Company visit NWO

The Academy Career Centre is organising a company visit to NWO for PhD students and postdocs.

The Academy Career Centre is organising a series of company visits for PhD students and postdocs who want to discover their career options. Participating in a company visit means getting to know an interesting organisation, making contacts and discovering what kind of career you aspire to. The first company visit will take place at NWO.


The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) is one of the most important science funders in the Netherlands and ensures quality and innovation in science. Every year, NWO invests nearly 900 million euros in curiosity-driven research, research related to societal challenges and research infrastructure. NWO selects and finances research proposals on the basis of advice from scientists and experts from the Netherlands and abroad. In addition to the financing of research projects, national strategy development and the boosting of networking through scientific conferences are important activities.

Target group

PhD students and postdocs who want to discover their career opportunities by taking a look at various relevant organisations.


We will start the day with a guided tour and an introduction to NWO as an organisation to discover its activities and why this is an interesting place to work. For PhD students and postdocs, NWO offers opportunities to continue their careers as programme coordinators or policy advisors. During this company visit, NWO employees holding such positions will therefore explain their work. You can also talk to a recruiter about the requirements for working here and to see if such a position suits you. You will then perform a case assignment that will give you a foretaste of the challenges you will encounter in your role as programme coordinator or policy advisor. We will end the visit with a lunch where you will have the opportunity for further talks with NWO employees. To support the networking, you can bring a business card or CV.

The company visit will last half a day and will consist of the following:

  • Guided tour and introduction to the organisation
  • Presentation about positions that may be of interest to PhD students and postdocs: programme coordinator and policy advisor
  • Case assignment
  • Recruiter who will explain the requirements for working at NWO
  • Lunch and networking opportunity

Practical information and register

  • Duration: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Date: 8 October 2019
  • Language: English
  • Location: NWO, Laan van Nieuw Oost-Indië 300, NL-2593 CE The Hague
  • Group size: 30
  • Register for this company visit