NWO Innovational Research Incentives Scheme

Innovative research produces valuable results: it may open up new areas of research or put an unexpected perspective on existing fields. The aim of the Innovational Research Incentives Scheme is to give an extra boost to innovative research through three categories of grants: Veni, Vidi and Vici (I came, I saw, I conquered). The terms refer to how far the researcher has progressed in his/her research career.

Veni leaureates

This grant enables talented researchers who have recently gained their PhD to expand innovative ideas.

Maria TimsMaria Tims: Her research is on individual job crafting and its relationships with individual, team, and organizational outcomes. The proposed studies are designed to find out under which conditions job crafting contributes to individual, team, and organizational outcomes.2016
Schaumburg, Julia
Julia Schaumburg: Her research is on econometric methods for assessing non-standard monetary policy impacts. The global financial crisis has triggered monetary interventions and tighter financial regulation. But does the impact of such measures last or does it evaporate quickly? And do they lead to the desired outcomes? These questions are addressed, using flexible, newly developed econometric methods.
Hans Koster will analyse the economic reasons for applying spatial planning. By making use of theoretical models and unique microdata he can, for example, analyse the influence of height restrictions, heritage protection, and social housing on the urban economy.
Olver, NeilNeil Olver will be studying the design of efficient networks from a computational approach. Even with the fastest computers, key networking problems in areas such as biology or communications remain very challenging.2013
Omar_Solinger_50x50Omar Solinger tries to predict reactions to planned change early on with the use of a new longitudinal measurement system (an app) and a scenario-based approach. 
Members of work teams often differ in how much they trust each other. Bart de Jong investigates how these 'trust asymmetries' emerge and produce dysfunctional team outcomes.2013
Wunsch, ConnyConny Wunsch quantifies desired and undesired effects of policies targeted at unemployed workers and derives recommendations for policy makers to improve the cost-effectiveness of these policies.2011
Botzen, WouterHow do individuals deal with risks with a low probability of a very large impact? Wouter Botzen will conduct economic experiments and surveys to study how insurance can provide incentives to take measures that limit damage of natural disasters.2010
Janssens, WendyWendy Janssens investigates how the combination of micro credit and health insurance for entrepreneurs in Tanzania affects the effectiveness of both programmes.2010
Vuuren, Aico vanAico van Vuuren is researching the evolution of the distribution of the sizes of companies on the labour market.2005
Bos, CharlesCharles Bos is combining econometric models for unobserved features with high-frequency data series in the field of finance.2005
Menkveld, AlbertAlbert Menkveld is researching the financing and administration of the financial sector. In 2007 he won the Pierson Medal for his research into financial markets2003
Siegmann, ArjenArjen Siegmann is making a behavioural-science analysis of financial issues.2002

Vidi laureates

Researchers who are eligible for this grant are more experienced. They are given the opportunity to set up an innovative line of research and appoint other researchers to that end.

Martijn van den AssemMartijn van den Assem: His research is on Economic behaviour on TV. How do people make decisions when there is a lot of money at stake? I will use game shows to analyse economic behaviour. Some game shows are unique behavioural experiments by virtue of the large money prizes and the repetition of well-defined choice problems that provide answers to the debate about the external validity of conventional experiments.2015
Watanabe, MakotoMarket economy is full of obstacles to transactions. Makoto Watanabe aims to find out what economic agents can and should do to mitigate such a difficulty. He also analyzes how prices can guide us to understand how well markets can work.2011
Menkveld, AlbertThe recent financial crisis demonstrates that markets do not always run smoothly. Where did it go wrong? Albert Menkveldreconstructs trading in 2007 and 2008 to find answers.2010
Ommeren, Jos vanJos van Ommeren is researching the effects of corporate behaviour on commuter traffic2004
Gautier, PieterPieter Gautier is researching whether people in cities who are single are more successful at finding a suitable partner and a job.2004

Vici laureates

Any researcher seeking the honour of a Vici grant will have an outstanding record of service and have demonstrated the ability to develop innovative lines of research. The Vici grant gives established researchers the chance to build up an innovative research group.

Klaauw, van der, Bas
Bas van der Klaauw: His research is on improving human capital by allocating individuals efficiently to schools and jobs. Mismatch in education or on the labour market has consequences for the acquisition of human capital. Governments implement policy to prevent this. The first objective is to carefully evaluate the effectiveness of this policy. The second objective is to use this policy evaluation to propose improvements.2015
Lucas, AndreAndre Lucas is developing new models to measure change processes, such as assessing economic risks (for example a financial crisis).2009