16 May Vidi grant for Simone Lemeer
The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded Simone Lemeer, assistant professor Biomolecular Mass Spectrometry and Proteomics Group at Utrecht University, a Vidi grant for her research proposal ‘Elucidation of kinase inhibitor resistance in lung cancer’. With the Vidi grant NWO gives talented researchers the opportunity to develop their own line of research and to build up their own research group. Each scientist receives a maximum amount of 800,000 euros.
Vidi is aimed at excellent researchers who have gained several years of research experience after obtaining their PhDs. The scientists belong to the best ten to twenty percent in their discipline. A Vidi grant funds their research for a period of five years. Vidi is part of the NWO Talent Scheme, which consists of the Veni, Vidi and Vici grants.
NWO selects the Vidi laureates on the basis of the quality of the researcher, the innovative character of the research, the expected scientific impact of the research proposal and the possibilities for knowledge utilisation.