NWO Institutes Organisation (NWO-I)
NWO Institutes Organisation (NWO-I)
Utrecht, Netherlands

NWO Institutes Organisation (NWO-I)

The NWO Institutes Organisation (NWO-I), formerly the Foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter (FOM) is fully named the Netherlands Foundation of Scientific Research Institutes. NWO-I is an independent foundation, that belongs to the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). The office of NWO-I is located on the Van Vollenhovenlaan in Utrecht.

The NWO Institutes Organisation (NWO-I), formerly the Foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter (FOM) – see the paragraph 'Transition' below - is fully named the Netherlands Foundation of Scientific Research Institutes. NWO-I is an independent foundation, that belongs to the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). The office of NWO-I is located on the Van Vollenhovenlaan in Utrecht.

The NWO Institutes Organisation supports the NWO Institutes. At this moment it concerns only the former FOM Institutes:

  • AMOLF Laboratorium voor moleculair en materiaalonderzoek
  • ARCNL Advanced Research Center for Nanolithography
  • DIFFER Dutch Institute for Fundamental Energy Research
  • Nikhef Institute for Subatomic Physics Nikhef

The other NWO Institutes are intended join the NWO Institutes Organisation as from 1 January 2018:

  • ASTRON Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy
  • CWI national research institute for mathematics and computer science
  • NIOZ Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research
  • NSCR The Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement
  • SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research

200 workgroups are part of the NWO Institutes Organisation, where physics research takes place at Dutch universities and institutes (see below). This research will take place until the former FOM-projects have been seen to an end.

For further information, please visit the website www.nwo-i.nl.

NWO-I in a nutshell
NWO-I employs as of 31 December 2016 almost 1100 people of which 66 are permanent scientific staff, 185 postdocs, 478 PhDs and 356 technicians and other employees. The research is carried out at four institutes and by 200 university workgroups spread over 11 Dutch universities. The employees produce around 100 PhD theses and 1200 scientific articles per year.

NWO Transition
As of 1 January 2017 FOM is converted to the NWO Institutes Organisation. Together with other NWO divisions FOM forms a new organisation, as part of the NWO Transition. FOM is divided into three parts: 'granting' will be part of the NWO Domain Science, another part will join the Operations division and the staff supporting the institutes and university Work groups has become the NWO Institutes Organisation (NWO-I). The NWO Institutes NSCR, NIOZ, ASTRON, CWI and SRON will become part of this organisation from 1 January 2018 onwards. All plans are currently studied by the work councils. For more information about the transition, please visit the NWO website as well.

JOBS FROM THIS EMPLOYER (8)

NWO Institutes Organisation (NWO-I)
NWO Institutes Organisation (NWO-I)
Location: Utrecht, Netherlands
PhD position: Condensed matter physics inspired by the brain
Research This project is part of a new research direction that we aim to develop based on our extensive experience for multi-scale modelling op laser-induced nonequilibrium dynamics of magnetism. On the one hand, it aims to predict how solid state magnetic materials can be...
NWO Institutes Organisation (NWO-I)
NWO Institutes Organisation (NWO-I)
Location: Utrecht, Netherlands | Closing on Jun 30
PhD position: Optical recording from axons: development and implementation of wavefront shaping
We are looking for a creative physicist or biologist with a MSc degree and a strong affinity towards optics and microscopy and/or cellular neuroscience/electrophysiology.
NWO Institutes Organisation (NWO-I)
NWO Institutes Organisation (NWO-I)
Location: Utrecht, Netherlands
PhD position: Search for magnetic skyrmions and topological memory in new materials by neutron and x-ray scattering
With a recently awarded FOM programme we combine theory, material synthesis and the latest experimental techniques to explore new magnetic topological states and transport effects of magnetic Skyrmions. Skyrmions are chiral nanoparticles with a vortex-like structure that occur...
NWO Institutes Organisation (NWO-I)
NWO Institutes Organisation (NWO-I)
Location: Utrecht, Netherlands
PhD position: Thermal stability effects in large scale windfarms
Wind-turbines interact with the environment over a wide range of length scales ranging from millimeters (viscous scales) and meters (wakes and tip vortices) up to geophysical scales of hundreds of meters (inter-turbine spacing) to kilometers (wind-farms). The large scale...