Westerdijk Talent Scheme: a year later


Last year, on 10 February 2017, NWO launched the Westerdijk Talent Scheme. The aim of the Westerdijk Talent Scheme programme is to increase the number of women professors and therefore the contribution to a greater diversity at the top of Dutch academia. The programme offers universities the possibility to apply for grants if they appoint female researchers as a professor. On NWO's website, more information can be found about the rules and regulations of the programme. 

Now that the deadline has passed, press is taking stock, for example:

Trouw: Universiteiten van Wageningen en Rotterdam benoemen minder vrouwen tot hoogleraar dan afgesproken

Erasmus University Rotterdam: EUR to pass up on a quarter million for appointment of women professors