Science - August 13, 2010

Money to groom research talent

The Wageningen Graduate School for Production Ecology & Resource Conservation (PE&RC) has received 800 thousand euros from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) to educate top researchers.

The money comes from NWO's Graduate Programme, which aims to stimulate the creation of an excellent education and research environment for talented young researchers. The graduate school will use the money to establish a research MSc course in which talented MSc students can acquire knowledge and skills to become top scientists. This research MSc course has set its sights on producing twelve research proposals, the four best of which will be honoured with doctorate positions by NWO.
Students outside the graduate school PE&RC can also vie for the doctorate positions. The NWO subsidy is meant for PhD students who will carry out research work in ecology within PE&RC, one of the ten graduate schools which have each received 800 thousand euros to groom talented young researchers.