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Roadmap grants

The National Roadmap for Large-Scale Research Facilities programme enables the building or renovation of research facilities with international allure, with which the Netherlands can assume an important position internationally. The funding, with an annual budget of 40 million euros, is awarded every two years by the Ministry of Education Culture and Science and the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO).

Roadmap grants 2020: HFML-FELIX and NMR-lab

National Roadmap Grant of more than 15 million euros for HFML-FELIX

HFML-FELIX has been awarded 15.1 million euros for the development of advanced instrumentation and new experimental techniques. The grant is part of The National Roadmap for Large-Scale Research Facilities of the Dutch Research Council (NWO) which enables the building or renovation of research facilities with international allure.

The Magnetic Resonance Research Centre (the NMR lab) at Radboud University will receive a considerable investment from this programme as one of the participants in a research consortium. The Nijmegen lab is part of the uNMR-NL Grid, which will receive a total of 17.9 million euros.

Roadmap grants 2018: HFML-FELIX and X-omics

The FELIX Laser Lab and the High Field Magnet Laboratory at Radboud University together receive a Roadmap Grant of 10.8 million euros for the renewal of their research facilities. The Dutch X-omics Initiative led by Radboudumc will receive more than 17 million euros. Two other projects in which the Radboud University and the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics participate have also been awarded a large grant in this programme.

Roadmap grant for High Field Magnet Laboratory 2014

The High Field Magnet Laboratory (HFML), run by Radboud University and FOM foundation, is specialized in researching and creating very strong continuous magnetic fields for physics, chemistry and life sciences research. The laboratory will use the grant to build new very strong magnets and to expand the cooling system.

Professor Nigel Hussey, HFML Director: "I am very grateful, and of course delighted, to have received this award from the Roadmap committee. With the continued support of Radboud University and FOM, I see a great opportunity, but also a great responsibility, now to deliver on these investments with new, pioneering technologies and ground-breaking science and to maintain the HFML's profile as a leading international facility on Dutch soil. It makes us all very honoured to be considered as such a high priority within the Dutch research infrastructure and community."

Roadmap grant for High Field Magnet Laboratory 2012

The grant of 11 million euros that was awarded to the HFML in 2012 went to equipment, manpower and additional ‘magnet hours’ (the number of hours available for experiments). The equipment and manpower were used, among other purposes, for the construction of a 38 tesla magnet. The HFML set a new world record for this specific type of magnets in March 2014. Furthermore, the 2012 grant was used to start a project for the construction of an even stronger magnet of 45 tesla, which is expected to be finished in 2017.