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NWO-I, the Institutes Organisation of NWO, is fully named the Netherlands Foundation of Scientific Research Institutes. NWO-I is an independent foundation, that belongs to the Dutch Research Council (NWO). NWO-I is located on the Winthontlaan in Utrecht.

Read more about the NWO transition.

NWO-I supports the following nine NWO Institutes:

  • AMOLF Physics of functional complex matter
  • ARCNL Advanced Research Center for Nanolithography
  • ASTRON Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy
  • CWI national research institute for mathematics and computer science
  • DIFFER Dutch Institute for Fundamental Energy Research
  • Nikhef Institute for Subatomic Physics Nikhef
  • NIOZ Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research
  • NSCR Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement
  • SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research

200 workgroups are part of NWO-I (BUW: Beheerseenheid Universitaire Werkgroepen), where physics research takes place at Dutch universities and institutes (see list below). This research will take place untill the former FOM-projects have been seen to an end.



Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam


Universiteit Leiden


Radboud Universiteit


Rijksuniversiteit Groningen


Technische Universiteit Delft


Technische Universiteit Eindhoven


Universiteit Twente


Universiteit Utrecht


Universiteit van Amsterdam


Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam


Wageningen Universiteit en Researchcentrum


Maastricht University Medisch Centrum

Financial statement
NWO-I spent 117 million Euro's in 2016 for exploitation and investment activities. The first source was NWO, and secondary sources were the European Union, the Dutch Government and cooperation with universities and businesses.

Personnel and output
At the end of 2016 the staff consisted of 66 tenured scientific employees, 185 postdocs, 478 PhD researchers and 356 technicians and other employees. These employees produced in 2016 104 theses, 1.238 refereed scientific publications, around 1.500 other publications and 11 patents.

Granting information Domain Science on NWO-I website
All granting information on this NWO-I-website belongs to the NWO Domain Science. In a while this information will be published on the NWO website. For more information, please see www.fom.nl/transition, or visit the NWO website.

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