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Courses for PhD students

NWO-I has developed a range of training courses especially for its PhD's, both PhD's from the University Workgroups (BUW) and PhD's working at participating NWO institutes AMOLF, ARCNL, CWI, DIFFER, Nikhef, NIOZ and SRON. These courses are all given in English.

NWO-I invites PhD's from the participating institutes for the training courses at a certain point in their PhD trajectory, in agreement with the P&O department of their institute. If you work at another institute and would like to participate, or if your training needs differ from the offered courses, then please contact your P&O department.

Training format 2023

Where 'live' is mentioned in the course calendar, this means on location at the NWO-I office in Utrecht. 

Taking Charge takes place live.

Career Orientation takes place  live

Art of Scientific Writing takes place entirely online.

Art of Presenting Science takes place live

These are the courses

Your contribution
Taking charge of Your PhD Project  None
Online training Science Integrity None
The Art of Presenting Science None
The Art of Scientific Writing None
Career Orientation Personal contribution of € 700, will be settled with your transition allowance

Online training Science Integrity

NWO-I wants their trainee researchers to keep aware of research integrity in daily practice. Discussing integrity is essential as it contributes to an open, safe and inclusive research culture in which good scientific practices are ensured. NWO-I therefore offers 4 online modules to combine with the Dilemma Game App. This training is  for all NWO-I PhD students and researchers in the first year of their appointment. It is part of the NWO-I training programme for PhD students.

You can register for the training here and download the app here.

More information can be found in the programme (see attachment at the bottom of this page).

Participation postdocs

Although the training courses have primarily been developed for PhD's, NWO-I postdocs are nevertheless welcome to take part. If you as postdoc are interested in one of the training courses stated above, then make this known to the P&O department of your institute. 
N.B.: For postdocs the same investment in the form of holiday leave hours applies as for researchers in training (see table above).

Bussiness orientation

NWO-I Business Orientations provides 3rd and 4th year PhD students with the (online) opportunity to experience dynamics within organizations outside of academia.

On 17 March 2022 was the online ASML PhD-excursion. The 3rd- en 4th year PhD's of NWO-I were invited for this.

On 2 July 2020 NWO-I organised an online meeting in cooperation with Demcon. This meeting has been recorded and can be viewed here.


For more information, please send an email to Martine van Harderwijk at

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