Van Gogh Programme

The Van Gogh Programme promotes exchanges between Dutch and French researchers. It targets specific research projects and annually supports around 40 researchers from both countries.

Scientific development

The programme supports research projects focused on developing science. Often these projects involve research within a specific field of expertise. Research teams use each other's research facilities, unique collections and archives and specific research methods.

These collaborations can lead to bilateral joint PhD tracks, joint publications in renowned peer reviewed journals and collaborations within an EU context.

Target group

Van Gogh applicants are excellent researchers. They must have an outstanding track record and international exposure.

Prospective candidates include Veni, Vidi Vici scholars, French and Dutch ERC scholars, Spinoza Price winners, members of De Jonge Academie and their French counterparts. Researchers who are recognised as excellent by their own institution may also apply.

More information about the conditions of the programme and how to apply can be found on WilWeg.

Nuffic statement about coronavirus

13 March 2020
Message from Freddy Weima, Director-General of Nuffic

NRF and Nuffic call for South African PhD candidates

1 April 2019
The National Research Foundation of South Africa (NRF) and Nuffic have launched the second call for applications for PhD candidates from South Africa. The deadline is 7 June 2019.