Whether you aim for a career in science or outside academia, reflect on what are your strengths and weaknesses. There are courses to help you discover these; see the optional components of the training programme.

If your goal is a career in science it is important to publicize in international peer-reviewed journals. Being present at conferences is not only good for presenting your work, but also for developing your network.

After your PhD there are several possibilities to try and get funding for further research. If you want to apply, please contact the Graduate School coordinator.

Rubicon NWO

Rubicon aims to encourage researchers at Dutch universities to dedicate themselves to a career in postdoctoral research.  Rubicon is open to all scientific disciplines for a research project of up to two years at a foreign research institute. For certain typically Dutch topics, there is also a limited opportunity to apply for a research period at a Dutch institute.

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Veni NWO

Veni allows researchers who have recently obtained their PhD to conduct independent research for a period of three years. You can prepare your application during your PhD. When you apply, your manuscript has to be approved.

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