Min Study how a disturbed balance of salts and water in the brain leads to neurological diseases


Grant Researcher Project
Vidi Odile van den Heuvel Project on obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) focusing on the interaction between brain, behaviour and environment
Vidi Matthijs Brouwer Research aimed at revealing the causes of brain inflammation


Grant Researcher Project
Veni Natalia Goriounova What is unique about human brain cells?
Veni Priyanka Rao-Ruiz The role of inhibition in shaping hippocampal memory traces
Veni Hein van Marle Sleep off your trauma
Veni Laurens Witter Do the pontine nuclei form the heart of voluntary motor control?
Veni Mirjam van Zuiden Why do traumatic memories keep on intruding?
Vidi Michel van den Oever Molecular insight into alcohol addiction